Bruno Mars has officially cemented his status as a music superstar after taking one of the world’s biggest stages by storm…
The 28-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer-songwriter and his band The Hooligans rocked the stage during the halftime show at the 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, February 2, with special guest the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Dressed in a gold lame jacket, black skinny tie and white button-down shirt, the pompadoured Grammy-winning singer offered viewers the perfect blend of old school showmanship with rock star flash to give an oh-so-memorable performance at MetLife Stadium.
Following an introduction that featured a children’s choir singing a snippet of Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire,” which Mars co-wrote and appears on as a guest vocalist, the singer born Peter Gene Hernandez made his first appearance behind the drums for an impressive drum solo.
Mars, joined by his Hooligans, then moved to the mic to sing and bust a move to his smash hits “Locked Out of Heaven,” “Treasure” and “Runaway Baby,” which featured a snippet of the Isley Brothers’ “Shout!”
Mars then performed a smoldering rendition of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Give It Away” with the legendary rock band by his side. Despite the frigid temperatures, Anthony Kiedis and Flea managed to rock out shirtless.
After a brief montage of soldiers sending a little love home to the States, Mars ended his stellar halftime show with the tender piano ballad “Just the Way You Are,” which was punctuated by fireworks.