September 7, 2013


Bruno Mars to Play Super Bowl Halftime Show

Kevin Winter/WireImage
Kevin Winter/WireImage

Update: Bruno Mars will definitely be playing the Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show. The "Grenade" singer made the official announcement this afternoon on "Fox NFL Sunday" live from Times Square in NYC.

Catch the trailer below for February's big show to get a glimpse of an adorbs baby Bruno.

Looks like Bruno Mars may be going down in Super Bowl half-time history.

The AP is reporting that a source familiar with NFL's entertainment plans said the "Locked Out of Heaven" crooner is set to nab, arguably, the most coveted gig in the US.

The source, speaking on condition of anonymity because the NFL has yet to release an announcement, also said official word will likely come at an event in NYC tomorrow.

The NFL's regular season just kicked off last Thursday, but the Super Bowl is already set for February 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

This means the stylish soulman has an excuse for months and months of vintage jacket shopping!

If Mars does indeed get to put his Super Bowl shoes (to match the jacket!) on, he will be joining the ranks of Michael Jackson, Madonna, Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, The Rolling Stones and other greats.

Not bad company.

Perhaps more than a bit intimidating for a comparatively new artist, but we think Bruno has what it takes to wow.

His 2010 debut, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, went platinum and last year's Unorthodox Jukebox, still has singles lighting up the charts—and dance floors around the country.

Oh, and he has Grammys, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and a BRIT Award.

Most recently he lit up the stage (literally) at the VMA's in Brooklyn—and took home "best male video" for the deliciously infectious "Locked Out of Heaven."

If Mars' VMA performance showed us anything, it's that dude already knows how to rock a show heavy on the pyrotechnics without catching that famous coif of his on fire.

Yep, he's ready.