One of the great challenges in choosing a halftime performer isn’t just its mainstream appeal, but in finding an artist who hasn’t already performed. I know that watching it every year has been a something my whole family has done as far back as I can remember.
Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, U2, The Who, Katy Perry and even the Black Eyed Peas have all been on stage. The performers have been varied and but not always good. I'm sure nobody can forget the infamous 2004 set from Janet Jackson (featuring Timberlake) that was marred by controversy thanks to a “wardrobe malfunction.”
In particular Prince’s 2007 performance of “Purple Rain” in a rainstorm is my all-time favorite halftime set.
We are just shy of a month into the 2018-19 NFL season and it's practically impossible to know which two football teams will go head-to-head on the field of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta for Super Bowl 53.
But, we reportedly do know who’ll play the Halftime Show, as two sources confirm to Variety that Maroon 5 –aka Adam Levine's band – will perform in the middle of the NFL’s biggest game on Feb. 9, 2019.
Here is what Twitter has to say about it:
Maroon 5 are rumored to perform at the Super Bowl 2019 Halftime Show on Sunday, February 3rd, according to US Weekly.— The Pop Hub 👄 (@ThePopHub) September 19, 2018
US Weekly previously broke the news that Lady Gaga would perform at the 2017 Halftime Show and reports that the band has already accepted the offer. pic.twitter.com/6BAQbvWZUN