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Bruno Mars insists he has never craved fame.
The singer became a worldwide hit after the release of his album Doo-Wops & Hooligans in 2010. Following success with singles such as Just the Way You Are and Grenade, Bruno topped charts all over the world.
Despite being one of the biggest names in the music industry, Bruno prefers to keep a low profile and concentrate on his music.
"Becoming famous was never what I wanted to do. There's a lot of things that come with fame - it's what people in the limelight have to do,” he said in an interview with LA Times. “I'm like, 'Can't I just write and sing?'"
The 27-year-old star is currently promoting his recently released follow-up album, Unorthodox Jukebox. He wants the new material to reflect where he is today, not where he used to be.
Many of the tracks are inspired by relationships, with him recently admitting Locked out of Heaven was an ode to his steamy romance with Halle Berry.
Bruno hopes his fans enjoy the album as he has put a lot of time and effort into making it.
"If people are going to have an idea of me," he explained, "I'd just want them to think of a guy who goes in the studio, works hard and jams out."