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    Newly famous artist Bruno Mars (birth name Peter Gene Hernandez), brings his tour to San Diego on Friday.

    The Filipino/Puerto Rican singer quickly rose to stardom when he co-wrote and performed B.o.B’s hit song "Nothin' On You." The boy wonder followed up that success by joining Travie McCoy on the megahit "Billionaire."

    Bruno released his debut album last month. Doo-Wops & Hooligans has already spun off the hit singles "Grenade" and "Just the Way You Are," which reached No. 1 the on Billboard Hot 100 and can be heard playing everywhere from shopping malls to, in my case, my apartment, where my roommate is blasting it 24/7.

    The singer was born in Honolulu to a musical family. His father was a Latin percussionist from Brooklyn, and his mother is a talented vocalist. At the age of 4, Bruno was an Elvis Presley impersonator performing onstage with his father. 

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    Bruno will take the stage Friday at University of California San Diego’s Price Center West Ballroom. Tickets went on sale a month ago, and are now completely sold out. Then, later in the night, he will pop up in downtown San Diego, where he's sharing a bill with DJs Scooter and GRoy.