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Bruno Mars to perform at Super Bowl halftime

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Bruno Mars accepts the Best Male Video award for "Locked Out of Heaven" during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo: Kevin Mazur)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Grammy-winner Bruno Mars will sing at halftime of the Super Bowl in February, a person familiar with the NFL's entertainment plans told The Associated Press on Saturday.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made. The official word is expected to come at an event in New York's Times Square on Sunday.

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The NFL's regular season began on Thursday, and the Super Bowl will be on Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Halftime shows have drawn more than 100 million television viewers in the United States alone in past years.

Beyonce was the star of this year's Super Bowl halftime show in February in New Orleans, where the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31.

Mars is one of pop music's top acts, with several No. 1 hits, including his most recent, "When I Was Your Man."

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