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Bruno Mars' Mother Dies at 55

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty ImagesBernadette Hernandez, the mother of singer Bruno Mars, died Saturday of a brain aneurysm, a source at his record label tells ABC News Radio.

Hernandez, who was 55, was a former hula dancer and singer who encouraged young Bruno's musical talents. She died in Honolulu, Hawaii at Queens Medical Center.

Bruno was very close to his mother; he even recently vowed to give up smoking for her.

The singer's Moonshine Jungle tour is set to kick off May 22 in Washington, D.C.

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2012 Grammy Nominees: Kanye West Leads with Seven Nods

George Napolitano/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Kanye West has a chance to expand his already large collection of 14 Grammys: he's the top nominee for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.  West picked up a leading seven nominations, while Adele, Bruno Mars and Foo Fighters are tied with six each.

Strangely, West is only nominated in one of Grammys' four main categories: Song of the Year, for "All of the Lights."  Conversely, Adele, Bruno and Foo Fighters appear in three of the Grammy's biggest categories: Album, Record and Song of the Year.

Adele has landed nominations for Record and Song of the Year for "Rolling in the Deep" and Album of the Year for 21.  Bruno Mars got nods for Record and Song of the Year for "Grenade," and Album of the Year for Doo-Wops and Hooligans, while Foo Fighters got an Album of the Year nod for Wasting Light.

Meanwhile, Lil Wayne and electronic musician Skrillex each are up for five awards -- Skrillex, whose birth name is Sonny Moore, got a surprise nomination for Best New Artist.  Also up for Best New Artist: The Band Perry, Nicki Minaj, singer/songwriter Justin Vernon, who records under the name Bon Iver, and R&B star J. Cole.

In addition, Rihanna, Radiohead, Bon Iver, Drake and Mumford & Sons each received four nods.

Here are the nominees in the main fields:

Record of the Year
"Rolling in the Deep," Adele
"Holocene," Bon Iver
"Grenade," Bruno Mars
"The Cave," Mumford & Sons
"Firework," Katy Perry
Song of the Year [award to songwriter(s)]
"All of the Lights," Kanye West
"Rolling in the Deep," Adele
"Holocene," Bon Iver
"Grenade," Bruno Mars
"The Cave," Mumford & Sons

Album of the Year
Doo-Wops and Hooligans, Bruno Mars
Wasting Light, Foo Fighers
Born this Way, Lady Gaga
Loud, Rihanna
21, Adele

Best New Artist
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj

Best Pop Solo Performance
"Someone Like You," Adele
"You and I," Lady Gaga
"Grenade," Bruno Mars
"Firework," Katy Perry
"F***in' Perfect, Pink

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
"Body and Soul," Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
"Dearest," The Black Keys
"Paradise," Coldplay
"Pumped Up Kicks," "Foster the People
"Moves Like Jagger," Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

Best Pop Vocal Album
21, Adele
The Lady Killer, Cee Lo Green
Born This Way, Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Bruno Mars
Loud, Rihanna

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Duets II, Tony Bennett & Various Artists
The Gift, Susan Boyle
In Concert on Broadway, Harry Connick Jr
Music Is Better Than Words, Seth McFarlane
What Matters Most: Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan And Marilyn Bergman, Barbra Streisand

Best Rock Performance
"Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall," Coldplay
"Down By The Water," The Decembrists
"Walk," Foo Fighters
"The Cave," Mumford & Sons
"Lotus Flower," Radiohead

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
"On The Backs Of Angels," Dream Theater
"White Limo," Foo Fighters
"Curl Of The Burl," Mastodon
"Public Enemy No. 1," Megadeth
"Blood In My Eyes," Sum 41

Best Rock Song
"Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall," Coldplay
"Down By The Water," The Decembrists
"Walk," Foo Fighters
"The Cave," Mumford & Sons
"Lotus Flower," Radiohead

Best Rock Album
Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul, Jeff Beck
Wasting Light, Foo Fighters
Come Around Sundown, Kings Of Leon
I'm With You, Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Whole Love, Wilco

Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Codes And Keys, Death Cab For Cutie
Torches, Foster The People
Circuital, My Morning Jacket
The King Of Limbs, Radiohead

Best R&B Performance
"Far Away," Marsha Ambrosius
"Pieces Of Me," Ledisi
"Not My Daddy," Kelly Price & Stokley
"Is This Love," Corinne Bailey Rae
"You Are," Charlie Wilson

