Michael Jackson, Prince, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg lead the way – The Athletic

For an artist who agrees to perform at the Super Bowl, he understands that he is working against the clock – the sets last 15 minutes. They also know they will be seen by more people at an event than ever before in their careers and compete with multi-million dollar advertisements to get the non-soccer action talked about.

Does a performer have enough music in their catalog, their enthusiasm, their performances and their skills to navigate all these rigors?

We’ve had halftime shows that address loss, create controversy and also touch on the major societal issues of the day, and yours truly have taken the time to review every halftime performance since 1993 – my year of birth. I’m joking; I’m joking. I really chose this year because that’s when halftime shows started to look like what we recognize them today, and therefore classify as one of those before this year would just be unfair.

There were 30 halftime shows before the Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige and Snoop Dogg halftime show at Super Bowl LVI. Now, after such a great collective performance, where does the final Super Bowl halftime show land? We discuss this below.

30. Janet Jackson, Kid Rock, P. Diddy, Nelly and Justin Timberlake (2004)

In terms of the halftime set, song selection and performers, it was a great show. The respective artists coexisted well together, and each of them respectively picked their best-known and upbeat hits to perform. It was probably the first halftime show that I can remember in great detail. I was sitting in my parents’ bedroom, squarely placed directly in front of the TV, and my sister was next to me.

For some reason my parents weren’t in the room with us when the halftime show started, and it jumps out at me because my dad is a huge fan, and I couldn’t imagine it miss this performance.

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