The Super Bowl, the most-watched sporting event in America, has been played for 50 years. Over those five decades, there have been some unforgettable halftime performances.
The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League which has taken place every year since 1967. The football game is between two teams, each with an offensive and defensive unit, who face-off to either score more points within a set time limit or to simply put the other team off their game and gain control of the ball first.
The list of artists to have performed at the Super Bowl includes many of the most popular musicians in the United States. This list includes only those acts who have performed during the actual Super Bowl halftime show, for which they are usually contracted to do 2-4 minutes of their act (although this has not always been the case). However, some other famous artists like The Rolling Stones and Tom Petty also played their songs before or after the commercial break. This list does not include any other appearances made by these musicians at the halftime stadium; it is about showing what musician has never taken part in Super Bowl Halftime Show performances.
The halftime show is an integral part of the game and has seen some of the world’s greatest artists perform
Among these world-class artists, which is the best Super Bowl halftime show artist of all time?
The best Super Bowl halftime show artist would be Beyoncé as she has performed thrice and was the only one to have performed at the inaugurations of two presidents. She also set a record for most-watched performance with 118.5 million people tuning in to watch her performance in 2016.
With such an impressive number, we can safely say that Beyoncé is the best Super Bowl halftime show artist of all time!
Michael Jackson was one of the few musicians who never took to the field as part of a halftime performance. However, he did do a few things worthy of mention
Before Michael Jackson’s appearance at the 1993 halftime show, there had only been one major African-American performer to take center stage: James Brown in 1986. Furthermore, it was the first time that the main act was not an ensemble band or rock group; instead of playing his material and songs by other artists.
Jackson then returned for another performance in 2001, which would prove to be his final televised appearance with new material before his death in 2009. At age 50 (just two days before the 2012 Super Bowl), Jackson set a record for the youngest artist to perform at a halftime show; this record stood until Justin Timberlake broke it five years later.
Each year, Americans look forward to seeing who will be playing at America’s biggest stage: The SUPER BOWL. For over 50 years, the Super Bowl Halftime Show has been one of the most-watched events of the year. The show is known for its lavish production and extravagant cost as some of them such as Madonna’s 2015 performance were criticized as being ‘outrageous’.
The average viewership is about 115 million people, making it one of the biggest events on American television. It is also a big event for musicians to be part of, as many popular singers, groups, and bands have graced the stage at Super Bowl Halftime during their peak.