September 9, 2015


Bruno Mars Reportedly Doing the Super Bowl Halftime Show Again in 2016

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Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Super Bowl 50—which will not be called Super Bowl L because it's too confusing?—has evidently requested the service of Bruno MarsEntertainment Weekly cites "sources with knowledge of the situation." Billboard also has an anonymous source dishing the news, although they've also got word that "Mars was asked to 'curate' the halftime show, meaning we could probably expect some impressive guests to join him, if he agrees."

Monsieur Mars, you'll remember, headlined the Super Bowl halftime show in 2014, bringing the Red Hot Chili Peppers along with him. "Before being usurped by Katy Perry’s turn at this year’s big game, Mars’ performance was the most-watched halftime show ever," EW writes. Billboard notes that 115 million people watched the performance, and that Perry's spectacular gala drew 121 million nacho-and-wing-chompers.

Mars has been one of the big winners of 2015 in pop music with his Mark Ronson collaboration "Uptown Funk," which is still engendering a great viral video roughly every week. So that song's a shoo-in for the halftime show; hopefully they'll also do the Mystikal-featuring "Feel Right," in which case they 100 percent have to bring the amazing kid from the video.

The Super Bowl 50 date is set for February 7, 2016; it'll take place in Santa Clara, California.