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Uptown Funk May Have Been STOLEN From A 70’s All-Female Rap Group

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Uh oh.

Did Bruno Mars steal “Uptown Funk?!”

According to TMZ, The Sequence- one of the first female rap groups- claims Mars used their 1979 hit, “Funk You Up” as the inspiration for his massive hit with Mark Ronson. I mean, the song just won grammy of the year, so if this is real Mark and Bruno could be in real trouble.

The group’s rep, Kali Bowyer, claims the hook to both songs are the same, and there are other similarities as well. There’s no lawsuit…yet. But who knows what’ll happen this week.

Decide for yourself if “Funk You Up” is like “Uptown Funk.” I don’t really think it sounds that much like it- and honestly, I kinda think The Girls of the Sequence just want a little cash in their pockets.

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Posted Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 at 8:08am
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Bruno Mars announced as the headliner for the Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show! Yay – or nay?

Bruno Mars has been announced as the headliner for the Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime show! The 27-year-old announced the news on Sunday, by posting the promotional picture above on his Facebook page.

Bruno will follow Beyonce’s performance last year, with her former Destiny’s Child bandmates. (I thought she did AMAZING!)

How do you feel about Bruno landing this huge gig? I have to say I’m surprised he got it. Past performers include Beyonce, Madonna, The Black Eyed Peas, Bruce Springsteen and more. Do you think Bruno can handle it? I will admit I’m not a huge Bruno fan. His songs annoy me more often than not. His last couple songs drove me crazy.

Posted Monday, September 9th, 2013 at 7:07am
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Bruno Mars: “Sex is a great party starter!”

Bruno Mars lands the April cover of GQ Magazine, the issue they named the “Style Bible.” In the interview, the singer opened up about his infamous mugshot, his arrest and why he loves to write songs about sex.

“It feels good to sing about. It feels…sexy,” the 27-year-old admitted about his lyrics.  “It puts you in a sexy frame of mind. It feels good to project. Sex is a great party starter.”

He admits that his song “Gorilla” is on the naughty side. “It was just painting a picture — some animalistic sex,” he says. “Instead of me singing ‘You and me having animalistic sex’ — which is a terrible lyric.”

Something else that was terrible was Mars’ 2010 arrest, in which he was caught with a bag of cocaine in a Las Vegas casino and booked on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance. In the holding cell, Mars lied while being questioned by an officer, reportedly saying he acted foolishly and had never used drugs before.

“I don’t know where that came from. I was really intoxicated. I was really drunk,” Mars explains to GQ of the lie. “So a lot of that is a big blur, and I try every day to forget and keep pushing.”

As for why he smiled in his mugshot photo, Mars says he has “no idea,” poignantly admitting, “It was a picture.”

But although he can laugh about the incident now, Mars says that he’s simply trying to make the best music he can and hopefully, one day, retire and bask in the sun all day.

When asked where he wants to be once he stops performing, Mars explains, “On a beach, drinking out of a coconut, watching some kids running around in the sand, looking at the ocean … And then planning a reunion tour, overweight.”

I like Bruno Mars. I do agree that his songs are TOO sexual, I can’t listen to any of them when my kids are in the car. But I do like him. He reminds me of Michael Jackson.


Posted Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 at 2:14pm
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2012 Grammy Awards: Full List Of Winners

In case you didn’t know…the 2012 Grammy Awards ceremony was held last night at the Staples Center in L.A.  Anyone  nominated in a category with Adele should’ve just threw on their pj’s and watched from home.  Adele took home SIX grammy’s – winning every category she was nominated in!!  Did you watch? What’d you think?

2012 Grammy Winner’s List:

Album Of The Year:
21— Adele – WINNER
Wasting Light— Foo Fighters
Born This Way— Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans — Bruno Mars
Loud — Rihanna

Record Of The Year:
“Rolling In The Deep” — Adele – WINNER
“Holocene” — Bon Iver
“Grenade” — Bruno Mars
“The Cave” — Mumford & Sons
“Firework” — Katy Perry

Best New Artist:
The Band Perry
Bon Iver – WINNER
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj

Song Of The Year:
“All Of The Lights” — Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
“The Cave” — Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
“Grenade” — Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
“Holocene” — Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)
“Rolling In The Deep” — Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele) – WINNER

Best Pop Solo Performance:
“Someone Like You” — Adele  WINNER
“Yoü And I” — Lady Gaga
“Grenade” — Bruno Mars
“Firework” — Katy Perry
“F***in’ Perfect” — Pink

Continue reading for the full list!


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