Well, the pop musician dynamo has done it again. Mars’ performance at this year’s Super Bowl half-time show not only nearly overshadowed the game itself but it has 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. Tongues were wagging for weeks regarding the Hawaiian native’s spectacular showmanship. The musician headlined the show in the midst of fireworks, lasers and iPhone cameras galore capturing the moment. He began the half-time sitting behind a set of drums and ripped 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 they 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. Bruno Mars has quickly become one of the top performers in pop music. Can an Academy Award nomination be next in the future? Anything is possible.