Bruno Mars Takes The Stage On SNL And Absolutely Owns It (Video)

Hip-Hop Fans, please subscribe to AFH TV, a streaming video service focused on real Hip-Hop culture. We already have exclusive interviews, documentaries, and rare freestyles featuring some of Rap’s most iconic artists and personalities, and much more is coming--movies, TV series, talk shows. We need your support. It is only $1.99/month or $12/year, and is available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Google TV, for all subscribers. Start your 30-day free trial now. Thank you.

Over the years, Bruno Mars has established himself as one of the most talented performers in the business. It has earned him the opportunity to rock the Super Bowl, the world’s biggest platform, and countless other mega events. As dazzling as those shows have been, there is something magical that happens when Mars takes the stage at Saturday Night Live.

Bruno Mars Channels Zapp To Release The Funk Jam Of The Year (Video)

Last night, he entered Studio 8H in grand fashion and raised the bar even higher than he had with previous SNL performances, such as his show stealing appearance with Mark Ronson in 2014. Having recently announced he is releasing his first album in 4 years next month, Mars came armed with new music, and it is funky.

First up was his Roger Troutman & Zapp-inspired single, “24K Magic.” Much like he did in the song’s video, Bruno made the performance an all out party. In an unusual move, he began in his dressing room, dancing through the halls as he made his way to the stage. By the time he got there, he was surrounded by people joining in on the celebration.

His second song was a world premiere called “Chunky,” and it too has the funk volumed set to 10. The record is an ode to the beauty of curvy women. This one stayed on stage, but was no less contained. Mars’ vocals and airtight choreography are on full display.