Best Traditional R&B Performance
"Sometimes I Cry," Eric Benét
"Fool For You," Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona
"Radio Message," R. Kelly
"Good Man," Raphael Saadiq
"Surrender," Betty Wright & The Roots

Best R&B Song
"Far Away," Marsha Ambrosius
"Fool For You," Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona
"Not My Daddy," Kelly Price & Stokley
"You Are," Charlie Wilson
"Pieces Of Me," Ledisi

Best R&B Album
F.A.M.E., Chris Brown
Second Chance, El DeBarge
Love Letter, R. Kelly
Pieces Of Me, Ledisi
Kelly, Kelly Price

Best Rap Performance
"Look At Me Now," Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
"Otis," Jay-Z & Kanye West
"The Show Goes On," Lupe Fiasco
"Moment 4 Life," Nicki Minaj & Drake
"Black And Yellow," Wiz Khalifa

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
"Party," Beyoncé & André 3000
"I'm On One," DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
"I Need A Doctor," Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey
"What's My Name?," Rihanna & Drake
"Motivation," Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne
"All Of The Lights," Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Best Rap Song
"All of the Lights," Kanye West
"I Need a Doctor," Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skyler Grey
"Look at Me Now," Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
"The Show Goes On, Lupe Fiasco
"Otis," Jay-Z and Kanye West

Best Rap Album
Watch the Throne, Jay-Z and Kanye West
Tha Carter IV, Lil Waye
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West
Pink Friday, Nicki Minaj
Lasers, Lupe Fiasco

Best Country Song
"Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not," Thompson Square
"God Gave Me You," Blake Shelton
"Just Fishin'," Trace Adkins
"Mean," Taylor Swift
"Threaten Me with Heaven," Vince Gill
"You and Tequila," Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter

Best Country Solo Performance
"Dirt Road Anthem," Jason Aldean
"I'm Gonna Love You Through It," Martina McBride
"Honey Bee," Blake Shelton
"Mean," Taylor Swift
"Mama's Song," Carrie Underwood

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
"Don't You Wanna Stay," Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
"You and Tequila," Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter
"Barton Hollow," The Civil Wars
"Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not," Thompson Square

Best Country Album
My Kinda Party, Jason Aldean
Chief, Eric Church
Own the Night, Lady Antebellum
Red River Blue, Blake Shelton
Here for a Good Time, George Strait
Speak Now, Taylor Swift

The 2012 Grammy Awards will be held on Feb. 12 in Los Angeles.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio


Bruno Mars Receives Grammy, Four Months Later

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- You know that expression "The check is in the mail?"  Turns out the Grammy Awards operate on the same principle.

Back in February, Bruno Mars won his first Grammy, for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Just the Way You Are."  On Tuesday, Bruno tweeted, "Well, well, well, look what finally came in the mail!  It's official!" and posted a picture of his Grammy Award, which he'd just received after all those months.

The Grammys that you see artists holding on Grammy night are just props -- it takes a while to get the real thing because their names have to be engraved on the statuettes.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio


Bruno Mars Will Make Donation to Alabama Tornado Relief Efforts

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Bruno Mars announced Wednesday that he will be making a donation to the American Red Cross of Central Alabama to support their efforts in giving relief to those that were devastated by the storms that hit there on April 27. Tornadoes that touched down in Alabama area caused an estimated $4.2 billion in damages.

Bruno is scheduled to headline the 35th annual Jubilee CityFest in Montgomery, Alabama this Friday. Collection canisters will be placed at the entrance of the event where fans can make donations that will also be given to the American Red Cross.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio


Bruno Mars to Enter Guilty Plea Wednesday

Photo Courtesy - Elektra Records(LAS VEGAS) -- Just three days after winning a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Bruno Mars is expected in a Las Vegas courtroom Wednesday to enter a guilty plea in his drug possession case.

According to the Las Vegas Sun, Mars was supposed to appear in court Monday for his arraignment on a felony cocaine possession charge, but he had his presence waived.  He's now required to appear on Wednesday, when he will formally change his plea to guilty.

The plea is part of a deal that will keep Mars out of jail -- and if he stays out of trouble for a year, the arrest will be stricken from the record.  The singer will also be on probation for a year, pay a $2,000 fine, undergo drug counseling and perform 200 hours of community service.

