The 31-year-old singer joined Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show on Apple Music Tuesday and opened up about his career path, his failures and how he hopes to be remembered in the future.
Discussing his early days as an aspiring singer and songwriter, Mars recalled, "[Those days] sucked, but in a beautiful way. Without getting dropped, I might not be here. All of these things you have to go through. It ain't easy. If it was easy everyone would be doing it."
Now that he's reached the goals and success he always dreamed of, Mars just wants to continue making good music—like his latest hit, "24K Magic"—that creates happiness and moves people the way it always has.
Well that, and one more thing: "I wanna go home, throw on some Netflix and live a life."