Bruno Mars to perform during Super Bowl 2014 halftime show

The US pop star will provide the entertainment during next year's event

Bruno Mars to perform during Super Bowl 2014 halftime show

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Bruno Mars will perform at halftime during next year's Super Bowl event, reports Billboard.

Although the publication states an NFL spokesperson had no comment about the booking yesterday (September 7), it claims a source has confirmed Mars' appearance and an official announcement is expected later today. If reports are true, the singer will perform at the Metlife Stadium in New Jersey on February 2.

Mars - whose real name is Peter Gene Hernandez - is currently midway through his Moonshine Jungle tour, which will arrive in the UK on October 2 when he takes to the Odyssey Arena in Belfast. His latest album 'Unorthodox Jukebox' reached Number One in the Official UK Albums Chart when it was released in December 2012.

The Super Bowl halftime performance is renowned for controversial performances. In 2004, Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake incited uproar as the latter tore part of Jackson's outfit, revealing one of her breasts. The incident was later blamed on a 'wardrobe malfunction' but still ignited widespread debate over perceived indecency in broadcasting. Television network CBS was fined $550,000 by the Federeal Communications Commission but this later overruled.

In 2012, Madonna invited Nicki Minaj and MIA to join her during her performance but when MIA put her middle finger up to the camera, the pop icon was not pleased. Speaking in the aftermath of the event, she told called in to celebrity interviewer Ryan Seacrest's radio show to tell him: "I was really surprised. I didn’t know anything about it. I wasn’t happy about it. I understand it’s punk rock and everything, but to me there was such a feeling of love and good energy, and positivity, it seemed negative. It’s such a teenager ... irrelevant thing to do ... there was such a feeling of love and unity there. What was the point?"

Beyonce performed at this year's event in New Orleans. She was joined for her performance by fellow Destiny's Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, who united with her for versions of 'Bootylicious', 'Independent Women Part I' and 'Single Ladies'.

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