Bruno Mars may go down in history as one of the most versatile entertainers that America ever produced. He is almost equally good as a singer, record producer, and a songwriter. His musical genres encompass pop, rock, reggae, R&B, funk, soul, as well as hip hop. He is also famous as a dancer and a multi-instrumentalist; for his exquisite stage performances, and so much more. What many may not know is that entertainment runs in his family. In this post, therefore, we are revealing to you Bruno Mars’ sisters and brother who are also great entertainers in their own right.
Background Details and Career Attainments
The dynamic entertainer was originally born as Peter Gene Hernandez Jr. in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 8, 1985. His father Peter Hernandez, a Brooklyn New Yorker by birth, was a percussionist who settled in Hawaii to raise a family. As for his mother Bernadette, she was a hula dancer. The couple met for the first time at a show and they raised their children with an inclination for entertainment.
Growing up in Waikiki alongside his brother Eric and his sisters (Jaime, Tiara, Tahiti, and Presley), Bruno began to show interest in the work of musicians such as Elvis Presley quite early in life. Indeed, the interest was so overwhelming that he would soon be infecting his only brother, all his sisters, and a cousin named Jaime with it. They all became notable for making music in the neighborhoods right from the time Bruno was only 7.
Bruno’s interest in entertainment seems to have overshadowed his education history. However, we know that at the age of eighteen in 2003, Bruno Mars left Hawaii and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his passion. Not long after he arrived in Los Angeles, he signed up with the well-established record label, Motown Records, which is owned by Universal Music Group.
But then, Bruno Mars soon broke up with Motown before he signed a contract with an even more established label, Atlantic Recording Corporation. In less than seven years in Los Angeles, Bruno had co-founded the production team known as the Smeezingtons. And within just one year of the existence of the team, they had a brush with fame by producing two singles that had notable success: B.o.B’s Nothin’ On You and Travie McCoy’s Billionaire.
Bruno Mars’ team did not only produce these singles, but they both featured his vocals. This spurred Bruno to his own hit outings with his 2010 debut album with his band The Hooligans rising to number 3 on the US Billboard 200 chart. His second album Unorthodox Jukebox peaked at number 1 and won a Grammy while his third album 24K Magic debuted at number 2. These are just a few of his tall achievements in less than ten years of relocating to Los Angeles.
Who Are Bruno Mars’ Sisters and Brother?
Bruno Mars’ sisters (Tiara, Tahiti, and Presley), together with his cousin Jaime who has been adopted into the Hernandez family, formed an all-girl music group known as The Lylas, an acronym that stands for ‘Love Ya Like A Sister’.
The Lylas also began an eponymous reality show on the We Channel in 2013. The show which was an unabashed mimicry of the Kardashians’ reality show came to an end not long after. They have recorded notable success in some of their musical outings such as the songs Headed Home and Come Back.
The oldest of Bruno Mars’ sisters is Jaime Khailani. As already hinted, Jaime is a cousin who was adopted into the family. So, she is very much a daughter and a sister to them. Jaime was born on November 22, 1983, and she attended Henry J. Kaiser High School Honolulu before relocating to Los Angels with her sisters.
Tiara Hernandez is about a year younger than Jaime. She was born on September 26, 1984. Tiara first worked as a preschool teacher before she took up music as a full-time career.
Tahiti Hernandez was born on June 2, 1987. Judging from many online comments, it is clear that many people think Tahiti is the most beautiful of Bruno Mars’ sisters in spite of having borne three kids with her boyfriend Billy Kemper.
Presley, the youngest of the Lylas, was born on July 23, 1990. She was named after the iconic singer and actor Elvis Presley whom her family loves so much.
Bruno Mars’ Brother
Eric Hernandez is Bruno’s only brother. Born in 1976, Eric is older than Bruno by nine years although we have not been able to access his exact day of birth. Eric took after their father Peter as a percussionist as he started playing drums from the age of 4. By the time he was 10, he was so overbooked in Hawaii that he was playing for 6 nights a week for 8 years.
Playing so many times a week and for so long helped Eric to hone his skills such that he could play rock, reggae, soul and virtually all the genres. Obviously, only such a versatile drummer can play for a versatile entertainer like Bruno. Thus, he has served as the drummer for Bruno Mars’ band, The Hooligans, for many years.
Popularly known as E-Panda, Eric was born in Brooklyn before the family relocated to Hawaii. Before The Hooligans, he worked as a touring drummer for the well-respected pop band Louie Says. That’s it, Bruno Mars’ sisters and brother are all entertainers!