The NFL announced the artists who will be in charge of the Super Bowl LVI halftime show, and that got us wondering, who has been the best of all?
The halftime show of Super Bowl LVI will have a deep hip-hop flavor when they hit the stage during halftime Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Snoop Dogg and Mary J. Blige next February 13 at the SoFi Stadium.
It will undoubtedly be one of the biggest musical and entertainment events, a year after the league opted for a solo entry courtesy of The Weeknd for the edition of Super Bowl LV.
Before that, the presentation of Shakira and Jennifer Lopez at Super Bowl LIV It reached an audience of 104.1 million viewers with a show focused on the new Latin rhythms, however, that figure fell far short of the first place in history.
In 2015, Katy Perry set a mark with 118.5 million viewers on the Super Bowl XLIX, according to Guinness Book of Records, in a presentation that included a giant lion and two sharks that went viral for dancing – apparently – out of sync.
However, the most watched shows do not necessarily have to be the best, in ESPN We chose eight options from among the most memorable halftime shows for you to vote for your favorite, including performances from nearly three decades.
Super Bowl XXVII – Michael Jackson
‘The King of Pop’ was presented on January 31, 1993 at the Rose Bowl with a repertoire that included his hits “Billie Jean”, “Black or White” and “We Are the World”.
Super Bowl XXXVI – U2
The Irish band’s performance coincided with Tom Brady’s first visit – and first win – to the big game and included a tribute to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Among their hits, the band performed “Beautiful Day” and “Where the Streets Have No Name.”
Super Bowl XXXIX – Paul McCartney
The music legend took over the stage in Jacksonville with “Drive My Car”, “Live and Let Die” and “Hey Jude”, all of them hits with the Beatles.
Super Bowl XL – The Rolling Stones
One of the most anticipated shows, the Stones captivated the audience present at the Ford Field from Detroit with the hits “Start Me Up”, “Satisfaction” and “Rough Justice”.
Super Bowl XLI – Prince
For many the best show in history, under the Miami rain, Prince started with “We Will Rock You” by What in and then performed “Let’s Go Crazy”, before moving on to “All Along the Watchtower” by Bob dylan and closed with “Purple Rain”.
Super Bowl XLIX – Katy Perry
Katy Perry presented an unprecedented production with multiple costume changes and colorful choreography, it was also accompanied by Lenny Kravitz in “I Kissed a Girl” and by Missy elliott On “Work It”, among other hits, he ended his presentation with “Fireworks.”
Super Bowl LIV – Shakira and Jennifer Lopez
Last year the Super Bowl was filled with Latin flavor and color with the presence of Shakira and JLo, who were accompanied by Bad bunny and J. Balvin. In an extensive repertoire, Shakira performed, among others, “Hips Dont Lie”, J.Lo he did the same with “Waiting for Tonight” and they finished a duet with “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”.
Super Bowl LV – The Weeknd
In a time like no other, The Weeknd turned to a show with great optical effects in front of a stadium in Tampa that was far from a full house thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic that was experiencing one of its most complicated moments around the world.
For you, what do you think has been the best halftime show of a Super bowl?