BRUNO MARS Talks Prepping for SUPER BOWL Halftime Performance
The singer, recently named Billboard's 2013 artist of the year, also shared his excitement over being asked to perform at the event. "When we got that phone call, again, what do you say? `Nah.' What do you say? `Absolutely. Let's rock,'" he said excitedly. "It was something exciting for me and my (band)."
He continues, "It wasn't too long ago when we were performing in clubs and bars and pubs, and even when I put (my first) album out, (we were) opening acts for a bunch of different artists, living in a van and traveling around and kind of putting in the work and time. It might seem fast to the outsider looking in, but you know, it's just another thing we can celebrate and I feel like as a group we all achieved it together. You know, performing on TV and stuff, whatever the NFL saw they dug it and that's why we got the call."
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Grammy-winning singer Mars just won for Best Male Video and Choreography for his single "Treasure" at MTV's 2013 VMAs this August. Mars' second album, Unorthodox Jukebox, was released in 2012 and hit No. 1 in the US, featuring the popular tracks "Treasure", "Locked Out of Heaven" and "When I Was Your Man".Mars' debut studio album, 2010's Doo-Wops & Hooligans, reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200, with No. 1 singles "Just The Way You Are," "Grenade" and "The Lazy Song". The album was nominated for seven Grammy Awards and won for Best Pop Vocal Performance for "Just The Way You Are".