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Bruno Mars Covers 'Playboy'

Bruno Mars Covers 'Playboy'

Bruno Mars appears alongside Miss April Raquel Pomplun on the cover of Playboy magazine’s Sex and Music issue, on newsstands Friday (March 16).

The 26-year-old entertainer is only the 10th man to appear on the cover – ever! Here’s what Bruno had to share:

On the musicians he looked up to growing up: “Growing up in the showbiz world, I looked up to those guys: Frank Sinatra and of course Elvis Presley. My dad was into the 1950s doo-wop era. If you look at those groups, or at James Brown, Jackie Wilson and the Temptations in the 1960s, you’ll see you had to be sharp onstage.”

On the musician he’d most like to work with if he could: “Jimi Hendrix. I think he’s the greatest guitar player in the world, and I would want to see him do his thing in person. He’s the reason I picked up a guitar in the first place.”

On his music: “My album is called Doo-Wops & Hooligans, but it’s not a 1950s ‘Earth Angel’ sound like you hear in Grease-type movies. I could sing you a thousand and one doo-wop songs. I love the simplicity in that music. It’s not superpoetic, it’s just from the heart.”

Bigger cover pic inside…

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  • Natalie

    Love Bruno….but he looks like a little kid lmao, his little short legs.

  • Keke

    So cute; Love u #BrunoMars i would love to make sweet music with u & Jimi Hendrix

  • Carbon Copy

    I love Bruno Mars but why Playboy… and the cover too.

  • Sam

    Wow real classy dude, (thought he was) ……I guesss having a girl stick her leg up your **** on the cover of a known for nude magazine is classy…….

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  • cal

    i immediately lose respect for anybody that appears in any capacity in that mag

  • R.D.


    Seth Rogan appeared on the cover in 2009, Steve Martin, Gene Simmons, Burt Reynolds and several others have appeared on the cover as well. Inside the magazine, he only talks about his musical taste and the artists he looks up to. It’s not that much of a big deal…people judge too much nowadays.

  • cal

    @R.D.: so? what part of my comment didn’t you understand?

  • Sonia

    I still love Bruno,idk why
    I hate playboy and everything they stand for but I still do adore him
    Tbh I think he did this out of humour, nothing about this cover or interview seems idk sleazy or trashy
    hes an artist in the end everything should focus on his music and his voice which is fantastic. he comes off so fun and down to earth. Always kind to his fans
    I’m a major fan so this is biased,but idc

  • R.D.

    @Sonia: Exactly! I love Seth Rogan and Steve Martin, and no one made a big deal when they did it…I understand why this would have been an issue in the past but nowadays, there are so many magazines which have photos of celebrities (Beyonce, Rihanna, even the Glee cast) who are partially nude or posing in a suggestive manner, so this isn’t that much of a big deal at all (especially as he’s only discussing his musical taste and who he looks up to as an artist)…and you’re right, he is a really funny guy and he probably did this out of humour (his bandmates were even joking about this)…People are too judgemental nowadays…

  • maya

    I freakin love bruno he’s so cute talented and a great singer,and calm down people it’s not like he’s posing naked and it’s better than appearing on playgirl magazine it’s a music edition and he only takes about his music nothing obscene plus he needs to do more magazines’ covers

  • Dean

    not popular are your readers and Bruno Mars. April 2012 issue is not real. A phony article with that guy, flaw. If you’re reading this, I guess not popular also on you.