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Bruno Mars is performing at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards and to hype up his live show, he filmed this hoppin’ house party promo for MTV, complete with a behind-the-scenes interview.

Bruno says of the performance, “I think what you’re going to see is a little of my personality, a lot
of my influences and a lot of people having a good time. I think that this year’s VMAs is a celebration and a

Mars is also up for four VMAs, including Video of the Year, Best Male Video and Best Pop Video for “Grenade.”

“I grew up watching
VMAs. I know every performance. Ever since I was a kid,
I’ve been watching MTV VMAs, and when we got the phone call saying that
my video was up for Video of the Year — that’s the big-boy award,” says Mars.

Good luck to you, Bruno! The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards air live at 9 p.m. ET on MTV Sunday night (Aug. 28).

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."