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Bruno Mars sings Uptown Funk on SNL

Bruno Mars appears on Saturday Night Live

Bruno Mars along with Mark Robson were on SNL last night to perform there new hit song ‘Uptown Funk’.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (LQ)

“Uptown Funk” has debuted at #65 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and is climbing. The video has now been released and matches the song’s funky tempo with Bruno and group dressed in 1970s attire showing Mars getting a perm, a shoeshine and then walking down a city street beside a stretch limousine, with Robson sitting on the car hood.

The stylized performance was similar to the duo’s recent “Uptown Funk” video with the added meaning to the lyric, “Saturday night and we in the spot, don’t believe me, just watch.”

The duo was joined by Mystikal who’s singing was a throwback to James Brown with his sermon like lines.

 

 

 

Bruno Mars releases new video ‘Uptown Funk’

Bruno Mars Performs at the Silverlake Conservatory

Bruno Mars Performs at the Silverlake Conservatory

Bruno joined with Anthony Kiedis to help celebrite the fourth annual benefit for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music.

The benefit was to raise funds for the music school; started 13 years ago and currently has 700 students, 200 of which attend for free. The school is constructing a new, larger building that will allow the Silverlake Conservatory of Music to double its enrollment.

Kiedis who helped host the event introduced Bruno Mars to the stage. Bruno first talked about his Polynesian music class as a kid, where he learned classics on the ukulele.

“I remember watching the Chili Peppers on Woodstock ’99 and they played this Jimi Hendrix song and it blew me a way,” Mars told the crowd, which had gathered around the base of the stage to dance during his set. “I went into my class and tried to teach everyone the chord changes and my teacher kicked me out of my Polynesian music class.”

Mars played several of his hits, including “Treasure” and “Locked Out of Heaven,” but also had some fun at the private concert. “We’re gonna wedding band out right now,” he said before he and his band launched into a quick-fire series of covers. The group played “Your Love,” “Pass The Dutchie,” “Poison,” “This Is How We Do It” and “Every Little Step.” Mars also added “Billionaire,” his 2010 single with Travie McCoy,” which he mashed with a cover of “Money (That’s What I Want).” Which he dedicated to “everyone with deep pockets.”

The 500-person crowd answered his call, when it came to the event’s silent art auction. Donations came in from numerous artists, including Damian Hirst, Raymond Pettibon, Richard Prince, Cecily Brown, Ed Ruscha, Gus Van Sant, Kim Gordon, Charming Baker, Tim Armstrong and Shepard Fairey, and raised over $1.25 million.

Armstrong had several pieces in the auction, attended the benefit with his son and spent the evening hanging out with Travis Barker. Other attendees included Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, Danger Mouse and The Kills’ Alison Mosshart.

 

 

 

Bruno Mars at MTV awards

Bruno Mars on MTV Awards

The 2014 MTV Europe Music award show will broadcast live from the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 9 p.m.

 

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