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Bruno Mars rocks Super Bowl half-time show

Published on Feb 3, 2014 10:09 AM

EAST RUTHERFORD, United States (AFP) - Hawaiian singer Bruno Mars lit up the Super Bowl 48 half-time show Sunday with a high-energy performance that delighted the 79,000 fans crammed into New Jersey's MetLife Stadium.

Following in the footsteps of some of the biggest names in the American music industry - Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen and Madonna have all performed at the event in recent years - the 28-year-old did not disappoint.

Ever since Janet Jackson triggered an outcry with her breast-baring "Nipplegate" stunt during a duet with Justin Timberlake in 2004, Super Bowl organisers have been careful to steer clear of controversy.

With the clean-cut Mars headlining the half-time concert this year, there was never the remotest chance of anything other than a family-friendly show.

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