Shopping Music is my escape. I love listening to music to take my mind off everyday stresses and headaches (A.K.A my kids).

Of course, I love Mariah. Afterall, we are Besties in my head!!! But there is nothing like relaxing and listening to a smooth pure falsetto: Babyface, Ne-Yo, Usher, Justin Timberlake, and Boys II Men… heart is fluttering as I type.

But there is a new fave on my list: BRUNO MARS. OMG! I love this guy. The first time I heard his single Just The Way You Are, I was instantly smitten with his voice.

So, as I have Just the Way You Are on repeat, I realize that Bruno is also the voice behind mega hits, Nothin’ On You with B.O.B and Billionaire with Travis Travie McCoy. He also co-wrote Cee-Lo’s hit “Phuck You”.

Recently I met Bruno on a plane ride. This guy is effin awesome. What a nice guy with a great group of friends/band. I told him how much my son and all my mom friends LOOOVED Just the Way You Are. He actually ♥BLUSHED♥!

Chatting with them made think of my boys, (O.k, I’m not old enough to be Bruno’s mom, but more like his big sis 🙂 ).

I was mentally fast forwarding to when my kids would be the age of these guys and could only hope that they will be as respectful in the presence of a potty mouth lady.

We talked about everything from being a mom to traveling to industry gossip (my lips are sealed!). I felt like I was back in high school hanging with these guys. They are extremely down to earth and have such a sweet innocence that made me smile.

Bruno is charming, funny, and full of personality….like seriously, I’m funny (yes I am, dammit!) but he’s hilarious. Quite a ham. He is definitely a STARRR.

Ok, and can I tell you, his skin is FLAWLESS. I really wanted to ask him his choice of moisturizer and nightly skin care regimine. It could have something to do with the fact that he was born in Hawaii (I’m so jealous) and of Puerto Rican and Filipino descent. IDK.

The guys invited me and my friends to their show later that night. I had a great time at his Las Vegas show at the Hard Rock Hotel. It was a small private show, no scantily clad dancers (darn), fireworks, or big budget pyro special effects. Just Bruno, his guitar, and the band. That’s all you need when you have a beautiful voice. I was really impressed with his vocals. He actually sounded better in person than on his cd. How many artists can you say that about? This guy can SAAAAANG and has such amazing stage presence. He is definitely a star in the making. No auto tune at this show.

Enjoy this clip from the Vegas show. Oh and when you get to 4:05 on the video, CRANK IT UP! His Nothin’ On You slow remix is more beautiful than Eva Mendes on the Oscar Red Carpet in Chanel.

Keep doing your thing Lil Bro! You’re a true talent. All the best to you and the guys…

P.S.- for any of you biatches who think Just The Way You Are is about you, keep thinking that. I know otherwise! 😉


16 Comments on “BRUNO! BRUNO! BRUNO!”

  1. Farrah October 12, 2010 at 9:28 AM #

    I have a lot of friends in the music industry that say he is one of the nicest and most talented guys they have worked with. I hope he stays on the right path. Would be a shame for that talent to go to waste.

  2. Becca October 12, 2010 at 9:32 AM #

    Sounds like a great guy. I love his album and so do my kids. That song Just the way you are is the BEST. Always makes me smile. And it IS about me!!

  3. Katesmom October 12, 2010 at 9:35 AM #

    you are a lucky girl! I hope he doesn’t end up like Lindsey Lohan.

  4. classymom October 12, 2010 at 9:53 AM #

    You 2 could definitely pass for brother and sister. He seems very talented. hope he stays focused and keeps a good team around himself. Stay on him Big sis Hot Mama. Well wishes to him Everyone makes mistakes.

  5. Ginny October 12, 2010 at 9:55 AM #

    Love him and the whole doo wop vibe. I saw him on Saturday Night live last week. He really has a great voice. I want to see him in concert!!!

  6. Momof4 October 12, 2010 at 11:58 AM #

    I just bought his new album. He has a great voice. If he sang to you on the plane, I am green with envy.

  7. Sandra October 12, 2010 at 12:00 PM #

    I didn’t realize he was the same guy on the Billionaire song. Didn’t he get arrested? Great pics. Thanks for sharing Nora. I always live via your life in LA life. The Midwest is boring. Keep the great stuff coming. Love your blog’s new look.

  8. oceangirl October 12, 2010 at 12:04 PM #

    He sounds really good in the video. I was thinking about getting his album. I am definitely getting it now. Bruno favors your older son Morris a little. Hope you enjoyed your trip. Great blog.

  9. Renee October 12, 2010 at 1:40 PM #

    Sweet innocence? Wasn’t he arrested on drug charges after this Vegas show?

  10. Jane October 12, 2010 at 2:17 PM #

    Great song. As a parent I believe in 2nd chances. Drugs are such a big temptation in this industry. Hope he stays away from it now and continues to give us great music.

  11. Kayla's Mom October 12, 2010 at 3:51 PM #

    I love him!!!!!!!!! Gret blog.

  12. Pradamama October 12, 2010 at 6:42 PM #


  13. ToniDaThaiGirl October 12, 2010 at 9:28 PM #

    Interesting video…the girl is real pretty…and the song? Love it. Thanks for sharing.

  14. The Queen V" October 13, 2010 at 10:24 PM #

    LOVE THIS SONG!! Great voice, I just got goosebumps listening to his voice.
    love it!

    You go girl norita!!

  15. Alejandra Rodriguez January 2, 2012 at 1:58 PM #

    It’s so sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! :3


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