'I am Filipino,' Bruno Mars says on 'SNL'

Posted at 11/09/12 2:16 PM

International singer-songwriter Bruno Mars. Reuters
MANILA, Philippines - "I am Filipino," international singer-songwriter Bruno Mars declared on Saturday Night Live (SNL) last month.

Mars, who is Peter Gene Hernandez in real life, said "I am Filipino", in one number at SNL where he served as both host and musical guest, an Associated Press report said. The singer was born in Hawaii to a Filipino mother and Puerto Rican father.

In the AP report, Mars said he had so much fun doing the SNL show and would be glad to do it again.

The report also added that Mars' October 20 appearance gave the NBC variety show the second-best ratings this season.

In the show, Mars showcased his singing and acting talents in the comedy skits where he impersonated other musicians like Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Steven Tyler.

Last April, the Grammy winner visited the Philippines for a successful two-day concert in Manila and Cebu.

Among his many hits songs are "Just The Way You Are," "Grenade," "Marry You" and "Nothin' On You." 
Mars will release his upcoming album, "Unorthodox Jukebox", next month.