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Bruno Pays Tribute to Bob Marley with Sting, Rihanna, and Marley's Sons at Grammys

  • 02-11-13
    Bruno Pays Tribute to Bob Marley with Sting, Rihanna, and Marley's Sons at Grammys



    During the tribute to reggae legend Bob Marley at the 2013 Grammy Awards, you may have heard echoes of Sting's former band the Police in Bruno Mars' soul-soaked "Locked Out of Heaven" — the syncopated chirps and the frenetic sonic echoes of Synchronicity are shamelessly (and addictively) shot throughout the song. And Mars has even called himself out on the fact that the explosive song owes its musical roots to the Police.

    "I grew up listening to the Police. I grew up performing in bars, singing Police songs," Bruno told MTV News in 2012. "I remember performing a song like 'Roxanne,' and you play those first couple of chords, and you hit that first note, and you watch the whole bar ignite."

    Bruno went bigger than just blowing up a bar at the Grammys on Sunday night (February 10). He lit up the entire Staples Center, diving head-first into an electrifying version of "Locked Out of Heaven" during a retro performance worthy of a "Soul Train" special.

    Check out the full MTV NEWS article HERE


    Check out the epic performance below! 

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on February 11, 2013 - 11:24am



During the tribute to reggae legend Bob Marley at the 2013 Grammy Awards, you may have heard echoes of Sting's former band the Police in Bruno Mars' soul-soaked "Locked Out of Heaven" — the syncopated chirps and the frenetic sonic echoes of Synchronicity are shamelessly (and addictively) shot throughout the song. And Mars has even called himself out on the fact that the explosive song owes its musical roots to the Police.

"I grew up listening to the Police. I grew up performing in bars, singing Police songs," Bruno told MTV News in 2012. "I remember performing a song like 'Roxanne,' and you play those first couple of chords, and you hit that first note, and you watch the whole bar ignite."

Bruno went bigger than just blowing up a bar at the Grammys on Sunday night (February 10). He lit up the entire Staples Center, diving head-first into an electrifying version of "Locked Out of Heaven" during a retro performance worthy of a "Soul Train" special.

Check out the full MTV NEWS article HERE


Check out the epic performance below!