Bruno Mars will rock the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show in 2014, a source confirmed to Billboard on Saturday (Sept. 7).
The L.A. Times first reported the possible Bruno Mars halftime gig, citing it’s own sources. The Associated Press has also reported Mars will perform. A National Football Leaguea spokesperson had no comment when reached by Billboard Saturday afternoon.
An official announcement is expected on on Sunday at an event in New York’s Time Square the same day the NFL will present the season’s first full-slate of games following Thursday’s debut game.
The “Locked Out of Heaven” hitmaker has five months to prep for a Super Bowl halftime gig; Super Bowl XLVIII takes place on Feb. 2, 2014 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
The singer’s sold-out 2013 energetic “Moonshine Jungle” tour truly showed off Mars’ moves to arena audiences around America, and in March “Unorthodox Jukebox” became his first album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
Mars, who was born Peter Hernandez, released his platinum-selling debut, “Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” in 2010 and included such as `’Just the Way You Are” and “Grenade.”
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.
The Super Bowl halftime show, which has drawn more than 100 million television viewers in the United States alone in past years. has been home to several epic performances in recent years, including Madonna’s regal, acrobatic showing in 2012 and Beyonce’s performance earlier this year. The Black Eyed Peas with Usher and Slash played in 2011, The Who in 2010, and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in 2009.