UPDATED: News that Travis Scott would be performing with Maroon 5 at the Super Bowl first leaked out in December, but three weeks passed before the performance was officially announced. That announcement only came after Scott announced that he and the NFL would donate $500,000 to the non-profit social-justice organization Dream Corps. The move was […]
Adam Levine and Maroon 5 will be moving like Jagger at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium during next month’s Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show, the NFL announced Sunday. And rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi will be featured guests on stage. This is the first time the three-time Grammy-winning pop band has gotten the plum gig, joining other big time artists including Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, The Who, Katy Perry (who could forget Left Shark?) and Tom Petty. Led by “The Voice” judge Adam Levine, Maroon 5 has sold 53 million albums, 48 million singles worldwide. Scott is a Grammy nominee whose 2018 album “Astroworld” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts; Antwan “Big Boi” Patton is a six-time Grammy winner who first emerged as half of the hip-hop duo OutKast. Also Read: Maroon 5 to Headline Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show (Report) The most famous, or infamous, halftime show was the 2004 “wardrobe malfunction” from Janet Jackson (with Justin Timberlake), which also happened to air on CBS. Timberlake was eventually forgiven — though not Jackson, who reportedly drew the ire of former CBS CEO Leslie Moonves — and was the headliner last year from Minneapolis. However, he again stirred some controversy when he performed Minnesota-native Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U” with a giant projection of the late artist on a large sheet behind the stage. The last time CBS hosted the game — Super Bowl 50 from Santa Clara, California, in February 2016 — the performers were Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Coldplay. The high-profile gig will air on Feb. 3 on CBS. Ricky Kirshner is producing and Hamish Hamilton is directing the halftime show, which Pepsi will sponsor for the seventh straight year. Read original story Maroon 5 to Perform at Super Bowl Halftime Show With Rappers Travis Scott, Big Boi At TheWrap
UPDATED: Travis Scott today announced that in partnership with the National Football League, he will make a $500,000 donation to the non-profit organization Dream Corps, among “other initiatives that he will work with the League on.” The move is clearly designed to counter criticism over his appearance at the Super Bowl halftime show with Maroon […]
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