Buzz Bites: Watch Bruno Mars’ Bangin’ Super Bowl Halftime Show Performance

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Bruno Mars’ energetic performance and winning smile revved up the Super Bowl Halftime Show.

+ Bruno Mars brought his A-game to the Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show, which was arguably more exciting than the NFL championship game (#sorrynotsorry). Watch Bruno and his Smeezingtons perform “Locked Out Of Heaven,” and also see special guests Red Hot Chili Peppers perform “Give It Away.” (MTV News)

+ U2 unveiled their new single, “Invisible,” in a Super Bowl ad and they’re giving it away for free download via iTunes through 11:59 p.m. tonight. For each download, Bank Of America will donate $1 to Bono‘s (RED) charity, which fights AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis worldwide. (MTV News)

+ Just before the Super Bowl kickoff, Jonas BrothersKevin Jonas and wife Danielle welcomed their first child! “We are overjoyed at the birth of Alena Rose Jonas,” the couple said in a statement. (MTV News)

+ Post-Super Bowl music royalty alert: Prince played himself in a “New Girl” episode after the game, where he also debuted a new song, “PretzelBodyLogic.” Check out the highlights. (MTV News)

+ The stars were in full force leading up to the Super Bowl, too. Jay Z headlined DirectTV’s Super Saturday Night’s event, and Beyoncé joined him as a surprise guest for “Drunk In Love.” See fan footage of their performance. (Just Jared)

+ Watch Imagine Dragons perform “Radioactive” with surprise guest Kendrick Lamar during their “Saturday Night Live” appearance. The band also performed “Demons.” (Pitchfork)

+ Fall Out Boy, Ed Sheeran, Miguel and more pay tribute to Elton John in an upcoming reissue of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. The covers album hits streets on Mar. 24. (Idolator)

+ Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman delivered some of the most resonating lines found in music-related films. “The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool,” he said as Almost Famous character, music critic Lester Bangs. Musicians, actors and others mourned his passing yesterday. (MTV News)

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