With over 1 billion views on his Youtube channel, and appearing on Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World- Bruno Mars is appearing on a nationally acclaimed stage. The dark, handsome and sultry singer will be headlining the 2014 Super Bowl halftime show. The Hawaiian heartthrob has developed a dedicated following because of his soulful voice, and well there is that darling fedora!
Mars was born in the fall of 1985 as Peter Gene Hernandez to Latin musician Pete, and even his mother Bernie was a singer, sadly Bernie passed earlier this year from a brain aneurysm, our thoughts remain with the family. With passion of song in his blood, Mars
was dubbed as Bruno from his family and it stuck. During his early childhood years, Mars always had a musical instrument in his hand. During the cute age of 4, Mars became an early Elvis impersonator. Something many fans may notice from his hair! The budding singing sensation continued to perform with his family and even adapted the King of Pop’s persona for impersonating.
With a need to grow his career, Mars took off to L.A. and began to write his own songs. Working with Phillip Lawrence, the power team started producing songs for other artists. Finally, in 2010 Mars broke from behind the veil of songwriting to singing by releasing Nothin’ on You. In a stunning review, the song jetted to number one on the Billboard singles chart, and suddenly this amazing songwriter became an in demand pop sensation. Now, he will be headlining the biggest event of the year, when he graces the stage of the 2014 Super Bowl halftime show.
Mars balances a mixed genre of pop, hip-hop and classical beats. He is beaming under the spotlight, a dream he concocted only on paper for other artists would now offer him a path of success. Mars will enter the Metlife Stadium February 2, 2014 to sing before one of the most packed audiences across the globe. Here are a list of some of the more memorable performers to grace the Super Bowl stage:
- The 1960s, 70s and early 80s brought marching bands from across the nation. The first bands were University of Arizona Symphonic Marching Band and the Grambling State University Marching Band. (Good times).
- 1982 displayed Up with People and a celebration of Motown.
- Chubby Checker and the Rockettes rocked the stadium in 1988.
- New Kids on the Block created a screaming fest during the 1991 Super Bowl show.
- KISS, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Gloria Estefan and many more graced the 1999 stage of Super Bowl XXXIII.
- Y2K didn’t happen but a spectacular halftime show did in 2000 with Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera and more.
- The Rolling Stones brought rock and gyrations to the 2006 halftime show.
- The Who made their infamous entrance on the 2010 stage of the Super Bowl show.
- Last year Beyonce with Destiny’s Child made the halftime show Bootylicious.
With smooth vocals and a soulful look, Mars will now grace the 2014 stage of the Super Bowl halftime show. Graced with class, style and soul- it can be sure to be a fantastic time for those in attendance. Currently, on his second worldwide tour, Mars was thrilled with the news of being named performer of the show. He took to Twitter to share his delight. Are you excited to see the talented Bruno Mars grace the Super Bowl stage?