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Bruno Mars to play Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show

We don't know what the weather will be like on Feb. 2 for the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. We certainly don't know the teams. We do know the halftime act.

The NFL announced Sunday that Bruno Mars will play the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show. The Grammy Award winner scored his first five No. 1 singles faster than any male since Elvis Presley, according to Billboard.

This is a selection sure to be popular with my wife and 2-year-old daughter, who somehow knows most of the lyrics to Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven." The Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show is the most-watched musical event of the year. More than 110.5 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year's show.

The Super Bowl halftime show has gone a long way since bands from the universities of Arizona and Michigan played at the first Super Bowl. Grambling University handled halftime at Super Bowl II.

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