Next year's Super Bowl XLVIII is still several months away, but we may already know who has locked in the highly coveted spot as the headliner of the event's halftime show.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Bruno Mars is expected to headline the show during next February's Super Bowl game. The word of Bruno's selection comes from "two people with knowledge of the matter," says the Times. An official announcement on the decision is expected as early as this Sunday. Neither the NFL nor Fox -- who will be carrying the Super Bowl this season -- would offer any comment on the rumor when contacted.
Fresh off of a standout performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in August, Mars has proven that he can hold his own when it comes to commanding a stage. But if he does land the the Super Bowl show, those skills will be tested more than ever before.
Mars' sophomore album, “Unorthodox Jukebox,” was released last year. It has sold over 1 million copies in the U.S. and a total of four million worldwide.
Mars is currently on his Moonshine Jungle tour, featuring just himself and his high energy, eight-piece band. The show has received rave reviews, for both Mars' presence and vocal precision -- proof he will most likely ace a Super Bowl performance.
And if he can perform through the elements-- this year's game will be played in New Jersey's MetLife Stadium -- Mars seems more than equipped to provide an equally spectacular follow-up to Beyonce's high voltage performance at this year's Super Bowl.