Justin Timberlake to headline Super Bowl LII halftime show
By Matt Conner
The NFL confirmed the rumors that Justin Timberlake will be the primary entertainment at halftime for the upcoming Super Bowl LII.
The NFL finally confirmed on Sunday the rumors that were swirling about the upcoming halftime entertainer for Super Bowl LII with news that Justin Timberlake would be the featured performer. Timberlake will take to the stage on February 4, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis as the NFL celebrates the Super Bowl at the new home of the Minnesota Vikings.
Timberlake is a 10-time Grammy winner who has become one of the world’s most popular and recognizable entertainers whether on stage or screen. From his earliest days in the top-selling boy band N*SYNC to a successful solo career to his star stints on Saturday Night Live to his many roles in movies like The Social Network, Inside Llewyn Davis, Trouble with the Curve and others.
Timberlake should be a nice addition to the recent slate of Super Bowl performers, especially as an artist who is well known as more than just a singer. Timberlake is a great dancer and live performer and should thrive on such a big stage. He’s also a proven commodity on the Super Bowl stage, having performed at two previous Super Bowls: XXXV and XXXVIII.
It is that latter performance that will undoubtedly raise eyebrows because, if you will remember, Timberlake performed alongside Janet Jackson that year when Nipplegate happened. That Timberlake has taken so long to be asked to perform again is likely due to the backlash from the controversial halftime performance of that year, but Timberlake is surely older and wiser at this point from allowing another such stunt.
Recent years have featured other performers or artists like Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Madonna and more.