“Just the Way You Are” is the debut solo single by American singer-songwriter Bruno Mars. It is the lead single from his debut studio album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010). The song was written by Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Khalil Walton and Needlz and produced by the former three, under their alias, The Smeezingtons along with Needlz. The song’s lyrics compliment a woman’s beauty.
The debut single received mixed reviews from music critics, who praised The Smeezingtons’ production, but dubbed its lyrics as sappy and corny. It won a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 2011 ceremony. The song peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and in the United Kingdom charts and peaked in the top five in other countries. It was certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), seven and six times platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and Music Canada (MC), respectively.
“Just the Way You Are” was the best selling digital single of 2011, selling more than 12.5 million copies, thus joining an elite group of best-selling singles worldwide.