09/08/2013 02:04 pm ET Updated 6 days ago

Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show To Include Performance By Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars confirmed a major rumor on Sunday afternoon, announcing that he will be performing at the halftime show of Super Bowl XLVIII.

Rumors that Mars had been booked for the gig began swirling this week without word from the NFL. The 27-year-old singer took to Facebook on Sunday to post a promotional photo of himself for the game, following an official announcement.

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Mars follows Beyoncé who led 2013's Super Bowl halftime show with her former Destiny's Child bandmates, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. Other past performers include Madonna, The Black Eyed Peas, Bruce Springsteen, and Prince.