‘I’m so grateful!’ Bruno Mars praises NFL for ‘giving the new guy a shot’
The pop crooner appeared at the Rose Theater in the Time Warner Center to promote his Halftime performance on Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
He said he hopes to get people dancing and smiling during the annual Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show.
‘The NFL is such a prestigious stage, that they give the new guy a shot, and I’m so grateful for that, ‘Mars said. ‘ I haven’t been able to take it in. Not yet. Come Sunday, I will. ‘
Mars’ hits include Locked Out of Heaven, Grenade and Just the Way You Are. He won the best pop vocal album Grammy Award for Unorthodox Jukebox this week.
Mars is one of pop music’s top acts, with several Number 1 hits, including, When I Was Your Man. Mars, who was born Peter Hernandez, released his platinum-selling debut, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, in 2010, and released his second album, Unorthodox Jukebox, in 2012.
Red Hot Chili Peppers will be joining Mars for the annual Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show.
‘One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer, Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards,’ read a press release.
Opera singer Renee Fleming who will sing the National Anthem before the football game also attended the press conference on Thursday.
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Bruno Mars has tweeted to showcase his arrival at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey ready for his performance at the US Super Bowl halftime show this Sunday.
The ‘Treasure‘ singer is set to headline the prestigious halftime performance spot this weekend (2nd February) in East Rutherford, and shared several snaps of his arrival.
Bruno is set to follow in the footsteps of great halftime show performers like Madonna and Beyonce with a spectacular set halfway through the game, where he will be joined on stage by Red Hot Chili Peppers.
This week it was announced that Bruno will join Kanye West and Drake as the top performers at Wireless 2014 in July this year.
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Like Jackson, Mars has talents that span many disciplines. He can sing. He can dance. He can play multiple instruments. He’s even funny. When he both hosted and served as musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” last year, he killed the comedy skits.
Vocally, Mars’ timbre has a lot in common with a young Michael Jackson. As with M.J., Mars’ songs can seem both vintage and modern, mainstream and edgy. Bruno’s vocals balance sweetness with sting, while his look, and character, straddles the earthy and the exotic.
Mars also broadens the ethnicity of the halftime stars. Born Peter Hernandez in Hawaii, he has a Filipino mother and Puerto Rican father born in Brooklyn.
Big week for Bruno Mars
The singer-songwriter-producer, who has penned hits like “Forget You!” and B.o.B’s “Nothin’ on You,” says he’s not interested in churning out tracks for other artists like he’s done in the past.
The 28-year-old, who is one-third of the production trio. Mars said he now wants to collaborate organically with others. “Unorthodox Jukebox,” which is nominated for four honours at Sunday’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. His sophomore effort, released in late 2012, features Mark Ronson, Jeff Bhasker, Diplo and Paul Epworth. The album’s lead single and No. 1 hit, “Locked Out of Heaven,” is nominated for song and record of the year.
“People didn’t see us going at each other’s throats in the studio and pulling out our hair for a song like ‘Locked Out of Heaven,”‘ he said. “Trying to get these drums right and figure out a base line..
The crooner’s other No. 1 hit, “When I Was Your Man,” is nominated for best pop solo performance, while his near-double platinum album is up for best pop vocal album.
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Bruno is set to play an August show at Harveys Lake Tahoe as part of the casino’s annual Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series.
Bruno Mars announces Tulsa concert date
Mars will play June 4 at Tulsa’s BOK Center with special guest Aloe Blacc. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 3. Ticket prices have not yet been announced.
Bruno Mars announce Winnipeg tour dates
Mars will be in town Aug. 2 as part of his Moonshine Jungle tour, while Katy Perry will show up a few weeks later on Aug. 26 on her Prismatic World tour.
Tickets for Mars’s show will be on sale on Feb. 3.
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26 Dec, 2013
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