Remember this? The main Super Bowl halftime performers since 2000
The “Big Game” is arguably one of the most anticipated events in sports history, as well-known performers perform in what’s called a “halftime show.” Halftime artists have dominated the main stage since 1976, when the Three Stooges, Al Hirt, the Grambling State University Marching Band and the University of Arizona Symphony Marching Band took center stage.
There have been many performers throughout the history of halftime shows. Of course, the ones that took place in the 70s weren’t as entertaining as the ones we witness today.
Who were the most popular artists at halftime since 2000?
While there were countless legendary artists performing in the 90s, there’s no denying that the 20th century was when halftime shows evolved into something entirely different – like the says the saying, with the old and with the new.
For some of you who may not know, halftime shows weren’t always flashy. Instead, in the past they featured marching bands as a form of entertainment.
It is evident now that changes have been made over time. Performances are now comprised of lights, fireworks, dance numbers and artists hand-picked from a roster of the best in the music industry.
From 2000 to 2022, the following artists provided entertaining performances at halftime shows: Phil Collins (Super Bowl XXXIV, 2000); Britney Spears and Steven Tyler (Super Bowl XXXV, 2001); Bono (Super Bowl XXXVI, 2002); Shania Twain (Super Bowl XXXVII, 2003); the iconic duo Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson (Super Bowl XXXVIII, 2004); Paul McCartney (Super Bowl XXXIX, 2005); Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones (Super Bowl XL, 2006); Prince (Super Bowl XLI, 2007); Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Super Bowl XLII, 2008); Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (Super Bowl XLIII, 2009); and Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who (Super Bowl XLIV, 2010).
To continue the list, as of 2011, the Black Eyed Peas have performed at (Super Bowl XLV, 2011); Madonna (Super Bowl XLVI, 2012); former members of Destiny’s Child, Kelly Rowland, Beyoncé, and Michelle Williams (Super Bowl XLVII, 2013); Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis (Super Bowl XLVIII, 2014); Katy Perry (Super Bowl XLIX, 2015); Coldplay’s Chris Martin Beyonceé, and Bruno Mars (Super Bowl 50, 2016), Lady Gaga (Super Bowl LI, 2017); Justin Timberlake (Super Bowl LII, 2018); Brown 5 (Super Bowl LIII, 2019); Shakira and Jennifer Lopez (Super Bowl LIV, 2020); The Weeknd (Super Bowl LV, 2021); and Dr. Dre, Mary J. Bilge, Eminemand 50 Cent performed at Super Bowl LVI halftime this year.
Who will perform at Super Bowl LVII?
It has been announced that Rihanna will be the featured artist at the Super Bowl LVII halftime show. This was confirmed by the NFL and the artist herself, based on posts uploaded to their official Twitter accounts.
Seth Dudowsky, the NFL’s head of music, explained his decision to book Rihanna for the halftime show, calling her a “Once in a generation of artists.”
There haven’t been any further updates as of late regarding which artists will be joining her on stage, if any. In addition to this exciting news, Apple will now sponsor the Super Bowl in 2023, replacing former sponsor Pepsi.
It’s a first for the Super Bowl since it’s been sponsored by Pepsi since 2012, but the company’s 10-year deal with the NFL is set to expire after the 2022 season.
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