The game of football today has not only come to be loved for the strength and force opposing teams summon to charge at each other to score points, it has come to be celebrated beyond that. As much as pushing through for a touchdown is the end point of every football game, it is still not the sole attraction fans besiege football stadiums to see. Halftime musical performances have added another colour and excitement to the game of American football, especially in the Super Bowl. Gone are the days when it was just a routine performance by college marching bands with creative flag spinning displays. Today, it has become a magnificent ground of some sort of live musical performances before millions of Americans and fans of the game worldwide. Stars and superstars have performed in one Super Bowl halftime or the other at various times. Sooner than later, we will find out who the highly talked about 2018 Super Bowl LII halftime performer will be and other interesting things about the game.
List of Previous Super Bowl Halftime Performers
The Super Bowl LII halftime performer will follow a long list of other performers who have graced the grounds of one of America’s biggest sporting events. Before this epoch-making event, other Super Bowl halftime performers, their producers, directors and sponsors for the past 5 years include;
|Feb 3, 2013||Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans, Louisiana)||Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child||Ricky Kirshner||Hamish Hamilton||Pepsi|
|Feb 2, 2014||MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, New Jersey)||Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chili Peppers||Ricky Kirshner||Hamish Hamilton||Pepsi|
|Feb 1, 2015|
|University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Arizona)||Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz, Missy Elliott, and Arizona State University Sun Devil Marching Band||Ricky Kirshner|
|Feb 7, 2016|
|Levi’s Stadium (Santa Clara, California)|
|Coldplay, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson, Gustavo Dudamel, University of California Marching Band and Youth Orchestra L.A.||Ricky Kirshner|
|Feb 5, 2017||NRG Stadium (Houston, Texas)||Lady Gaga||Ricky Kirshner||Hamish Hamilton||Pepsi Zero Sugar|
All Super Bowls have been played on the first Sunday in the month of February. It has come to be the norm that there can never be Super Bowl halftime without a spectacular musical performance from one of America’s finest in the industry. The game of football is almost inseparable from this musical culture. 2018 is yet another year and time in history when the Super Bowl LII performer will make the game and events of the game even more memorable in our hearts. Who will it be? Know the day and venue first!
What day, Time and Venue will the Super Bowl LII (52) be? Players at the Super Bowl LII (52)?
The Super Bowl LII which will hold on February 4, 2018, a Super Bowl Sunday is the 52nd Super Bowl edition and 48th modern-era National Football League (NFL) championship game. The game will kick off by 6:30 p.m. E.T.
The game will be held at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It will hold the record as the second Super Bowl in Minneapolis which previously played host to Super Bowl XXVI in the year 1992. Still, in its records, it will be the 6th Super Bowl Halftime to be held in a cold-weather city even as Minneapolis will continue to be the northernmost city to host Super Bowls.
The location comes as a contrast to the previous Super Bowl Halftime which was held in the sunny southern weather of Houston. Super Bowl locations are decided in advance, the choice of Minneapolis was already made since 2014 as it was announced by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
The game will be between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Philadelphia Eagles and the American Football Conference (AFC) with champion New England Patriots to decide who the league champions of NFL 2017 season is.
The game will be a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX (2004) which the New England Patriots won with 24-21. The New England Patriots became the first team since Seattle Seahawks to make it to two consecutive Super Bowls. They won Super Bowl LI and LII. The Philadelphia Eagles are making their third appearance in a Super Bowl. They lost Super Bowl XV and XXXIX.
Who is Performing at Super Bowl Halftime?
He is one of America’s finest musicians who has made songs like Mirrors – Radio Edit in 2013, Can’t Stop The Felling – 2016 and of more recent Filthy in 2018. Justin Timberlake will be the star of Super Bowl LII!
He disclosed this in October 2017 that he will be performing at the Super Bowl LII halftime show on his Twitter handle much to the excitement of his fans.
