B.o.B hopes to join Bruno Mars on Super Bowl stage

JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr.
FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2010 file photo, B.O.B. and Bruno Mars perform at the 2010 Z100 Jingle Ball concert at Madison Square Garden in New York. B.o.B is happy that Mars is the halftime performer at Super Bowl XLVIII, especially if he gets an invite to join him onstage. Super Bowl XLVIII will take place Feb. 2 in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — B.o.B is happy Bruno Mars is the halftime performer at Super Bowl XLVIII, especially if he gets an invitation to join him onstage.

B.o.B says with a laugh: "I ain't got my phone call yet, but I hope I'll be on there."

Mars and the rapper collaborated on the 2010 No. 1 hit, "Nothin' on You." The song was nominated for multiple Grammy Awards and helped Mars launch his successful solo career, which includes two platinum albums and 10 Top 5 hits.

B.o.B said in an interview Wednesday that he and Mars came up the music ranks together, performing in the studio before the singer became a pop star.

Super Bowl XLVIII will take place Feb. 2 in East Rutherford, N.J.

B.o.B will release his third album, "Underground Luxury," on Dec. 17.

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