Bruno Mars: Most Watched Super Bowl Halftime ShowBy: Kimberly Ripley - February 5, 2014
Bruno Mars made history this past Sunday when he performed as the Super Bowl halftime main event. A record breaking 115.3 million viewers tuned in to see Bruno sing–and that’s more than any other Super Bowl halftime show in history. Beyonce drew 110.8 million viewers in 2013 and Madonna brought in 114 million two years ago. The Locked Out of Heaven star has now blown both of these records clear out of the water. Add to that the fact that Bruno Mars is the youngest solo artist to ever headline the Super Bowl halftime show, and you’ve got success on top of success on top of–you guessed it–more success. This can only lend itself to a huge rise in popularity for the already adored 28-year-old music superstar.
Things got even better for Bruno, too, following the halftime show. He soared to the top of the iTunes sales charts immediately after the show, and the second leg of his ‘Moonshine Jungle World Tour’ has sold out in most markets. It sounds like Bruno Mars got more out of the Super Bowl than either of the NFL teams playing–or at the very least he wowed more of the football fans.
Check out the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show as Bruno Mars performs one of his hit songs–Just the Way You Are.
It’s been a pretty amazing couple of weeks for Mars. At the 56th Grammy Awards on January 26th he won the award in the Best Pop Vocal Album category for his hit album Unorthodox Jukebox. This was the second Grammy for Bruno Mars, who won his first for his album Doo-Wops & Hooligans.
Even if you were disappointed in which teams made it to the Super Bowl, or like many fans–disappointed in the lack of excitement on the field during the actual game–you have to admit that halftime show was pretty spectacular.
Can you even imagine walking in Bruno Mars’ shoes right now? Kudos to the young hit singer.
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