Bruno Mars with guests Red Hot Chili Peppers' performance in 2014 and Katy Perry with guest Missy Elliott this year saw growth in viewership, making them each the most watched Super Bowls ever. With big names coming up in conversation for the half-century celebration, it seems likely this year's Super Bowl will be the annual extravaganza's biggest stage to date.
Mars was recently revealed by sources to be under consideration for the big game as well, possibly to "curate" the show with multiple acts. His performance in 2014 brought in 115 million viewers; Perry's this year drew 121 million viewers, according to Nielsen.
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Super Bowl 50 will take place at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, airing on CBS.
A rep for Maroon 5 declined to comment, while an NFL rep had not returned Billboard's request for comment by press time.