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He paid a ,000 fine, did 200 hours of community service, and completed a drug counseling course.Nevertheless, in a cover story for GQ magazine in 2013, Mars said "I was young, man! I wasn't thinking", he added: "I was given a number one record and I'm out doing dumb sh--." Mars confessed that he lied to the authorities about having done cocaine before, saying "I don't know where that came from", adding: "I was really intoxicated. So a lot of that is a big blur, and I try every day to forget and keep pushing." Mars started to promote his debut album, as the opening act for Maroon 5 and One Republic, on the fall leg of Hands All Over Tour.He announced the album title Unorthodox Jukebox along with the ten songs which would make the final cut, and the title of the first single, "Locked out of Heaven", released on October 1, 2012.At the 2014 Grammy Awards, Mars won the award for Best Pop Vocal Album for Unorthodox Jukebox, nominated with "Locked Out of Heaven" for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, while "When I Was Your Man" earned a nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance.Its singles "Locked Out of Heaven" and "When I Was Your Man" reached number one in the US, while "Treasure" became a number-five single.
Most shows took place on smaller venues, such as theaters and ballrooms, which narrowed down his income in the short term, since he rejected various offers to open for notable artists on arena tours, but led to create a substantial fan base.
The sale of this song allowed them to continue working, He reached prominence as a solo artist after being featured on, and composing, under The Smeezingtons, B.o. He said of them: "I think those songs weren't meant to be full-sung songs.
B's "Nothin' on You" and Travie Mc Coy's "Billionaire"; both songs peaked within the top ten on many charts worldwide, with the former charting at number one in the U. If I'd sung all of "Nothin' on You", it might've sounded like some '90s R&B." Following this success, Mars released his debut extended play (EP), titled It's Better If You Don't Understand, on May 11, 2010.
Everybody in my family sings, everyone plays instruments... and my phone's getting shut off.' That's when reality hit. Lindsey showed Mars and Jeff Bhasker (who Mars met through Mike Lynn) the ins and outs of writing pop music, and acted as a mentor helping them to hone their craft.
I've just been surrounded by it." He adopted his stage name from the nickname his father gave him, adding "Mars" at the end because: "I felt like I didn't have [any] pizzazz, and a lot of girls say I’m out of this world, so I was like I guess I'm from Mars.""I'd always been a working musician in Hawaii and never had problems paying rent. Bhasker explained that Lindsey would "mentor us, and kind of give us lectures as to what a hit pop song is, because you can have talent and music ability, but understanding what makes a hit pop song is a whole other discipline." When Lawrence was first told he should meet Mars he was reluctant to do so since he did not even have money for bus fare.