Is Bruno Mars Black? What is Bruno Mars’ Nationality?

Bruno Mars has taken over the world’s music industry with his hit songs for the past two decades. Ever since he entered America’s music industry, he has changed the ‘music’ taste of the new generation with his hits like ‘Finesse,’ ‘24K Magic’, ‘Uptown Funk,’ and many more.

The music guru is responsible for delivering some of the best chart-topping songs of the decade. For this, he has been nominated 16 times for the prestigious Grammy Award and has won 11 of them. Do we wonder why big celebrities like Bruno Mars have fans that are curious about their personal lives?

Is Bruno Mars Black? What's his nationality?
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Therefore, in this article, we will answer one of the most common questions relating to Bruno Mars, which is his nationality and race. So, what is Bruno Mars’s nationality? Is Bruno Mars Black or not? You will get all the answers below.    

Is Bruno Mars American, ‘White’, or ‘Black’?

Grammy Award-winning music artist Bruno Mars was born in the city of Honolulu, Hawaii. He was raised in Hawaii too. That makes Bruno Mars’s nationality American.

However, many of us don’t know about the original roots of Bruno Mars, which comes from his Puerto-Rican dad and Filipino mom. Although his nationality is American, his roots and origin are mixed, with one-quarter Jewish coming from Hungary and Ukraine.

He has a pool of heritages like Ukrainian, American, Hispanic, Jewish, Filipino, Hawaiian, Puerto Rican, Hungarian, Asian and Spanish. Since he does not have any African heritage, we can’t claim he is ‘Black.’ Also, we can’t say that his race is completely ‘white,’ but ambiguously mixed.

Bruno Mars’ parents Nationalities

Peter Gene Hernandez was born to parents Bernadette San Pedro Bayot and Peter Hernandez. The music artist’s parents are said to be Boricua and Filipina and are beautifully mixed from different cultures around the world.

Whereas his father is 50% Puerto Rican and the rest Ashkenazi Jewish mixed from Ukraine and Hungary, and his mother is half Filipino and half Spanish. The 11-time Grammy award-winning artist’s father was born in New York.

Hence he has an American nationality. At the same time, his mother was born in the Philippines, and her parents emigrated to Hawaii when she was a child. Peter flew to Hawaii to attend a performance in Hawaii where he met Bernadette, who was a Hula Dancer.

Bruno’s mother was a dancer and singer by profession, whereas his father also worked with music. So we can say Bruno has music in his genes.

Final Thoughts

Bruno Mars is indeed a capable singer who knows how to win over his audiences again and again. So, now we know what his heritage is.

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