Brief Facts on Justin Timberlake
Whether it is singing, dancing, combine the both or give him a script, Justin Timberlake will deliver and make it look so easy as if it didn’t take him a lot to be a master entertainer today. From child star to an adult TV sensation, he has always been good at doing what he knows how to do best. He is an accomplished American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer just to mention a few.
He was born on the 31st of January 1981 and named Justin Randall Timberlake in Memphis, Tennessee. His parents are Randall “Randy” Timberlake and Lynn Bomer who raised him up as a Baptist choir member in Shelby Forest where he spent his childhood. In his family were a couple of musicians who encouraged his young and beautiful talent. His grandfather taught him how to play the guitar and also introduced him to songs made by Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash at the time. His father on his own part introduced him to songs made by bands like Eagles and Queen. His parents however divorced in 1985 and both remarried. They still maintained the relationship between them.
The 2018 Super Bowl Halftime performer began his music career on the floor of the New Mickey Mouse Club, starring the likes of Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears. In 1995 he joined the pop group NSYNC during their successful run of the 90’s. In the beginning of the millennium, the 2018 Super Bowl LII performer went solo in 2002 and released his own album Justified. The album became hugely successful and got him a Grammy Award. He continued on this solo part, making hits like FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006) and The 20/20 Experience (2013).
Other than his successful singing career, our Super Bowl LII performer has proved to be a talented actor. He starred in Alpha Dog made in 2006, The Social Network of 2010 and Time in 2011.
Previous Performance of Justin Timberlake at the Super Bowl
Justin Timberlake, 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Performer will be making his third appearance in the famous footballing event. He is one of the best American musicians to have repeat performances in the Super Bowl which is watched by millions of people worldwide, if not beyond!
His third appearance as the Super Bowl LII Performer comes as his first since his historic Rock Your Body 2004 performance with Janet Jackson. In the course of this, he ripped off a piece of her upper costume due to what he termed “wardrobe malfunction” during their halftime performance. The unfortunate incident was dubbed “Nipplegate” as it revealed glaringly, Janet Jackson’s right breast. It happened that during a duet with her, Justin grabbed her leather bodice, perhaps a lot more than he should have and in the event of that, ripped off a patch covering her once concealed and publicly unseen breast.
These took place within a flash of seconds but the eyes of attentive watchers were quick to capture and memories the rear display. Both apologized and the Super Bowl Halftime performer for 2018 called the reveal a “wardrobe malfunction.” We accept his apology and won’t abuse the occurrence. But perhaps naming him as the Super Bowl LII performer for 2018 simply stirs up imaginations whether there will likely be a repeat of that event. We sincerely hope not!
He is also a previous Super Bowl Halftime Performer of 2001 (as part of NSYNC, alongside Aerosmith, Mary J Blige, Nelly and his then-girlfriend Britney Spears) and in 2004 where he sang alongside Jessica Simpson, P Diddy, Nelly (again) and Kid Rock. Thus, this will be his 3rd appearance as the Super Bowl LII Performer.
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Justin Timberlake, Super Bowl LII Performer – What to expect.
- His performance will last a solid “thirteen minutes of insanity,” according to Marty Kudelka, choreography director.
- The record Super Bowl LII performer is not worried if anything goes wrong because according to him “perfection is the death of greatness.” So, hey! he is not worried.
- He might be singing Carl Douglas’s hit Kung Fu Fighting.
- He might do the show without a guest star. This is in contrast to the rumours that there might be an NSYNC reunion of some sort.
- A lot of things have been said about Prince. The Minnesota Vikings played in Prince purple and the late singer even recorded a fight song Purple and Gold to be played at their games. The Super Bowl performer respects Prince and Michael Jackson to have had the greatest influence in shaking his music. When Prince died in 2016, he said: “He’s somewhere within every song I’ve ever written.” Going by this, it will be a lot more memorable if he uses this opportunity to pay tribute to the late musician. Perhaps, expect something in this regard from him.