For the Super Bowl’s golden anniversary, the NFL has asked a big name to return to the stage.
Bruno Mars has been offered the headliner spot for the Super Bowl 50 halftime show in Santa Clara, Calif., according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
The pop star previously fronted the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show in 2014 with a guest appearance from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Before Katy Perry’s turn in last year’s big game, Mars’ performance was the most-watched halftime show ever. After the early year success of “Uptown Funk,” Mars is a bigger star now than he was when he played in New Jersey.
Reps for Mars and the NFL did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.