Bruno Mars To Perform During Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show February 2

Grammy-award winner BRUNO MARS will perform at the PEPSI SUPER BOWL XLVIII HALFTIME SHOWon FOX in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday, February 2, 2014, it was announced today.

Bruno Mars is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer and musician. The 14-time Grammy Award nominee and Grammy winner has sold over 115 million singles worldwide. His current album Unorthodox Jukebox and his debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans have a combined certification total of 60x platinum worldwide. According to Billboard, Mars scored his first five “Hot 100” No. 1s faster than any male since Elvis Presley. As a singer, songwriter and producer, Mars has an impressive catalog of 22 “Hot 100” hits. Currently, Bruno Mars and his eight-piece band The Hooligans are on a sold-out, 91-city world arena tour.

Bruno Mars joined FOX NFL SUNDAY co-hosts Curt Menefee and Terry Bradshaw, along with analysts Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson, Michael Strahan and Jay Glazer in New York City’s Times Square to make the live nationally-televised announcement just before kickoff of the Sunday afternoon games. Bradshaw (4), Long (1), Johnson (2) and Strahan (1) have a combined eight Super Bowl championships as a player or coach.

This unprecedented announcement is just the beginning. Fans are encouraged to tune into FOX Sports throughout the season to see what surprises Bruno Mars has in store for this historic Halftime Show.

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A New Generation To See Michael Jackson’s Mug On Pepsi Cans

PepsciCo Inc. has negotiated a new sponshorship deal with the Michael Jackson estate. the company will release 1 billion soda cans with the image of the pop icon on it. Originally, Jackson’s mug was a familar face on Pepsi cans in the 1980s.

The new cans will be released in China before hitting the United States later this month. They will feature Jackson striking one of his iconic poses.

The new Jackson deal with Pepsi is part of the company’s worldwide “Live For Now” campaign. It will also include television ads in some markets and chances to download remixes of some of the pop star’s most famous songs.

According to Brad Jakeman, who oversees the creative strategy for Pepsi’s carbonated productions around the world, the campaign is intended to expand the company’s longstanding ties with pop culture.

Jackson died in 2009.