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Bruno Mars nominated for Emmy for 2014 Super Bowl half-time performance

Bruno Mars receives 2014 Emmy nod
Bruno Mars receives 2014 Emmy nod

Well, the pop music sensation has done it again. Bruno Mars’ performance at this year’s Super Bowl half-time show not only nearly overshadowed the game itself, but earned him a 2014 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program Emmy. Mars is up against some stiff competition which includes: "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis", "Children’s Hospital", "Parks and Rec in Europe" and "The Soup: True Detective" for the coveted award.

Mars garnered a record breaking viewing audience of 115.3 million for the performance. Tongues were wagging for weeks regarding the Hawaiian native’s spectacular showmanship. The musician headlined the show in the midst of fireworks, laser shows and iPhone cameras galore, all capturing the moment. He began the half-time show whilst sitting behind a set of drums and ripping into the hit single from his Unorthodox Jukebox album, “Locked Out of Heaven”, as the crowd cheered and danced along.

After segueing into “Treasure,” “Runaway Baby” and “Shout”, Mars and his band, The Hooligans, were joined by one of Rock’s favorite 90’s bands, the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Fans screamed even louder as Flea and Anthony Kiedis proved they still had “it” on the stage.

It was considered to be a big risk having Mars for the half-time show’s musical guest. Usually, the performers are those who have years of being on the top to boast about. Mars, on the other hand, only had two albums out, even though each are big sellers. In fact, his 2012 Unorthodox Jukebox is still dominating the album charts.

The 28-year-old musician continues to captive fans around the world with is "Moonshine Jungle World Tour" which is selling out across the country. Mars has quickly become one of the top performers in pop music.