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After successfully working with artists such as Flo Rida, Travie McCoy, and B.o.B., Bruno Mars (Real name: Peter Hernandez) decided to step out into the spotlight on his own. He showcased his solo talent by releasing an EP entitled It's Better If You Don't Understand, and followed that up with his first hit single, "Just The Way You Are."
Artist: Bruno Mars
Song: "Just The Way You Are"
Lyrics: "Oh you know, you know, you know I'd never ask you to change. If perfect is what you're searching for then just stay the same. So don't even bother asking if you look okay. You know I say, when I see your face, there's not a thing that I would change, cause you're amazing just the way you are. And when you smile, the whole world stops and stares for awhile."â€¨
Lesson Learned: Don't ever let people make you feel insecure about yourself -- you don't need to change for anyone! If someone is supposed to be in your life, then they won't make you alter who you truly are. The people who care will be able to recognize the amazing qualities that you already possess. Be yourself, be happy, and keep smiling -- you're perfect just the way you are!
By Stephanie Alperin
Photo: Courtesy of Elektra