Confirmed: Bruno Mars To Headline Super Bowl 2014 Half-Time Show

Published: Sunday 8th Sep 2013 by Sam

Beyonce’s Super Bowl extravangza this year was always going to be the hardest of shows to top; and though we’re not sure anyone on today’s charts could, Bruno Mars has officially been confirmed as the artist tasked with the job.

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Ending months of speculation, the singer (who ia currently in the midst of the campaign for his second album, ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’) made the announcement himself on Fox‘s NFL Sunday.

The platinum-selling Grammy winner will play the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday, February 2nd 2014. {Source}

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Hmmm.

Like many, we’re wondering what exactly the criteria is to headline on such a major stage. Because, at this point, it feels like the requirements  change with each year. From global popularity, to legend status, to hot shot new talent…it’s all a bit…random.

Really, though, are we the only ones wondering why the likes of Lady GaGa, Jennifer Lopez, PinkUsher, or even the ball of hype that is Justin Timberlake weren’t offered the slot?

In any case, and in all fairness to Bruno, he’s super talented and is building a catalogue of hits the masses love. Most importantly, he is a proven stage blazer – a fact which is often underrated. Come next February, should he play his cards right and beast in the way the ‘Bowl demands, his star could truly shoot into the stratosphere.

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  1. rih rox((There is nothing like Steve-O’s sagging pants…Everyone else needs to pull their pants up)) September 8, 2013

    YAWN!!!!!!

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  2. Josh September 8, 2013

    Not here for this. Way to early in his career. Superbowl should only be performed by legends and household names which Bruno Mars isnt yet.

    • Josh September 8, 2013

      Superbowl Halftime Show*

  3. Yeah I Said It September 8, 2013

    Big footsteps to follow

    • Iconic cici September 8, 2013

      He’ll be singing live atleast unlike the performers this year and the one before

      • Yeah I Said It September 8, 2013

        Wheres Ciaras offer though?

  4. Iconic cici September 8, 2013

    Thank god some talent next year… the girls are over booty popping & lip syncing.

    • Beyhive September 8, 2013

      somebody is mad because Ciara could never.

      • Iconic cici September 8, 2013

        Never mad sweetie Ciara would put on a better show than Beyonce thats forsure.

      • Yeah I Said It September 8, 2013

        So why hasnt she been asked?

  5. Beyhive September 8, 2013

    No. I love Bruno and he’s talented, but it’s too early.
    He’ll do the same thing he does at EVERY Award show. Not here for it, but I’ll watch I guess.
    Can’t be worse than the black eyed peas. I REALLY wish britney would come back and perform her ass off like the old days. She’d slay.

    • Ashley September 8, 2013

      Please Britney hasn’t performed her ass off since 2001. Have several seats.

      • Beyhive September 8, 2013

        B**** shut the f***. Britney’s last good performance was in 2004. Plus do you not know how to read? I said I WISH She would perform her ass off again. Because other than that she’s a perfect contender.
        -hits
        -pop icon
        – household name. So please have several ho.

  6. Queen Ci September 8, 2013

    No one anticipating Rihanna paw dat.

  7. Rosie September 8, 2013

    I honestly can’t think of another current pop star that would fit better, so congrats.

    • Mdna September 8, 2013

      They’d never ask your boring fav tho.

      • Rosie September 8, 2013

        Of course they wouldn’t. I’m not delusional.
        Always trying to shade the queen when it has nothing to do with her. Only TGJ.

  8. xedos September 8, 2013

    Black eye peas perform why can’t Bruno? As long as it’s not gaga I can live with it

  9. speechless September 8, 2013

    1) Justin will be doing a world tour starting next month you idiot he doesnt have time for that. 2) Usher’s last album flopped. 3) No one wants to see lady gaga parade around in some ridiculous outfit or nearly naked for that matter making a fool of herself.

    Bruno is clearly a great performer so how is this random? And he can sing LIVE.

    If you dont wanna watch him then simply change the channel. He’s winning regardless.

  10. Cici slaaaays September 8, 2013

    He’s a boring performer tho i rather see Ciara or GaGa tbh atleast they put on a real f****** show.

  11. Rosie September 8, 2013

    T***** stans are having meltdowns all over the internet though. They legitimately thought ChartFlop was going to slay and that she booked it.

  12. Mdna September 8, 2013

    They couldn’t get Britney Or Ciara? Its way to early in Bruno career to do this .

    • Rosie September 8, 2013

      Ciara can barely book ballrooms. What makes you think they would’ve offered her a Super Bowl? Not even KFC gave her an offer.

      • Mdna September 8, 2013

        I sense jealously?

  13. brit brat September 8, 2013

    I won’t be watching

  14. Xtina warrior September 8, 2013

    Yas finally a LIVE act!

  15. Pour It Up September 8, 2013

    Prepare for low ratings then.

