The NFL announced on Sunday that Bruno Mars would be the halftime performer for the Super Bowl XLVIII. The Super Bowl will kick off on February 2, 2014 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The stadium is home to the New York Giants and the New York Jets.
It is an honor for the popular R&B singer to be invited to perform at the halftime show. It is a well known fact that the Super Bowl Halftime Show is the most watched live music performance in the country. Mars will be following in the footsteps of some amazing singers including: Beyoncé, The Black Eyed Peas, Madonna, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, and The Who, among many others. Beyoncé’s was the performer last year and attracted over 110 million viewers.
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A writer from The Times, Jon Caramanica, previously wrote about Mars’s performance at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn this Summer. “He is the most formidable synthesizer of styles going in pop today, taking in doo-wop, lovers rock reggae, torch songs, 1950s rock, 1970s funk, 1990s R&B and more, making for a sound that’s both pan-stylistic and, in a way, panracial,” he wrote.
Mars is just finishing up his ten-week “Moonshine Jungle Tour” and has sold more than 1 million copies of his album, “Unorthodox Jukebox”. In 2010, Mars won a Grammy for the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for his number one hit, “Just The Way You Are”. Mars has received a total of 14 Grammy nominations in all. He is scheduled to leave out for an eight-week tour in Europe later this year in October.
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