NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winner Bruno Mars, 27, will sing at halftime of the Super Bowl in February, a person familiar with the NFL’s entertainment plans told The Associated Press on Saturday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made. The official word is expected to come at an event in New York’s Times Square today.
The NFL’s regular season began Thursday, with the first full slate of games today. The Super Bowl will be played Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
Halftime shows have drawn more than 100 million television viewers in the United States alone in past years.
Mars is one of pop music’s top acts, with several No. 1 hits, including his most recent, “When I Was Your Man.”
He was honored for best male video and choreography for “Treasure” at the MTV Video Music Awards last month.
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.”