  16. LittleScheisse September 8, 2013

    HE’S GONNA FOLLOW UP MADONNA & BEYONCE!?!?! THE SUPERBOWL COMMITTEE MUST BE SMOKING SNOOP DOG QUANTITIES! HE CANT EVEN SING LIVE! SOUNDS HORRID! OH MY LORDY!

  17. Artpop (S** Dreams With GaGa) September 8, 2013

    Gaga should be performing not him hes basic

  18. Suicide Blonde September 8, 2013

    Rihanna, Britney, Usher, JT or even Eminem would be better IMO, i would love to see Bowie headline the halftime show but my husband don’t want to perform again.

    • cici slaaaays September 8, 2013

      No one wants to see Rihanna now dats a fact f**.

      • Suicide Blonde September 8, 2013

        I bet u that more people wants to see Rihanna there instead of a TOILET SINGER.

    • LittleScheisse September 8, 2013

      @SUICIDE Brain dead Britney who cant even dance anymore? I LOVE how u named everyone but Gaga who actually shits on ALL of them as performers except Eminem! Sit your gay ass down with that biased ass s***!

      • Suicide Blonde September 8, 2013

        Yes GaGa is a better performer than JT, in Monsterland right, keep giving blowjobs to help your 99 cents Artist.

      • LittleScheisse September 8, 2013

        @SUICIDE you are soooooooo f****** entertaining! A few posts ago you wrote me an Essay describing how TALENTED Gaga was and so on and so forth! This is why I call you a fat f**! You are confused and bemused at the same damn time! I been dethroned you on here. Why bother still commenting?

      • Suicide Blonde September 8, 2013

        She is indeed very talented but at the same time she is teh fakest person in the music industry.

    • mother monster September 8, 2013

      You forgot Gaga name shed out perform all those non talented h*** you just named.

      • Suicide Blonde September 8, 2013

        Does fading stars out perform anybody?

  19. Rosie September 8, 2013

    Look at all the depressed homosexuals getting mad because a male is performing.

  20. SLAY_HIVE September 8, 2013

    The ratings will definitely go down from last year’s EPIC show BIT im here for “It Will Rain and LOOH” >>>>>>>

  21. Molly September 8, 2013

    Ciara or Britney would be perfect for this not this dude *sigh*

  22. LittleScheisse September 8, 2013

    Im going to Ignore @IRRELEVANT who is trying so desperately to get my attention… Find relevance on your own! As ThatGrapeJuiceKing I officially ban you from the castle! You know exactly who you are

    • Rosie September 8, 2013

      Of course you want to ignore me since I dragged you for filth in that Katy post. You attempted to get your f** twitter followers to gang up on me and even they weren’t here for you. The struggle.

  23. me September 8, 2013

    Jennifer Lopez , or Jay-Z would’ve been fine , plus it’s in ny so…

  24. mother monster September 8, 2013

    Nope it should be Gaga f*** them they won’t be getting my view next year.

  25. FAF September 8, 2013

    He’s a household name but it will be boring

    • Josh September 8, 2013

      Bruno Mars is not a houshold name. Only to people under a certain age. Household name is someone everyone in the Household has heard of/can name.

      • Bruce September 9, 2013

        I’m 54. Care to repeat what certain age again?

  26. mother monster September 8, 2013

    So mad

  27. mc the place to be! September 8, 2013

    I think he will do a great job and superbowl halftime for legends? seriously they let Britney and nsync perform without even 5 years in the game and black eyed peas performed they only had a few years under their belt and Bruno is one of the highest selling artist today and he does have some of the best singles of all time under his belt at least his show will be nothing I’ve never seen before and not recycled so go Bruno you’ll be in the books by being the youngest to headline

  28. Carlos Castro September 8, 2013

    I rather see Lady Gaga.

  29. Tallb September 8, 2013

    i thought it would be someone like eminem or a rock act but then again i don’t really care too much

  30. juju September 8, 2013

    TGJ has admitted that Rihanna CAN actually put on a show when it rains (get it?),so I’ll be very unapologetic about this: RIHANNA,YES,RIHANNA (THE BIGGEST DIGITAL ARTIST WITH 6 CONSECUTIVE LATEST PLATINUM ALBUMS AND 1 GOLD;NOT TO MENTION 4 BILLION VEVO VIEWS AND 12 #1 SINGLES;TOPPING OF WITH SEVEN GRAMMYS;AND A LONG LIST OF OTHER THINGS YOUR FAVES CAN’T EVEN DREAM OF) WILL EVENTUALLY HEADLINE THE SUPERBOWL! The Navy is not pressed because EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT RIHANNA AIN’T GON’ LET UP!

    • Barb B**** September 8, 2013

      No one wants her at superbowl tho

  31. ♪►Muzzac◄♪ September 8, 2013

    Bruno has an amazing voice, but that show will be boring as hell! He’s going to stand up there with those same guys in a line with their microphone stands going back & forth…like seriously YAWNNNNN!!!!

