Bruno Mars Readies Encore for Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 02:  Bruno Mars performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Bruno Mars Readies Encore for Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show

The pop singer will give a two-peat performance for the biggest night in football.

Published September 9, 2015

After Katy Perry’s monstrous Super Bowl spectacular in 2014, the officials at the NFL have decided to bring back the record breaking Bruno Mars for a star studded affair in 2016 according to Billboard.

The “Uptown Funk” crooner has been asked to headline and “curate” the XLVIII Super Bowl halftime show, which may mean lots of surprises for the thousands watching all over. Recall that Mars’ halftime show with special guests Red Hot Chili Peppers brought in a whopping 115 million viewers, only second to Perry, with 121 million according to Nielsen.

Director of Media Events for the NFL Sarah Moll talked to Billboard in December about the initial Bruno conversations. “Myself and our producer, Ricky Kirshner, were both personal fans of Bruno and had seen him in concert and knew what he could do," she said. "And it was a lot of just telling folks here and getting folks excited about Bruno and taking them to shows and letting them see what he could do. And that's kind of what got it going."

Although Moll is a huge fan of Bruno’s, the decision ultimately lies in the hands of the commissioner and the NFL's executives. Yet that hasn’t stopped Moll from vetting for her favorite act, saying, "I like to think that I have somewhat of a say and I know I do have somewhat of a say. I definitely let my personal opinions come out, you have to."

So what will Bruno pull out of his hat for halftime show 2016? You’ll just have to wait and see. is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

(Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Written by George Chapman Jr.


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