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It's rather clear at this point: Bruno Mars was the proper choice to perform at halftime of this year's Super Bowl.

With thousands of votes cast, over 75% of THG readers have given the singer's halftime show an A.

But Jody Rosen, a New York magazine, initially took issue with Mars as the game's selection, saying he isn't a true star because he doesn't have a "clothing line" or "fragrance."

In response, Mars appeared on Ellen this week and blasted this take as "by far the most disgusting thing I've heard."

Why?

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By selecting Bruno Mars as this year's Super Bowl halftime act, those behind the NFL's biggest game pretty much guaranteed that we wouldn't be adding to our collection of Crazy Celebrity Wardrobe Malfunctions.

But that's okay.

There are few acts in the music business more universally appreciated than Mars, who combines pop with jazz, a smooth voice with show-stopping dance moves, and who was joined at MetLife Stadium today by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

How did the solo artist and the iconic rock band do as a team?

Pretty darn well, as the show opened with "Locked Out of Heaven” and "Runaway Baby" before the Peppers came in for "Give It Away" and Mars closed with a troop-inspired "Just the Way You Are."

Watch the full performance now and then scroll down for a collection of the other memorable Super Bowl halftime shows:

What grade would you give the Bruno Mars Super Bowl halftime performance?

 

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Bruno Mars will kick off 2014 by performing at halftime of the Super Bowl on February 2.

But the talented singer has another reason to celebrate today, and it's related to the impressive ride he went on throughout 2013: Mars has been named Billboard Artist of the Year.

Bruno Mars at the EMAs

Bruno's album, "Unorthodox Jukebox," enjoyed an amazing 10-month run on the Billboard 200 chart and also spawned a trio of Top 10 singles -- "Locked Out of Heaven," "When I Was Your Man" and "Treasure."

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Freida Pinto is front and center in Bruno Mars' just-released "Gorilla" music video, playing a stripper by the name of Isabella who is new to the pole-dancing game.

Mars co-wrote the song and directed the video. Actor Luis Gusman is the seedy club owner who introduces Pinto's character as "the new girl in town."

In the six-minute video, Bruno watches men throw dollar bills at Freida as she grinds on the pole, whips her hair back and forth and touches her body.

Watch the provocative Bruno Mars "Gorilla" video below:

"You got your legs up in the sky / With the devil in your eyes," Mars croons, regarding his muse. "Let me hear you say you want it all / Say it now, say it now."

As you may have guessed, the two end up together.

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Grammy-winning singer Bruno Mars will perform at halftime of Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014, a person familiar with the NFL's entertainment plans told the AP.

Bruno Mars Picture

The season-ending event is set for February 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Yes, an outdoor stadium minutes from New York City. In February.

The potential for bad weather, marketing tie-ins and a deluge of media, advertising and branding giants may make this Big Game the biggest yet.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently noted that there's "already more buzz around this Super Bowl this year than any Super Bowl in its history."

The halftime performance will be a major stage for Mars, as the telecast has drawn over 100 million viewers in the United States alone in recent years.

Football season kicks off in earnest today.

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No offense to Bruno Mars, who is unquestionably one of the most talented musicians in the business today, but what is the guy doing on the cover of Playboy?

Okay, we'll give him a pass, because Playmate of the Month Raquel Pomplun also appears on the cover (albeit secondarily), and it is the Sex + Music Issue.

Those two things intertwined? Who would've guessed?

Bruno Mars Playboy Cover

The 26-year-old "Grenade" entertainer is only the 10th man to appear on the cover, ever, in almost 60 years of Hugh Hefner's publication. Impressive.

Going back almost that far, Bruno Mars says the musicians he looked up to were old school: Frank Sinatra, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and Elvis Presley.

On the musician he’d most like to work with if he could, he says Hendrix.

"I think he’s the greatest guitar player in the world, and I would want to see him do his thing in person. He’s the reason I picked up a guitar in the first place.”

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Bruno Mars is probably the biggest name included on the Breaking Dawn soundtrack, which will hit stores on November 8 and feature these artists and singles.

Now, the multi-talented writer/singer has made available the song that will be heard at some point in the film. It's titled "It Will Rain" and we can't verify when or why it appears in part one of the final Twilight installment. But we can give readers a chance to listen to it here:

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Put your lighters in the air, music fans, and give it up for Bruno Mars, Eminem and Royce da 5'9″.

This trio has collaborated on the track that currently sits at number-five on the Billboard Hot 100. You've likely already heard "Lighters," but we've posted the newly-released official video for the single below.

It features Slim Shady navigating his way through a dark chamber, with a road flare as his only illumination. He soon comes across Royce in a jail cell, as the pair finds its way above ground and Mars just does his thing on the piano throughout...

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Peanut butter and jelly. Kim Kardashian and giant breasts. Blake Lively and a camera phone.

Some things just go together well. Consider Bruno Mars and Eminem as part that grouping.

The music heavyweights have collaborated on "Lighters," a track that also features Royce da 5′9″ and which will be featured on "Bad Meets Evil Hell: The Sequel," Royce's upcoming album with Eminem (out June 14).

Listen to the single below, as Mars sings on the refrain: This one’s for you and me living out our dreams, we’re all right where we should be. With my arms out wide, I open my eyes and now all I want to see is a sky full of lighters.