'Nothin' on You' and 'Billionaire' producer Bruno Mars releases debut solo single, 'Just the Way You Are': Hear it here

Bruno-MarsBy now Bruno Mars should be a familiar voice. As the featured singer and producer on two of the summer’s biggest hits–B.o.B’s “Nothin’ on You” and “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy–Mars has firmly cemented himself as a go-to guy for chart-toppers. But can he do it on his own? You be the judge. Check out the debut single, “Just the Way You Are,” from his forthcoming as-yet-untitled album. It’s an endearing mid-tempo cut, a cousin in vibe to his collaboration with B.o.B–just not as groovy. “When you smile/The whole world stops and stares for a while,” he croons to a girl on the hook. Cute, right? Seems like it would be a wonderful fit at a high school prom or a scene on MTV’s reality drama The City. Check it out after the jump and let us know what you think.

Do you think Bruno’s got a shot at solo stardom?

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  • PeterBilt

    its about as super lame as ‘Nothin on you’. another jam for the skinny jean fruit basket crowd!! enjoy

    • Maureen

      o_O

  • graeme

    This isn’t bad. His album could end up being super sappy if there’s a lot of this kind of stuff…but i can live with this.
    Go buy Sheryl Crow’s new album. Awesome stuff.

  • Julia

    Man, I love Bruno Mars, but I don’t like this song. I think he has a great, smooth voice, but there’s no hot beat on this song like “Nothin’ On You” or even “Billionaire.” It sounds kind of dated too. :(

  • Jack

    If Uncle Kracker can have a singing career, so can he…

  • whatevs

    I really hate this kind of music. Why did I click on this headline you ask? I wanted to see what the dude looks like.

    • there’s always the 2 seconds it would have taken to google it.

      • whatevs

        Or the 1 second to click on this article. Idiot.

  • beautiful voice, refreshing song. it stands out and his EP was really good. can’t wait for a full length album.

  • Eshia

    It’s cute. He’ll do fine in the music scene, as it is now. His sound isn’t for everyone, but he’s definitely talented.

  • girlie

    sounds okay, but not as good as billionaire or nothin on you.

  • Raian

    You guys don’t know good/real music if it hit you in the forehead.

    Although I like Nothin’ on you and Billionaire, this is what music is about. Expressing your feeling through great words. There’s more to music than good beat; for example, lyrics, content, and etc. Listen to the lyrics and tell me this doesn’t make a woman feel good about herself or a man to learn to appreciate a woman for the way she is. And no I’m not a girl. Kids these days don’t know anything. I’m only 26 but just saying.

  • ano

    i love the song!

  • mike

    cool

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