Bruno Mars to Sing at Super Bowl Halftime Show

The Super Bowl will be played Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

By HOWARD FENDRICH
|  Monday, Sep 9, 2013  |  Updated 12:55 AM EDT
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Bruno Mars onstage during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclay Center on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 in New York. Mars will perform at halftime of the Super Bowl in February.

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Grammy-winner Bruno Mars will perform at halftime of the Super Bowl.

The NFL made the announcement ahead of the kickoff of games on Sunday, with Mars joined by FOX co-host Terry Bradshaw and analyst Michael Strahan in Times Square.

The league's championship game will be played Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Mars is one of pop music's top acts, with several No. 1 hits including his most recent, "When I Was Your Man."

The 27-year-old singer-songwriter-producer was honored for best male video and choreography for "Treasure" at the MTV Video Music Awards last month.

Halftime shows have drawn more than 100 million television viewers in the United States in past years.

Beyonce was the star of this year's Super Bowl halftime show in February in New Orleans, where the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31.

Some recent halftime performers at the NFL's championship game were Madonna in 2012, The Black Eyed Peas with Usher and Slash in 2011, The Who in 2010, and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in 2009.

Mars, who was born Peter Hernandez, released his platinum-selling debut, "Doo-Wops & Hooligans," in 2010, and released his second album, "Unorthodox Jukebox," last year. His hits include "Locked Out of Heaven," ''Just the Way You Are" and "Grenade."

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