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Bruno Mars invited to play Super Bowl again

Bruno Mars (C) and Mark Ronson (R) accept the Best Male Video award for "Uptown Funk" onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles.

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Fans who loved Bruno Mars' show-stopping halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014 could be in for a treat: The "Uptown Funk" singer will possibly "do it all over again" for Super Bowl 50 next year.

What's more, it looks as though Mars is going to go bigger and better. He's not been asked to perform, but the R&B/pop star may also be "curating" the show, reports Billboard. That could mean Mars will bring superstar guests on stage with him. In 2014, the Red Hot Chili Peppers joined Mars for the show.

It's not surprising Super Bowl producers want Mars back. The Grammy Award-winning singer broke records and had the second highest viewership of halftime performances ever with 115 million viewers -- only Katy Perry beat Mars' record with 121 million viewers last year.

There may be another reason why NFL execs want Mars to return to the halftime stage: They are also fans.

Director of media events for the NFL Sarah Moll told Billboard in December that she and halftime executive producer Ricky Kirshner are big fans of the pop star.

"Myself and our producer, Ricky Kirshner, were both personal fans of Bruno and had seen him in concert and knew what he could do," she said. "And it was a lot of just telling folks here and getting folks excited about Bruno and taking them to shows and letting them see what he could do. And that's kind of what got it going."

The NFL and Mars' team have not officially announced the news, but sources with knowledge of the halftime situation confirmed that Mars will be headlining.

Mars, along with Mark Ronson, won the Best Male Video award at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in August.

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