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What Did We Think of Bruno Mars and the Super Bowl Half-Time Show?

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I don’t like American football, so it should be no surprise that I didn’t bother to turn on the TV for the Super Bowl last night – not even for the commercials (still haven’t seen any!) or the Half-Time show, which is what most non-sports fans are actually in it for. That and the snacks, that is. In any case, I missed Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers performing, but luckily, there’s video!

I’m not a Bruno Mars fan, really, but you have to admit he kills it here. His live show/band is on POINT, and it’s nice to see RHCP doing a little something, as well (though I truly wonder who even thought of them). ‘Locked Out of Heaven’ and ‘Treasure’ were the tracks Bruno performed, and then RHCP joined them for a rendition of ‘Give It Away’. Ta-da!

Did you watch the Super Bowl? What were your favourite ads? Did the right team win?

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Bruno Mars is Billboard’s Artist of the Year

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Bruno Mars is a bit of a dodgy little troll, isn’t he? The problem is, he’s also a pretty good musician with some disgustingly catchy songs. People love this dude – he’s not only performing at the Super Bowl halftime show, but now he’s been named Billboard’s Artist of the Year for 2013. Like, out of all artists.

Apparently his second album has sold 1.2 million copies since it was released a year ago this month. That seems… low, right? That’s not a dig on Bruno, I just feel like when we hear about album sales, it’s like, “Sold 60 million copies!” or whatever. Maybe I’m wrong on that one? Anyway, here’s a nice little video of Bruno for you to enjoy.

Who’s your artist of the year? Let us know in the comments. I can’t decide!

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Presenting Worst Choice For Super Bowl Halftime Show Since Black Eyed Peas

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Bruno Mars somehow landed one of the best gigs a musician can get — the Super Bowl Halftime Show. He must have caught a grenade for someone. When I say, “this is the worst Super Bowl pick since The Black Eyed Peas” I don’t mean that in an overly negative or mean way. I mean it in the sense of, “A bunch of dads have no idea who Bruno Mars is” and “can one really rock out to Bruno Mars?” Thom Yorke doesn’t even know who Bruno Mars is.

Last year we got Beyoncé, who while not a classic rock and roll act like The Rolling Stones or Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers or other rock bands of halftime shows past, is still a huge pop star with huge songs who knows how to perform. Bruno Mars isn’t really a stadium performer. I mean come on, does this promo scream “GET READY FOR SOME HIGH ENERGY PERFORMANCE SHIT, BITCHES!!!”?

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Mr. Mars confirmed the gig in this tweet, as did Pepsi with this tweet.

What do you think: is Bruno Mars a good choice? Who would you have picked?