His selection as Super Bowl XLVIII halftime musician may come as a surprise to some older viewers used to seeing established, perennial performers working the halftime stage. To most of American, Bruno Mars has been a known-quantity since only about 2010.
Mars, at 27, is the youngest Super Bowl performer in recent memory. He's best known for his mega-popular singles "Just the Way You Are" and "Grenade." He's been nominated for seven Grammy Awards and won Best Pop Vocal Performance in 2011.
What do you think of the choice? Bold? Boring? Meh?