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Bruno Mars Receives 2014 Emmy Award Nomination for Super Bowl Halftime Show

Bruno Mars
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Bruno Mars broke records when his performance during the Super Bowl halftime show earlier this year became the most watched set in the game’s history. And now it looks like the singer may walk away with an Emmy Award for his big moment.

His 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program category. This is his first nomination for the award.

The singer’s performance raked in 115.3 million views on Feb. 2, which easily surpassed the 110.8 million viewers that watched Destiny’s Child reunite in 2014. Bruno also beat out Madonna, who was the current record holder up to that point — bringing 114 million to their TV screens in 2012. He also became the youngest artist to be the solo headliner for the halftime show.

While we commend him for the Emmy nod, it looks like Bruno has some stiff competition with ‘Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama,’ ‘Children’s Hospital,’ ‘Parks And Rec In Europe’ and ‘The Soup: True Detective.’

We will have to wait until next month to find out if he walks away with the golden statue. The Emmy Awards air Aug. 25 on NBC at 8 PM EST.

In case you need a reminder of how Bruno’s performance went down, watch the video below.

Watch Bruno Mars Perform at 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show

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