Bruno Mars Wouldn't Be the First Repeat Super Bowl Halftime Performer

Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers Perform at Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2, 2014 in New Jersey
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Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers Perform at Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2, 2014 in New Jersey

When news broke Tuesday (Sept. 8) that Bruno Mars is in talks to perform at and "curate" the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, a lot of the reaction went something like this: Again?

Bruno Mars Asked to Perform & 'Curate' Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show

Yes, Mars headlined the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show only last year, but as it turns out -- if he books the gig -- he wouldn't be the first artist to entertain television's biggest audience more than once.

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Check below for the other three artists to claim that honor. (Note: We're considering halftime shows in the modern era, since New Kids on the Block first took the show in a pop direction in 1991. Sorry, Grambling State University Marching Band and Up With People.)

Super Bowl Halftime Show Performances: A Timeline

Gloria Estefan: 1992, 1995 & 1999
The Latin music superstar has the distinction of being the only artist to hit the Super Bowl stage three times. In 1992, she performed in a Winter Olympics salute with figure skaters Dorothy Hamill and Brian Boitano; in 1995, she hit the stage with Miami Sound Machine as part of Disney's Indiana Jones-themed halftime; and in 1999, she represented for "salsa" in a "Celebration of Soul, Salsa & Swing" alongside Stevie Wonder, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Savion Glover.

Justin Timberlake: 2001 & 2004
Timberlake has an infamous history with the Super Bowl, ever since he took his "Rock Your Body" lyric "bet I'll have you naked by the end of this song" a little too literally during his duet with Janet Jackson back in 2004. But that wasn't his first visit to the Big Game: He also performed with *NSYNC in an MTV-produced spectacle that included then-girlfriend Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Aerosmith and...

Nelly: 2001 & 2004
That's right, Nelly repeated in the exact same years as JT. Save for his one solo run at "Hot in Herre" in 2004, he mostly served as part of the ensemble in these two star-studded years. In addition to Janet and Justin, P. Diddy and Kid Rock also hit the stage in '04.