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SUPER BOWL LVIII

The complete list of every performer in Super Bowl Halftime Show history

Usher is the latest artist to take the stage for the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Here is the complete list.

Update:
Usher es el artista más reciente en subir al escenario para el show de medio tiempo del Super Bowl. Aquí la lista completa.
BRIAN SNYDERREUTERS

On Sunday 11 February, the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers face off in the most important game of the NFL season: Super Bowl LVIII. In addition to the game itself, millions of viewers - perhaps not all football fans, will be tuning in especially for the Halftime Show, which this year will feature Usher as the headline act. The R&B star is believed to have lined up some special guests. According to TMZ, Alicia Keys has been caught rehearsing at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada while other rumors suggest that Justin Bieber could make an appearance.

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I have definitely had a lot of ideas about who I would share this moment with me and I feel that the people who will share it deserve equal recognition for what they do in their careers, whether we have collaborated together or they have had their own moments,” Usher said in his pre-Super Bowl press conference.

Regarding his show, the singer has indicated that R&B will be the focus, in addition to indicating that he has been inspired by his current residency in Las Vegas to put together something special for the Halftime Show, taking into account the past, present and thinking about where we are going in the future.

Full list of artists who have performed at the Super Bowl Halftime Show

During the first years, university marching bands were in charge of offering musical entertainment during the interval. It was not until the early 1990s that popular music came to the fore - a move designed to boost audience figures and give an incentive for non-sports fans to tune in.

New Kids on the Block was the first pop group to headline the event, performing a couple of their hits at Super Bowl XXV in 1991. In 1993, to regain audiences, Michael Jackson was tasked with starring in the Halftime Show - the King of Pop ended up giving one of the best and most memorable shows in Super Bowl history.

And over the past 33 years, a handful of artists have appeared more than once. Gloria Estefan and Justin Timberlake are the artists with the most appearances, appearing three times - several others have appeared twice and Usher will be joining that select group in Super Bowl LVIII.

Artists with multiple Super Bowl Halftime Show appearances

  • Gloria Estefan 1992, 1995 and 1999
  • Nelly 2001 and 2004
  • Mary J. Blige 2001 and 2022
  • Justin Timberlake 2004 and 2018
  • Bruno Mars 2014 and 2016
  • Usher 2011 and 2024

Among those who have appeared a couple of times are Stevie Wonder, Nelly, Bruno Mars, Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige. Usher was a special guest in 2011 when the Black Eyed Peas headlined.

Here is the complete list of all the artists who have performed, either as headliners or invited guests, as well as the shows and various themes that have been done since 1967.

  • 2024: Usher
  • 2023: Rihanna
  • 2022: Eminem, Dr. Dre. Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige
  • 2021: The Weeknd
  • 2020: Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny, J Balvin
  • 2019: Maroon 5, Travis Scott, Big Boi
  • 2018: Justin Timberlake, The Tennessee Kids
  • 2017: Lady Gaga
  • 2016: Coldplay, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars
  • 2015: Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott
  • 2014: Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • 2013: Beyoncé
  • 2012: Madonna
  • 2011: The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash
  • 2010: The Who
  • 2009: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
  • 2008: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • 2007: Prince and the Florida A&M marching band
  • 2006: The Rolling Stones
  • 2005: Paul McCartney
  • 2004: Janet Jackson, Kid Rock, P. Diddy, Nelly and Justin Timberlake
  • 2003: Shania Twain, No Doubt and Sting
  • 2002: U2
  • 2001: ‘The Kings of Rock and Pop’ with Aerosmith, ‘N’Sync, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and Nell’
  • 2000: ‘A Tapestry of Nations’ with Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton
  • 1999: ‘Celebration of Soul, Salsa and Swing’ with Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy 
  • 1998: ‘A Tribute to Motown’s 40th Anniversary’ with Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, Martha Reeves and The Temptations
  • 1997: ‘Blues Brothers Bash’ with Dan Akroyd, John Goodman, James Belushi, James Brown and ZZ Top)
  • 1996: Diana Ross
  • 1995: ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye’ with Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, the Miami Sound Machine.
  • 1994: ‘Rockin’ Country Sunday’ with Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, Wynonna & Naomi Judd. 
  • 1993: ‘Heal the World’ with Michael Jackson.
  • 1992: ‘Winter Magic’ with Gloria Estefan, Brian Boitano and Dorothy Hamill
  • 1991: ‘A Small World Salute to 25 Years of the Super Bowl’ with New Kids on the Block
  • 1990: ‘Salute to New Orleans’ with trumpeter Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw & Irma Thomas
  • 1989: ‘Be Bop Bamboozled’, 3D effects
  • 1988: ‘Something Grand’ with 88 grand pianos, the Rockettes and Chubby Checker
  • 1987: ‘Salute to Hollywood’s 100th Anniversary’
  • 1986: ‘Beat of the Future’
  • 1985: ‘A World of Children’s Dreams’
  • 1984: ‘Super Bowl XVIII’s Salute to the Superstars of the Silver Screen’
  • 1983: ‘KaleidoSUPERscope’
  • 1982: ‘A Salute to the 60s and Motown’
  • 1981: ‘A Mardi Gras Festival'
  • 1980: ‘A Salute to the Big Band Era’ with Up with People
  • 1979: ‘Super Bowl XIII Carnival’ with Ken Hamilton and various Caribbean bands
  • 1978: ‘From Paris to the Paris of America’ with Tyler Apache Belles, Pete Fountain and Al Hirt
  • 1977: ‘It’s a Small World’ 
  • 1976: ‘200 Years and Just a Baby,’, tribute to America’s Bicentennial
  • 1975: ‘Tribute to Duke Ellington’ with Mercer Ellington and Grambling State band
  • 1974: ‘A Musical America’ with the University of Texas band
  • 1973: ‘Happiness Is’ with the University of Michigan band and Woody Herman
  • 1972: ‘Salute to Louis Armstrong’ with Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Channing and Al Hirtt
  • 1971: Florida A&M band
  • 1970: Carol Channing
  • 1969: ‘America Thanks’ with the Florida A&M University band
  • 1968: Grambling State Band
  • 1967: University of Arizona and Grambling State Marching Band

 

 

Rihanna took to the stage at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona for last year’s Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show. The Barbadian singer made her first live appearance in five years after taking time out from touring to start a family.

And not only did she come back with a bang, receiving a huge amount of critical acclaim, the Umbrella songstress also ensured her performance would go down as one of the most memorable in Super Bowl history by revealing immediately after the show she was pregnant with her second child. Over to you, Usher.