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Bruno Mars: Drug Charge Dropped And Ready For The Grammys

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars

Las Vegas judge, Jessie Walsh agreed to dismiss a drug possession charge for Pop singer Bruno Mars this past Wednesday.  Mars, AKA Peter Gene Hernandez, was arrested after a concert at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for possession of 2.6 grams of cocaine. He pleaded guilty, completed probation with good behavior, and served 230 hours of community service. He was ordered to pay a $2,000 fineand attend eight hours of drug counseling.

Mars’ lawyer, Blair Berk, told, “Bruno earned the dismissal of his charge. He exceeded the expectations of the court in both his service to the community and his counseling.”

In related news Bruno is nominated for 6 Grammys.  First on that list is his song “Grenade”. It is nominated for both record of the year, song of the year, and best Pop solo performance. His album Doo-Wop & Hooligans has also garnered the nominations of album of the year, best male pop vocal, and for his work as one of the album’s producers, producer of the year non classical.

Because Doo-Wop & Hooligans was released just after the Grammy nomination deadline for last years ceremony, Mars has already won Grammys of best male pop vocal performance, and record of the year for his debut single “Just The Way You Are”.  Check to see how he does this year when the 54th annual Grammy Awards air February 12th on CBS.

Congrats Bruno. We’ll be watching. Stay out of trouble.

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From: Doo-Wop & Hooligans

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