No offense to Bruno Mars, who is unquestionably one of the most talented musicians in the business today, but what is the guy doing on the cover of Playboy?
Okay, we'll give him a pass, because Playmate of the Month Raquel Pomplun also appears on the cover (albeit secondarily), and it is the Sex + Music Issue.
Those two things intertwined? Who would've guessed?
The 26-year-old "Grenade" entertainer is only the 10th man to appear on the cover, ever, in almost 60 years of Hugh Hefner's publication. Impressive.
Going back almost that far, Bruno Mars says the musicians he looked up to were old school: Frank Sinatra, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and Elvis Presley.
On the musician he’d most like to work with if he could, he says Hendrix.
"I think he’s the greatest guitar player in the world, and I would want to see him do his thing in person. He’s the reason I picked up a guitar in the first place.”