On the first Sunday in February, Bruno Mars fans will be glued to their television sets.

The NFL has announced that the Grammy award-winning artist will be the headlining performer at the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show next year. The platinum-selling musician made it official yesterday, when he was featured on "Fox's NFL Sunday" program right before kickoff of yesterday's afternoon games.

"The Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show is the most-watched musical event of the year," the NFL news release stated. "More than 110.5 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year's show." 

According to Entertainment Weekly, Mars, 27, will be the youngest performer in recent years to headline what is considered the most-watched musical event worldwide. Mars will be joining halftime show fame shared with former performers like Michael Jackson, Madonna, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, The Who, U2 and of course, Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake. Beyonce's light-filled halftime show performance earlier this year was met with critical acclaim, and also provided a long-awaited Destiny's Child reunion.

Although he's only released two studio albums ("Unorthodox Jukebox" was released last December), Mars has had his fair share of radio hits and digital download success. "Grenade" and "Just The Way You Are," from his first album "Doo-Wops and Hooligans," are two of the biggest selling hits digitally. Mars has sold over 115 million singles. Some of his other notable hits include "The Lazy Song," "When I Was Your Man," "Locked Out Of Heaven" and "Treasure."

Mars first became recognized as a solo artist after his vocal collaborations with B.o.B. and Travie McCoy on "Nothin' On You" and "Billionaire," respectively. The Hawaiian-born singer has been nominated for 14 Grammys, winning Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Just The Way You Are" in 2011. Mars has also had 11 singles in the top ten of the Radio Songs chart, with his latest being "Treasure."

The Super Bowl XLVIII will air live from the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. Check out a promo for the Bruno Mars halftime show below.