Bruno Mars recently won best pop vocal album for “Unorthodox Jukebox” at the 56th annual Grammy Awards. Additionally, Bruno Mars was nominated for three more Grammys including record of the year, song of the year and best pop solo performance.
Mars is clearly off to an amazing start for 2014, but his most recent achievement certainly takes the cake.
His much-anticipated Super Bowl performance alongside Red Hot Chili Peppers became a historic moment. The performance attracted 115.3 million viewers — the largest audience in Super Bowl history.
Prior to Bruno Mars, Madonna’s Super Bowl halftime performance held the record at 114 million. Beyonce’s performance last year had an audience of 110.8 million, but Bruno Mars was even able to beat Queen Bey.
This year’s Super Bowl game had an average viewing audience of 111.5 million viewers. Once again, this is the largest number in Super Bowl history.
“An old-fashioned charmer with old-fashioned talent, Mars is probably the most wholesome star in Top 40 pop right now,” LA Times writes. “Not to mention the one whose skill set most readily overlaps with that of the legends of yesteryear. He’s not afraid to sing about sex, but he’s also deeply unlikely to flash any skin — a reassuring prospect to NFL brass still haunted by a glimpse of Janet Jackson’s nipple 10 years ago.