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Hispanic Heritage Month Artist Feature- Bruno Mars!

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UNSPECIFIED: In this screengrab released on March 14, Bruno Mars of music group Silk Sonic performs onstage during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards broadcast on March 14, 2021. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

x1023 joins the Hispanic and Latino community in observing National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. This year’s theme is Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.

The Hispanic and Latino community represent one of the fastest growing populations in America. Their roots stem from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, South America, Europe, and North America.

Bruno Mars whose real name is Peter Gene Hernandez, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a Grammy award winning singer-songwriter, record producer, musician, dancer, and music video director.  He is best known for his hit singles like “Just the Way You Are”, “Grenade”, and “Locked Out of Heaven”.

Bruno Mars father is of half Puerto Rican and half Ashkenazi Jewish descent (from Ukraine and Hungary), his mother emigrated from the Philippines to Hawaii, and was of Filipino and Spanish ancestry.

With worldwide sales of over 11 million albums and 68 million singles, he is undoubtedly, one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time.