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Just One Of The Guys: Bruno Mars (center, with microphone) performs with his band at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington on July 21.

Bruno Mars: I ‘Wouldn’t Be Here’ If Not For Black Artists

In an interview with Latina magazine, Bruno Mars pointed to the history of American music and praised black people for shaping the industry. “When you say ‘black music,’ understand that you are talking about rock, jazz, R&B, reggae, funk, doo-wop, hip-hop, and Motown. Black people created it all. Being Puerto Rican, even salsa music stems back to the Motherland [Africa]. So, in…