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Super Bowl halftime performance announced

Bruno Mars performs "Gorilla" during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in New York August 25, 2013.

Bruno Mars performs "Gorilla" during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in New York August 25, 2013.

Grammy-award winner Bruno Mars will perform at halftime of Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Mars is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer and musician who has been nominated for 14 Grammy Awards and sold more than 115 million singles worldwide. His current album Unorthodox Jukebox and his debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans have a combined certification total of 60-times platinum worldwide.

According to Billboard, Mars scored his first five No. 1 singles faster than any male since Elvis Presley. As a singer, songwriter and producer, Mars has 22 "Hot 100" hits.

Mars and his eight-piece band The Hooligans are on a sold-out, 91-city world arena tour.

The annual NFL championship draws millions of viewers every year. For many, it has come to be defined as much by its half-time shows and attention grabbing television commercials as for the game itself.

Beyonce's performance with her former girl group Destiny's Child was watched by more than 100 million people at the Super Bowl half-time show in New Orleans in February.

Past Super Bowl performers have included Madonna, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Prince, Paul McCartney and U2.