Mars was arrested on Sept. 19 after he was found with 2.6 grams of cocaine in the bathroom of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.  He told the arresting officer that he had made a mistake and had never before used drugs.

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Bruno Mars Scheduled for Arraignment

Photo Courtesy - Elektra Records/Facebook(LAS VEGAS) -- Bruno Mars appeared in a Las Vegas courtroom on Friday in connection with his cocaine possession case.  The Las Vegas Review Journal reports that the Grammy-nominated singer waived a preliminary hearing for one felony count of drug possession.  An arraignment has now been scheduled for Feb. 14, the day after the Grammys.

According to the paper, Bruno has arranged a plea deal in which he'll be put on a year of informal probation, pay a two-thousand-dollar fine, attend drug counseling and do 200 hours of community service.  If he does all those things and stays out of trouble, the case will be dismissed.  If not, he could face prison time.

Bruno was arrested Sept. 19 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino after security found him in a restroom with 2.6 grams of cocaine.  According to The Las Vegas Review Journal, the arrest report stated that Bruno admitted that he had the drugs but said he realized he'd done something stupid and had never used drugs before.

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Bruno Mars Cuts Deal in Cocaine Case

Photo Courtesy - Elektra Records/Facebook(LAS VEGAS) -- Bruno Mars will not be going to jail for drug possession, thanks to a deal he's cut with the Clark County District Attorney's Office in Las Vegas.  TMZ says that the D.A. has agreed to a "deferred adjudication" -- which means if Bruno keeps his nose clean for a year and does community service -- his drug arrest last fall will be wiped off the books.

Bruno was arrested in September at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Vegas after he was allegedly found in the bathroom with cocaine in his possession.  TMZ reports that under the terms of the deal, Bruno will do 200 hours of community service and undergo private counseling.  After 12 months, if the Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer stays out of trouble, the charge will be dismissed.

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Bieber, Usher, Lady Antebellum, Bruno Mars Join Grammy Lineup

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Justin Bieber, Usher, B.o.B., Bruno Mars and Lady Antebellum have just been added to the lineup of the 53rd annual Grammy Awards.  Justin and his mentor Usher, both nominees this year, will do a special performance with Justin's buddy and duet partner Jaden Smith.  Duet partners B.o.B. and Bruno will perform together, of course, but Janelle Monae, who's also nominated, will join them onstage.  In addition, Lady Antebellum will also take the stage, and so will British alternative rockers Muse.

Previously, Eminem, Katy Perry, Cee-Lo Green, Arcade Fire and Miranda Lambert had been announced as performers for the event, which takes place Feb. 13 and will air at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio


Fuse to Air Z100's Jingle Ball Concert

Photo Courtesy - Capitol Records(NEW YORK) -- Last Friday, New York City's Madison Square Garden played host to the annual Jingle Ball, a star-studded concert that features the biggest pop stars of the year.  But Thursday night, for the first time ever, people who didn't get to attend the event will also be able to enjoy it.

Fuse is airing Z100's Jingle Ball Live from Madison Square Garden Thursday night at 9:00 p.m. ET.  Stars viewers will see performing their biggest hits include Bruno Mars, Taio Cruz, Selena Gomez, B.o.B., Enrique Iglesias, Paramore, Travie McCoy and Katy Perry.

Since B.o.B., Bruno Mars, Paramore and Travie McCoy were all on the bill, they all collaborated with each other on their various hits.  B.o.B. and Mars sang "Nothin' on You," McCoy and Mars sang "Billionaire," and Paramore's Hayley Williams teamed up with B.o.B. for "Airplanes," in addition to Paramore doing their own set.

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Bruno Mars Holds Top Spot As Taylor Swift Sets Record 

Photo Courtesy - Big Machine Records(NEW YORK) -- Bruno Mars holds onto the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week with his smash hit "Just the Way You Are."  The song has sold close to 1.7 million copies since it was released, according to Nielsen Soundscan.  But the big news on the chart this week is Taylor Swift, who enters the top 10 with "Speak Now," the title track from her upcoming CD.

Swift is now the artist with the most top-10 single debuts in the history of the Billboard Hot 100.  She's had a total of six, breaking the old record of five set by Mariah Carey.

Swift's first top-10 single debut was "Change," back in the summer of 2008.

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