Super Bowl: Here are five standout halftime shows

Super Bowl: Here are five standout halftime shows


That's it! The high mass of American football will take place this Sunday, and the public impatiently awaits the famous half-time show. 

This year, it will be the turn of the singer Rihanna to burn the boards. It will thus follow this tradition instilled by legendary artists, who have allowed this moment to become one of the most anticipated cultural events of the year.

Relive 5 performances that made you forget football .

1. Prince (2007)

The 2007 halftime performance in Miami by “The Purple One” is considered by many to be one of the artist's greatest performances.

The weather had not been kind to the organizers of the Super Bowl, and torrential rains threatened the holding of the halftime show. NFL officials were concerned for Prince's safety and that of his musicians. was intended as a tribute to the music, marked the history of the Super Bowl. Prince has covered several hits, such as Bob Dylan's All Along The Watchtower and CCR's Proud Mary. He ended his performance with Purple Rain.

This halftime show helped write the legend of Prince by ranking him among the most outstanding musicians of all time.

2. Michael Jackson (1993)

The King of Pop revolutionized the halftime show by imposing a new standard to be achieved.

Before the legendary musician, children's choirs and circus acts occupied the crowd during the Super Bowl halftime. Michael Jackson, at the top of his game in the 1990s, stole the show from the athletes with his performance. During his concert, the latter performed several of his classics, including Jam, Billie Jean, Black or White, We Are the World and Heal the World

The producers succeeded in their bet by inviting Michael Jackson. The King of Pop gave a shock treatment at the Super Bowl; he breathed new life into it.

Since then, many spectators have been watching the event only to attend half-time.

3. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira (2020)

Singers Jennifer Lopez and Shakira celebrated their Latin roots in a frenzied performance, which electrified the audience.

The two pop music legends chained together their greatest hits, like Let's Get Loud, Waka Waka em>and Empire. They also gave a great rendition of Bruce Springsteen's famous song Born in the U.S.A

Their show also shed light on the migration crisis raging on the border between the United States and Mexico: in one of the choreographies, we saw children locked in luminous cages. 

Reggaeton artists Bad Bunny and J Balvin also joined in the fun. 

4. Tribute to the Rap Giants (2022)

In the eyes of many fans, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige and 50 Cent provided one of the most memorable Super Bowl halftime shows.

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West Coast artists have brought the excitement of 1990s Los Angeles to life, performing hits from Tupac, who died 25 years ago, in more of their old classics The Next Episode or Still D.R.E.

50 Cent did a nod to his music video In da Clubentering the stage upside down, and Anderson .Paak accompanied Eminem on drums for his song Lose Yourself

The combination of all these music legends allowed the Super Bowl to smash ratings records.

5. Beyoncé (2013)

Beyoncé succeeds in everything she does, and her halftime show didn't is an exception to the rule.

His performance blended dance, singing and visual effects to perfection. “Queen B” had a string of her greatest hits, such as Single Ladies, Run the World (Girls) and Crazy in Love.


We even saw her in her group Destiny's Child, which launched her career in the 1990s. Her show was the second most watched of Super Bowl history, with 110.8 million viewers.