The NFL announced Sunday before the seasons first Sunday games began that pop singer Bruno Mars will deliver the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show February 2, 2014. Mars made the announcement around 12:30 ET Sunday in Times Square on “Fox NFL Sunday,” alongside co-hosts Curt Menefee and Terry Bradshaw and analysts Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson, Michael Strahan and Jay Glazer.
“The Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show is the most-watched musical event of the year,” the NFL news release said. “More than 110.5 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s show.”
Mars, 27, born Peter Gene Hernandez is the youngest performer to grace the stage and only has two albums in his catalog. The newcomer does have several radio hits to choose from such as “Grenade” and “Locked Out of Heaven.” Mars became the fastest male artist to score five No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100 since Elvis Presley..
The Grammy-winner will have to top last years critically acclaimed halftime performance by Beyonce. Other recent acts to perform included The Who, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Madonna, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Paul McCartney.