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Bruno Mars' live performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night may not have gotten the attention of some others, but was it the best?

The singer treated the Barclays Center crowd to a rendition of "Gorilla," wearing a leopard-print button-down as beams of neon-green lights rained down:

Mars, accompanied by a horn section on his jazzy new song, marked one of the night's tamer moments, even as blasts of fire erupted during the chorus.

When you're going up against Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and the abomination that is Miley Cyrus, the bar has been set awfully high ... or low. Hard to say.

In any case, with the possible exception of Justin Timberlake, Mars offered a level of talent and a brand of artistry unmatched by the bulk of the telecast.

The singer performed immediately following his win for Best Male Video. Watch it above and tell us, who was the best performer of the evening?

 

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On a night that saw Danielle Bradbery crowned The Voice winner, Bruno Mars treated us to an entertaining performance on the fourth season finale.

Dressed in all-red outfit, the 27-year-old singer had the crowd dance and sing to his "Treasure," a single from his latest album, Unorthodox Jukebox.

Here's the dynamic performer accompanied by his band, The Hooligans.

In other musical highlights, past and future Voice coach Christina Aguilera performed "Feel This Moment," while Cher debuted her new song "Woman's World."

Which guest star was your favorite on Tuesday's finale event?

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Very, very sad news this week for Bruno Mars:

The musician's mother, Bernadette Hernandez, died suddenly of a brain aneurysm. She was only 55 years old.

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A publicist for the singer's music label confirmed that the passing took place yesterday at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu. No other details are available at this time.

Hernandez was a hula dancer and a singer who immigrated from the Philippines. She helped support and nurture her son's music interest from a young age.

Our thoughts go out to Bruno and his loved ones.

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Attention, Bruno Mars fans: Want to win a pair of tickets to an upcoming concert?

THG is teaming with AEG Live to offer two (2) lucky readers the chance to win two (2) tickets each to a Bruno Mars tour date.

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Lindsey: Bruno, can you loan me a couple bucks after the show?

Bruno: Sorry, babe, I'm a little short.

The contest is free, fast and easy. Simply follow these steps to be win:

  1. Log-in or register for The Hollywood Gossip. Only registered users are eligible to win.
  2. Submit your funniest/wittiest/most creative caption(s) for the Bruno Mars photo above in the Comments section below.

That's it!

THG editors will select the entries that make us laugh the hardest and announce the winning individuals - who will then have a choice of which tour stops they wish to attend - on Monday, March 4.

Neither THG nor AEG Live is responsible for travel or any expenses related to the trip.

Scroll down for a list of the concert dates/cities from which the winners will select - and best of luck to all!

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One is among the most respected actors in Hollywood.

The other is the top male singer/songwriter of his generation.

And both celebrate birthdays today, with Matt Damon turning 42 and upcoming Saturday Night Live host Bruno Mars officially 27 years old.

Study their expressions, picture them without any clothes on and decide below: Which of these A-listers would you rather take home with you tonight?

And the Winner is?

Two very different celebrities. Two very handsome faces. Which would you rather see in your lap? View Poll »

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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?

Bruno Mars Playboy Cover

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.”

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Two of the slickest superstars on the planet are pitted against each other in this Fashion Face-Off.

First, we have LL Cool J, the host of the 2012 Grammy Awards, who had the unenviable task last night of MCing an event over which a pall had been cast, due to Whitney Houston's tragic death. But the actor/rapper kicked off the ceremony with a prayer and handled his duties as well as could be expected.

His competition? Bruno Mars, producer/performer extraordinaire, and possibly the most talented man in the music business today.

Compare. Contrast. And vote between these icons below:

Fashion Face-Off!

It's on between LL Cool J and Bruno Mars. Which of these suave superstars better graced the red carpet at the Grammys? View Poll »

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The X Factor did everything in pairs on Wednesday night.

First, the competition sent two contestants packing as the impressive runs of both Lakoda Rayne and LeRoy Bell came to an end. Also, the show featured two wildly popular acts, as both Kelly Clarkson and Bruno Mars put on renditions of their latest hits.

Watch the former American Idol belt out a version of "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)" below, followed by Bruno Mars with "It Will Rain."

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Bruno Mars is probably the biggest name included on the Breaking Dawn soundtrack, which will hit stores on November 8 and feature these artists and singles.

Now, the multi-talented writer/singer has made available the song that will be heard at some point in the film. It's titled "It Will Rain" and we can't verify when or why it appears in part one of the final Twilight installment. But we can give readers a chance to listen to it here:

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"I wanna ***** thank everyone *****. I've been dreaming about this **** since I was 9! I just wanna ***! I can't *** & ****." - Tyler, The Creator.

Tyler The Creator was among the MTV VMA winners Sunday, but a slam of Bruno Mars and expletive-laden acceptance speech drew more buzz.

Fortunately, he won't be killing himself. We think.

During the pre-show, when Tyler realized he was at the bottom of MTV's Tweet Tracker and Bruno Mars was up top, he told MTV host Sway that Mars' music "sucked" and if he lost the Best New Artist award to Mars, "I might kill myself."

He did not. Tyler The Creator won for "Yonkers" (below). Did he deserve it?

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