What an honor for the Locked Out of Heaven singer, whose career is certainly taking him to new heights. The event is watched by more than 114 million viewers every year!
The Super Bowl performances usually feature several guests, but for now it is unconfirmed who will be joining Mars on stage, although he does have some big shoes to fill.
Mars, whose real name is Peter Gene Hernandez, follows in the footsteps of this year's performer, Beyoncé and her former Destiny's Child band members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
However, the performer to currently attract the most views was Madonna, whose controversial performance — because guest star M.I.A. stuck up her middle finger on live television — drew more than 114 million viewers, making it the most-watched event in U.S. television history.
To compliment the news, Mars has released a one-minute trailer about his headline gig.
The video posted to his YouTube channel depicts the singer's rise to fame, from when he started as a 4-year-old child doing Elvis Presley impersonations to his Unorthodox Jukebox performance with his Hooligans band. The feature wraps up with the artwork for the 2014 Pepsi Halftime Show.