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Super Bowl Halftime Act: Bruno Mars

NFL announces singer will headline this year's big game
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 8, 2013 12:11 PM CDT
Super Bowl Halftime Act: Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars performs at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.   (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Grammy-winner Bruno Mars will perform at halftime of the Super Bowl. The NFL made the announcement ahead of the kickoff of games today, with Mars joined by FOX co-host Terry Bradshaw and analyst Michael Strahan in Times Square. The league's championship game will be played Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.

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Mars is one of pop music's top acts, with several No. 1 hits including his most recent, "When I Was Your Man." 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. (Read more Bruno Mars stories.)

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