Grammy Awards 2014: Bruno Mars Presents
Bruno Mars performs at the Super Bowl halftime show. GettyImages

The Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos are facing each other right now for Super Bowl XLVII. The game began today, Sunday, Feb. 2 at 6:25 p.m. ET, with the Seahawks leading at 22-0. The halftime show featured Bruno Mars with the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Mars revealed in press conference Thursday at the Rose Theater in the Time Warner Center that the first band that popped into his head for the halftime show were the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The 28-year-old singer is one of the youngest performers to lead the halftime show and bravely took the stage after Beyonce's acclaimed performance last year.

As per NFL custom, Mars was not be reimbursed for his performance but the NFL did compensate the musician and his team for setup, travel and lodging costs. But that's not to say Mars won't gain from this opportunity, as the exposure from the gig will be significant. Forbes cites that Mars' 12-minute performance is essentially a 12-minute commercial of himself and his brand, and as such, the performance will boost sales for concert tickets, albums and merchandise. What's more consider this: a 30-second commercial slot during the Super Bowl went for $4 million this year so Mars' performance opportunity is technically worth $96 million.

As for getting the opportunity to perform at the halftime show, Mars said it is an "honor." "I feel like a new artist," Mars said on Thursday, reports Fox News. The "NFL is such a prestigious stage ... and I'm so grateful for that." Curious how Mars got the gig? “We just got that phone call and they started scoping me out,” he said to Forbes earlier this week. “They were coming to my shows, I guess, and they popped the question. It’s one of those things where I feel like it’s early on in my career, but … it’s definitely something on a bucket list. It’s the biggest stage ever. It’s something you’re not gonna say no to.”

The half-time show began at 8:08 p.m. with Pepsi's intro, which led to children singing Mars' hit single "Billionaire" and Mars taking the stage playing on drums. The singer then transitioned into "Locked Out Of Heaven" and "Treasure." The award-winning singer took things to a different level by singing "Runaway Baby," and showing fans some of his spectacular dance moves. The Red Hot Chili Peppers joined Mars on stage with Mars and Anthony Kiedi singing "Give It Away" together. While it may seem an odd pairing, both Mars and the rock band proved that they deserved to be on stage together. The show continued a video of American military personnel abroad who dedicated songs to their family at home and segwayed with Mars singing "Jut The Way You Are" and ending his performance with fireworks.

If you want to see the Super Bowl XLVII performance then watch the video below:

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