Grammy-winning singer Justin Timberlake is the headliner for Super Bowl LII’s halftime show, which is set to take place at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on February 4, 2018. NBC will have the U.S. telecast.
This is Timberlake’s third time performing at a Super Bowl halftime show. In 2001, he first performed a medley with his former group *NSYNC, Britney Spears and Aerosmith at Super Bowl XXXV. In 2004 (in what has become an infamous performance), he took the stage at Super Bowl XXXVII with Janet Jackson, who had a “wardrobe malfunction” when Timberlake ripped off part of her top, leaving her breast exposed. This led to a lot of controversy, FCC fines and apologies from Timberlake and Jackson. (At a press conference on February 1, 2018, Timberlake emphatically said that there will be not be a *NSYNC reunion at his Super Bowl LII performance. Jackson is also not expected to be there.)
Here are videos related to Timberlake’s Super Bowl LII halftime performance:
Super Bowl LLII will take place at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, where the Philadelphia Eagles will face off against the New England Patriots. Surrounding the Super Bowl are the numerous celebrity parties that often feature live performances. ESPN, which usually hosts a Super Bowl Party, has opted not to have one this year. However, Maxim, Rolling Stone, Playboy and DirecTV are continuing the tradition of having their big Super Bowl bashes. Celebrities who will be performing at Super Bowl parties this year include Jennifer Lopez, Snoop Dogg, Jamie Foxx, the Chainsmokers, Florida Georgia Line, Pink, Imagine Dragons, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Dave Matthews Band, Future, Paul Oakenfold and Gwen Stefani. And there a some artists (such as DJ Khaled, Migos, Gucci Mane and Cardi B) who are performing at more than one Super Bowl party. Here’s a list of this year’s celebrity Super Bowl parties featuring live performances:
Monday, January 29
Sheila E., Morris Day, The Revolution — Verizon Up Stage (Super Bowl Live) at 8th and Nicollet, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tuesday, January 30
DJ Matty Matt, Socaholix, International Reggae All Stars, 8 Ipso Facto — Verizon Up Stage (Super Bowl Live), 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Wednesday, January 31
DJ Brother Jules , Stokley Williams, Dessa, Mint Condition and Stokley Williams, New Power Generation with Andre Cymone — Verizon Up Stage (Super Bowl Live), 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Plies, Trina — Prive Minneapolis, 10 p.m.
Thursday, February 1
Cardi B — Prive, 10 p.m.
The Chainsmokers — Mystic Lake Center, 9 p.m.
Fabolous & Friends Day Party — Prive, 2 p.m.
Gucci Mane & Rallo — Muse Event Center, 10 p.m.
Kimuel Hailey, Les Stroud, Jakubi, fDeluxe (aka The Family), New Power Soul. Andre Cymone, Rae Sremmurd — Verizon Up Stage (Super Bowl Live), 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Imagine Dragons, Machine Gun Kelly, Mura Masa — The Armory (EA Sports Bowl 2018), 9 p.m.
Naughty by Nature — Fine Line Music Cafe (The Big Game’s “Thursday Night Football” Old School Edition), 9 p.m.
Rick Ross, Lil Jon, IRIE — The Lumber Exchange Building, 10 p.m.
Friday, February 2
DJ Howard Kessler, Zuluzuluu, Cobi, The Jets, KING, Skylar Grey — Verizon Up Stage (Super Bowl Live), 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Fabolous, Kevin Hart — Aqua, 10 p.m.
Jamie Foxx, DJ Diesel, RL Grime, Kaskade, VICE — The Lumber Exchange Building, 10 p.m.
Flo Rida — Rouge at The Lounge (Leather and Laces event), 9:30 p.m.
Future, Cardi B — Twin City Live, 9 p.m.
Kygo — Mystic Lake Center, 9 p.m.
Gucci Mane, Young Thug, Blac Chyna — Prive, 9 p.m.
Migos, 21 Savage, T-Pain — The International Market Square (Rolling Stone party), 11 p.m.
New Power Generation — Dakota Jazz Club, 7 p.m.
Pink — The Armory, 9 p.m.
Saturday, February 3
Busta Rhymes — Rouge at the Lounge, 9 p.m.
Cardi B, Marshmello, Post Malone — The 360 Super Dome (Maxim party), 8 p.m.
Dave Mathews Band — Xcel Energy Center (CBS Radio’s The Night Before), 7:30 p.m.
DJ Dudley D, Kris Wu, Bob Mould, The Suburbs, The Jayhawks, Soul Asylum, X Ambassadors — Verizon Up Stage (Super Bowl Live), 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
DJ Khaled — Aqua, 10 p.m.
Florida Georgia Line — Mystic Lake Center, 9 p.m.
G-Eazy, Afrojack, Nick Cannon — The Lumber Exchange Building, 10 p.m.
Jennifer Lopez — The Armory (Super Saturday Night), 9 p.m.
Migos — Muse Event Center, 9 p.m.
O.A.R. — St. Paul RiverCentre (Taste of the NFL’s Party with a Purpose), 7 p.m.
Travis Scott — Twin City Live, 9 p.m.
Snoop Dogg — The Playboy Club Minneapolis (Playboy party), 9 p.m.
Sunday, February 4
Diddy, DJ Khaled, French Montana, Cardi B, G-Eazy, Busta Rhymes — The Armory (Players Ball), 12 a.m.
DJ Dudley D, 13 Crowns — Verizon Up Stage (Super Bowl Live), 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The following is a press release from the National Football League:
Global superstar Justin Timberlake will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show on NBC at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, it was confirmed tonight.
A multi-talented actor and musician, Timberlake has won ten Grammys and numerous other awards. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he rapidly became a highly respected musician, winning two Grammys for his debut solo album, “Justified.” He’s been recognized for a range of performances, including Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Dance Recording and Best Music Video. Timberlake was most recently nominated for an Academy Award® for the song “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” from the film “Trolls” for which he won his 10th Grammy.
A gifted actor, Timberlake has appeared in diverse films including: Alpha Dog, Black Snake Moan, Shrek The Third and The Social Network. He has also won four Emmys for his appearances on “Saturday Night Live.’ Timberlake is a co-star of the upcoming film Wonder Wheel, which opens later this year.
This will be Timberlake’s third time performing on the Super Bowl Halftime stage, giving him the distinction of having the most appearances by an individual entertainer. He previously performed at Super Bowls XXXV (with &NSYNC, Britney Spears and Aerosmith) and XXXVIII (with Janet Jackson).
his announcement is just the beginning. Leading up to Super Bowl LII, fans may visit Pepsi.com for behind-the-scenes looks into Timberlake’s journey to the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show, as well as other surprises along the way.
Timberlake joins an esteemed list of recent halftime acts including Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Madonna, The Who, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, U2 and more.
The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show is the most-watched musical event of the year. Last year’s show was the most-watched musical event of all-time across all platforms and the most-watched Super Bowl Halftime performance in history through broadcast and digital channels, reaching more than 150 million unique people, garnering more than 80 million views and totaling 260 million minutes watched. Super Bowl LII and Halftime Show will be broadcast by NBC from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota.
Super Bowl LII marks Pepsi’s sixth year as title sponsor of the Super Bowl Halftime Show and 16th year as an NFL partner. Pepsi and the NFL have teamed again to provide fans with a halftime experience worthy of pop-culture’s biggest stage.
The Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show is an NFL Network Production and will be executive produced by Ricky Kirshner and directed by Hamish Hamilton.