    THEY ARE SUPPOSE TO PICK PEOPLE WITH LARGE FAN BASES, OR HATERS, OR PEOPLE THAT CAN ACTUALLY ENTERTAIN SUCH AS…

    P!nk
    Rihanna
    Nicki Minaj
    Usher
    Justin Timberlake
    Chris Brown
    Lady Gaga
    Katy Perry
    Britney Spears

    Even if you feel these people have no talent, you know damn well they can entertain the crowd! I’m sorry Bruno but I’m not here for it…

    • Beyhive September 8, 2013

      But here’s why they won’t.
      P!nk- doesn’t have a large fanbase.
      Rihanna-do I need to explain myself here? Maybe in a couple of years when she’s a respectable performer, because she’s been improving.
      Nicki- hell no, just no.
      Usher- doesn’t have a big fanbase anymore/ is a flop.
      JT-Ugh, he’s boring, same s*** as Bruno tbh.
      CB- No one likes him anymore.
      Lady gaga- she should perform, if Bruno can.
      Katy perry- same as Rihanna
      Britney- she’s been lazy as hell. She can still perform I’ve seen it in the circus tour performances.

      • king b September 8, 2013

        i mostly agree with u But JT would have been a better choice is way bigger than bruno mars and has longevity i mean yes bruno has hits but common he just came out he got 2 albums that yet it feels like he didn’t earn it but anyway i guess we all knew it would be hard for anyone to come after Beyonce

  32. Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) September 8, 2013

    YYYYYAAAASSSSS CANNOT WAIT.

  33. HLOVE September 8, 2013

    JUSTIN is banned , gaga = controversy…
    Reckon this will be great. Really don’t think he gets enough credit for his live performances….maybe it has something to do with him being over-shadowed by the travesty that is Miley Cyrus, his VMA performance of Gorilla was brilliant!

  34. mr.m September 8, 2013

    They should choose Xtina!!
    Bruno is such a f****** boring act
    I’m done .. BYE

    • Beyhive September 8, 2013

      Nobody cares about her. What is she gonna perform?
      She hasn’t been a household name since 2006.

  35. Navy nick September 8, 2013

    AMAZING

  36. Lucia September 8, 2013

    Bruno is THE hottest male popstar right now. He fits. Get over it. I’m looking forward to his performance!

  37. JOHNVIDAL September 8, 2013

    There is no rule that says you have to be a legend to prform there. Many acts with not that long careers have performed and this boy already has several big hits. Only problem is that he doesn´t fit that well I think. He is super talented, also a great performer, always live and all that. But people usually expect dancing and smoke and mirrors when it comes to pop artists at teh Superbowl. But hey rock bands also perform and don´t do those things so… Bruno will be fine. It will be different.
    Is anybody really asking for Rihanna, Katy or 2013´s Britney to do this? LOL If anything Gaga or Justin Timberlake, I don´t know, someone with talent.

  38. the truth September 8, 2013

    But his music is bland and cheesy and sounds the same. I cant see him putting on a show… It’s going to be so s***

  39. Lil Mo Stan and trey burkes husband (Kendricks d*** game wasnt on point) September 8, 2013

    Lol Madonna, beyonce…Bruno bars? Haha well, they can forget about my TiVo recording, because this is going to flop! Seriously, I wish lady gay gay and rihanna weren’t so risque. I’d really love either performance. More so radio gaga, even though she’s aggy as f***, s** dreams is my s***!

  40. DESTER September 8, 2013

    BORING!!!

    WE WANT J-LO OR BRITNEY! BOTH HAVE MORE THAN 10 YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY!!

  41. SCHEISSETHRONED(GrapeJuiceKING) September 8, 2013

    Officially the KING of THATGRAPEJUICE!

  42. SCHEISSETHRONED(GrapeJuiceKING) September 8, 2013

    Yasss!

  43. JER September 8, 2013

    It will basically be a cover setlist as all his songs sound strangely familiar hits from the past. Great choice!

  44. DIGGER BEY September 9, 2013

    At first I was like “Hell NO” but Bruno can deliver on stage. He’s just not an certified stage slayer. I think he can put on an great show! Probably not more entertaining than the recent Superbowl performances. Hell not to many can rival Madonna and THE QUEEN anyway n performances? And lmaoooooo @ Citranny should perform. Um Superbowl performers are well known. Citranny isn’t a household name. Plus she’s a Iconic Flop! And The Superbowl are staying away from h***. So u want see Rihoeanna.

  45. nanassey September 9, 2013

    Bruno mars is into some deep s*** now cause beyonce set the bunch mark last year nd is going to be difficult topping her but he will be ok nd he will deliver no two ways because he can sing live

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