October 16, 2012 |
A source familiar with this season's Super Bowl told the Associated Press that Beyonce will be the performer at the halftime show on Feb. 3, 2013, at the Superdome in New Orleans. The official announcement is expected Wednesday. Beyonce has won 16 Grammy Awards and sang the national anthem at Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004. Madonna performed at halftime of last season's Super Bowl in February with guests CeeLo Green, Nicki Minaj, LMFAO and M.I.A. Her performance was seen by 114 million people, a higher average than the game itself, which was seen by an estimated 111.3 million people, according to the Nielsen Co. The Black Eyed Peas performed at the 2011 Super Bowl, with The Who singing in 2010.
September 19, 2013 |
M.I.A. is calling foul over the NFL's reaction to her 2012 Super Bowl halftime performance. The British-Sri Lankan pop star has been embroiled for months in a behind-the-scenes battle with pro football officials over her Super Bowl XLVI show. According to the Hollywood Reporter , the league is upset because during a number with headliner Madonna, M.I.A. raised her middle finger and mouthed, "I don't give a .... " Casual viewers of NBC's live telecast could easily have missed the gesture and mouthed obscenity, which lasted only a second before the cameras cut away.
January 24, 2013 |
Rumors continue to rumble about who will join Beyonce at the Feb. 3 Super Bowl halftime show and what song she'll perform first. Inquiring minds also are preoccupied with whether the pop superstar plans to actually sing at all on Super Sunday or will lip-sync, as she did while delivering "The Star-Spangled Banner" at President Obama's inauguration, according to the Times of London. In certain dark corners of the Internet, there are even forums devoted to the urgent question of whether Beyonce should or shouldn't lip-sync at America's premier sporting event.
December 28, 2012 |
Fifty contest winners will be selected to join Beyonce onstage during her halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3 at the Superdome in New Orleans. Pepsi announced Friday that it is sponsoring a photo contest beginning Saturday on its website , with 50 winners getting to bring one guest each to the game to appear onstage during the show. No word on whether Beyonce's husband, Jay-Z, will take part, or whether there will be a Destiny's Child reunion. Entrants are to post photos of themselves posing in Beyonce-style positions -- finger-snapping, toe-tapping, hip-shaking poses, of course -- that could be used in ads promoting her performance.
April 25, 2012 |
FOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND : The first pro football halftime show was designed as a way to sell dogs. Today, halftime shows are a consistent part of any NFL game, with the Super Bowl halftime show routinely being the most lavish example. However, in the early days of pro football, halftime shows were non-existent. The players would go into the locker rooms and that was it. Even in college football, halftime shows by the 1920s were a rarity. This changed with the introduction of a new football team in 1922 that was designed all around one very important function...selling dogs.
January 5, 2006 |
Mick Jagger and his bandmates may be nearing senior citizenship, but Super Bowl planners want only people 45 and younger to take the field during the Rolling Stones' halftime show. The NFL is offering 2,000 people a chance to watch the Stones play during the Feb. 5 extravaganza. They will be expected to dance, sing and cheer. People are asked to apply in groups of 20 or more and be at least 18 years old and no older than 45.