What does Bruno Mars have in common with Prince, Madonna, and Bruce Springsteen?
He's about to join those iconic singers on the list of performers who have rocked out at the Super Bowl halftime show. The "Just The Way You Are" singer hasn't been officially confirmed by the NFL yet, but multiple sources tell the L.A. Times that the deal is as good as done.
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The 27-year-old singer is a change for the Super Bowl, who has been going with older and more tested performers ever since 2004, when Justin Timberlake famously pulled off a piece of Janet Jackson's top, revealing her nipple to the world. The "Nipplegate" scandal caused problems with advertisers and with censors.
Hawaii native Bruno has been compared to Michael Jackson thanks to his smooth vocals and dance moves. He's already won one Grammy, for Best Male Vocal Performance, and two Video Music Awards.
Super Bowl XLVIII will take place in New Jersey in February 2014.