Bruno Mars has been confirmed to lead Super Bowl XLVIII’s halftime show.
The announcement confirms rumors circulating over the past few days claiming Mars will be headlining what is sure to be one of the most-watched television events of the year.
The singer will take to the 50-yard line to perform at the half-time show on February 2, 2014. Mars joins a long list of respected artists to perform at past halftime shows, which includes the likes of Beyoncé, the Rolling Stones, Madonna, U2, and Stevie Wonder.
Mars has had a whirlwind career since the release of his debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans in 2010. In just four years, Mars has been nominated for 14 Grammys, sold over 115 million singles worldwide, 10 million albums, and attained eleven top-10 singles in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, with 5 singles taking the number one spot over the years.
The Super Bowl halftime show is the most-watched musical event of the year. More than 110 million people tuned in last year to watch Beyoncé perform with her old girl-group Destiny’s Child.
Super Bowl XLVIII will take pace at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday, February 2, 2014.
Watch Bruno Mars’ Super Bowl halftime announcement video below: