Quick Bit: As usual, the NFL is bringing in a big name to headline the Super Bowl 57 halftime show in Arizona.
Everything about the Super Bowl is an event. From media day to the pregame ceremonies to the halftime show to the commercial, and, of course, to the game itself, not a minute goes by without some form of entertainment.
The halftime show tends to tie it all together, and the NFL routinely attracts some of the biggest names in music to perform. Last year, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre headlined the show in Los Angeles, while The Weeknd performed when the Buccaneers won Super Bowl 55 in Tampa.
The NFL has secured another prominent name to headline this year’s show at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
Here’s all you need to know about this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, including the performers and a full list of past shows.
Who is performing during halftime of Super Bowl 57?
Rihanna will perform at halftime of Super Bowl 57.
The NFL is going back to the traditional setup of a singular act after five different performers headlined last year’s Super Bowl halftime show, but if history is any indication, Rihanna will likely have some notable guests join her for the performance. Any guests will likely be announced at a later date.
Rihanna is a nine-time Grammy Award winner and the second-best-selling female musician of all time.
What time does the Super Bowl halftime show start?
The Super Bowl halftime show will likely start shortly after 8 p.m. ET. The game itself will kick off at about 6:30 p.m. and the first half should end about 90 minutes later.
Halftime at the Super Bowl lasts anywhere between 20 to 30 minutes, which is considerably longer than a normal game.
Who is Rihanna?
Rihanna has been one of the most prominent entertainers in the United States and beyond for the past 15 years. The Barbados native is the second-best-selling female artist of all time behind only Madonna. Rihanna is also the wealthiest female musician with an estimated net worth of $1.4 billion.
Rihanna is a nine-time Grammy award winner. She has produced numerous prominent songs over the years, including 14 that reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 list.
From “Umbrella” to “We Found Love” to “Love on the Brain,” Rihanna has a long list of hits that can be performed in Glendale, Ariz., during Super Bowl 57.
Do performers get paid for the Super Bowl halftime show?
Super Bowl halftime performers do not get paid by the NFL in any way, but the league does cover the cost of the show’s production.
The NFL estimated that Super Bowl 56 was watched by 208 million people in the United States when factoring in the number of people watching in group settings. The massive audience and exposure is enough to convince some of the biggest names in music to perform.
Who is singing the national anthem at Super Bowl 57?
The national anthem performer will be announced closer to Super Bowl 57 on Feb. 12.
History of Super Bowl halftime show performers
“Super Sighs and Sounds” with University of Arizona and Grambling State University bands
Grambling State University band
“America Thanks” with Florida A&M University band and Miami-area high school bands
“Tribute to New Orleans” with Southern University band, Al Hirt, Lionel Hampton, Doc Severinsen, Marguerite Piazza
Southeast Missouri State band
“Salute to Louis Armstrong” with Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Channing, Al Hirt and U.S. Marine Corps Drill Team
“Happiness Is…” with University of Michigan Band, Andy Williams and Woody Herman
“A Musical America” with University of Texas Band
“Tribute to Duke Ellington” with Mercer Ellington and Grambling State University bands
“200 Years and Just a Baby: A Tribute to America’s Bicentennial” featuring Up With People
“It’s a Small World” by Walt Disney Productions including spectators waving colored placards on cue
“From Paris to the Paris of America” with Pete Fountain, Al Hirt and The Apache Band
“Salute to the Caribbean” with Ken Hamilton and various bands
“A Salute to the Big Band Era” featuring Up With People
“A Mardi Gras Festival” with Pete Fountain and the Southern University band
“A Salute to the 60’s and Motown” featuring Up With People
“KaleidoSUPERscope” (a kaleidoscope of color and sound, also featuring spectator-held colored placards)
“Salute to the Superstars of the Silver Screen” from Walt Disney Productions
“A World of Children’s Dreams” featuring Tops in Blue
“Beat of the Future” featuring Up With People
“Salute to Hollywood’s 100th Anniversary and The Land of Make Believe”, a Disney production featuring high school bands
“Something Grand” featuring Chubby Checker, 88 grand pianos, the Rockettes, and the USC and San Diego State bands
“BeBop Bamboozled” featuring 3-D effects
“Salute to New Orleans” and 40th Anniversary of Peanuts’ characters, featuring Doug Kershaw, Doug Kershaw and Irma Thomas
“A Small World Salute to 25 Years of the Super Bowl” featuring New Kids on the Block
“Winter Magic” featuring Gloria Estefan and figure skaters Brian Boitano and Dorothy Hamill
“Heal the World” featuring Michael Jackson
“Rockin’ Country Sunday” featuring Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, Wynonna and Naomi Judd
“Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye” featuring Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, the Miami Sound Machine
“Take Me Higher: A Celebration of 30 Years of the Super Bowl” featuring Diana Ross
“Blues Brothers Bash” featuring Dan Akroyd, John Goodman, James Belushi, James Brown and ZZ Top
“A Tribute to Motown’s 40th Anniversary” including Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, Martha Reeves and The Temptations
“Celebration of Soul, Salsa and Swing” featuring Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Savion Glover
“A Tapestry of Nations” featuring Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias and Toni Braxton
“The Kings of Rock and Pop” featuring Aerosmith and NSYNC with guests Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and Nelly
Shania Twain and No Doubt with guest Sting
“Choose or Lose” featuring Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Kid Rock, P. Diddy, Nelly and Jessica Simpson
The Rolling Stones
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
The Black Eyed Peas with guests Usher and Slash
Madonna with guests Cee Lo Green, LMFAO, M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj
Beyonc? with guests Destiny’s Child
Bruno Mars with guests Red Hot Chili Peppers
Katy Perry with guests Missy Elliott and Lenny Kravitz
Coldplay with guests Beyonc? and Bruno Mars
Maroon 5 with guests Travis Scott and Big Boi
Shakira and Jennifer Lopez with guests Bad Bunny and J Balvin
Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar
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