VIDEO: Bruno Mars shines in Super Bowl halftime show
Bruno who? He doesn’t have the star power of Beyonce, but Bruno Mars’ performance at the Super Bowl halftime show was pure gold – the same color as his sequined jacket.
The two-time Grammy Award winner played a drum solo for “Billionaire” as he opened the show, and transitioned into “Locked Out of Heaven.” He performed with his eight-piece band, The Hooligans – all of them were decked out in the same glittery gear and showed off some fancy footwork as they played. Mars, who is 28, was the youngest solo artist to headline a Super Bowl halftime show.
Mars played “Runaway Baby” right before the Red Hot Chili Peppers crashed the set to rock out on one of their most famous singles: “Give It Away.” Anthony Kiedis and Flea didn’t wear their shirts, but they did wear their game faces as they brought their energy to Mars’ stage.
Mars closed the show with a touching rendition of “Just The Way You Are,” which opened with a video of troops sending messages to their families. We’ll take you just the way you are, Bruno.