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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.