As the dust started to settle from his monstrous comeback, Bruno Mars returns for more heat with fellow chart-topper, Cardi B. The Bronx rapper drops bars woven between Bruno’s crooning over a 90’s style beat. The original track was released on Bruno’s 2016 album 24K Magic, which spawned three Hot 100 singles. With his throwback star power and Cardi’s fire bars, the track is destined for success as well.
On Instagram, Bruno revealed how “the one and only” Cardi’s verse came to me and gave her some advice:
I met Cardi B at 3 am after my show in LA backstage where we recorded her verse for Finesse. She walked in the room and she was everything I’d hope she’d be. Never change cardi! Don’t let this crazy music business change who you are. You posses something that can’t be taught. You’re a true star. Thank you for putting your energy and love all over this record and video.
Cardi has recently collaborated with many artists, accumulating millions of streams and breaking records along the way, so it’s likely that this remix will be another addition to her successes. She went to Instagram to convey her gratitude.
The song debuted in the #35 spot and then jumped up to #3 the following week on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
They performed during the 60th Grammy Awards on January 28th, 2018, mashed up with a verse of Cardi B’s “Bartier Cardi”.