Bruno Mars will perform in the Super Bowl halftime show, the singer confirmed via his Twitter and on Sunday’s NFL program.
The Associated Press reported Saturday that Mars would be performing, citing sources familiar with the league’s plans. The internet was abuzz over speculative reports earlier this week.
The “When I Was Your Man” singer made it official Sunday at an NFL kickoff event in Times Square. This season’s Super Bowl is set for Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
The 27-year-old Mars — a male pop vocal Grammy winner in 2011 for “Just the Way You Are” — follows Beyonce, the star of this year’s Super Bowl halftime show in New Orleans. Madonna took the world’s most-watched music stage in 2012; 2011 featured The Black Eyed Peas with Usher and Slash in 2011; and The Who performed in 2010.
The NFL began its season Thursday with the Broncos beating the Ravens at home. A full slate of games begins Sunday.
WE’RE GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL!!!!!!! #PepsiSBHalftime
— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) September 8, 2013
Watch Bruno’s Super Bowl teaser here: