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There are 3 things I’d do when my life falls apart…
Number 1, I’d cry my eyes out and I’d dry up my heart
Not until I do this, will my new life start
That’s the first thing I’d do when my life falls apart
Oh, the 2nd thing I would do is I would close both of my eyes
And sing the parts I knew of favorite songs up to the skies
I’d go where I know the love is, centering, I look inside
Gathering new strength and sorrow
I’d die to be alive
Ah ah I keep the cold around me
Ah ah I’m safe inside my storm
Ah ah I say it all is grounded
‘Coz off the ground you can’t get no lower
No, when you’re grounded you can’t get any lower
The 3rd thing that I’d do now when my world caves in
Is I’d pause, I’d take a breath and bow and I let the chapter in
I’d design my future bright not by way my life has been
And I’d try, try, try, try, try again
Yes, I’d try, try, try, try, try again.
Three years ago, Bruno Mars became a worldwide superstar with a string of smash hits. But before that, he struggled for years to make it, and reveals that one of the barriers to his becoming a pop star was his race.
Bruno is Puerto Rican, Jewish and Filipino. In the cover story of the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, he says that when he and his songwriting partners came up with a song called “Nothin’ on You,” Bruno figured it was his ticket to the big time. But when he brought it to a music industry decision-maker — a guy he won’t name — the reaction shocked him.
“He goes, ‘Oh man, oh man, what a song,’” recalls Bruno. But then, he says the guy told him, “You know what kind of white artist we could break with this? Blond hair, blue eyes, we could make this kid the next thing!”
“It was just kinda sad,” Bruno tells EW. “It was like, ‘Man, what about the kid that played you the song and wrote it and produced it…what about that guy?’”
That experience, Bruno said, made him feel like a “mutant,” and he says that was his lowest point. “Even with that song in my back pocket to seal the deal, things like that are coming out of people’s mouths. It made me feel like I wasn’t even in the room.”
Thankfully, the story has a happy ending. “Nothin’ on You” went on to become a #1 hit for Bruno and rapper B.o.B. It was nominated for three Grammys, and it launched Bruno on what’s became one of the hottest pop careers of the decade.
Look you guys post-racial!!!!
And Bruno is out here SHITTING on hoes.
This is being reblogged at a rapid rate right now by non-Hooligans. YES to this truth about the industry finally being heard by the public.
I AHVENT SEEN THSI ISM SCREAMIGN
I probably would’ve allowed less typos on this if I knew people would reblog it
Bacon weave taco *o*
We’re that bad, huh?
Did you do the thing, Neopets?
Tell me the truth, Neopets.
AND CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW BRUNO BOUGHT HIS MOTHER A HOUSE BEFORE HE BOUGHT ONE HIMSELF OK
The music industry’s hottest stars headed to N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms after the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night.
R&B sensation Ne-Yo was all smiles while enjoying lobster bisque and organic fire chicken with a group of four close friends before getting a quick tour of the kitchen and signing executive chef Barry Dakake’s celebrity Shake Down Door.
Performers Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran were spotted in N9NE’s private dining room at the Atlantic Records’ private party after the event. Both stars were dressed casually with Mars sporting a Oakland A’s hat, gray tank top and jeans and Sheeran wearing a black T-shirt and jeans. Mars ate Kobe truffle meatloaf while Sheeran ordered King crab legs. The group of about 20 people watched the entire show from inside the venue while making several toasts throughout the evening.
Also stopping in for dinner was Grammy-award winning artist Cee Lo Green, who sipped on Long Beach Iced teas while eating tuna tartare and bone-in filet. When the performer’s hit song, “F*** You,” came on in the restaurant, Green started to dance and sing along.
I REALLY FUCKING NEED A PIC WITH ED AND BRUNO TOGETHER
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