Grammy Award-winning R&B singer whose real name is Peter Gene Hernandez. His second album, Unorthodox Jukebox, hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard in 2012.
He moved to Los Angeles after college to be a musician. He had a failed gig with Motown Records, but ended up signing to Atlantic instead.
His songs "Just the Way You Are" and "Grenade" both became worldwide #1 singles, and he co-wrote the hit song "Wavin' Flag" with K'naan. He has also collaborated with Anderson Paak as one half of the superduo Silk Sonic.
He was born to Peter Hernandez and Bernadette San Pedro Bayot and raised alongside five siblings. He began dating model/actress Jessica Caban in 2011 and he previously dated fellow singer Rita Ora.
He co-wrote Flo Rida's hit song "Right Round."