Bruno is no stranger to THE X FACTOR as his songs have been performed this season repeatedly, starting in Auditions when Reed Deming (remember him?) took on "Grenade" and up to last week when Emblem3 performed "Just the Way You Are." And, of course, Carly Rose Sonenclar has performed his songs twice, among others. Bruno also graced THE X FACTOR stage on Season 1 last year and performed on THE X FACTOR UK just last month.
Bruno took the music world by storm with his 2010 debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans, which has been certified 39x platinum worldwide. That's 39 million records around the globe. He's also raked in 13 Grammy nominations, sold over 45 million singles, and has over 1 billion - 1 BILLION! - views on YouTube. Time magazine even named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
His latest success, "Locked Out of Heaven," comes from his sophomore album, Unorthodox Jukebox, which his out today (Dec. 11). The album features Mars' songwriting/production team the Smeezingtons (Mars, Philip Lawrence, and Ari Levine) along with heavyweight producers, such as Jeff Bhasker, Mark Ronson and Diplo.
Tune in to see the Top 4 perform two songs on Semi-Finals week on WED DEC 12 at 8/7c. Then, come back on THU DEC 13 to see which three acts make it to the finale and for live performances from Bruno Mars and Bridgit Mendler.