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The Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows in NFL History

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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Fans remember Prince for his electrifying halftime performance at the Super Bowl. The “Purple Rain” singer died in 2016, so his followers can only imagine how he might have topped that at this year’s game in his hometown of Minneapolis. But music producer Jimmy Jam says Prince is “here in spirit,” with sights and sounds all over town in the leadup to the game. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

It’s not Super Bowl time, but it is World Music Day, and that’s why here at JefeBet we take the opportunity to remember the best halftime shows of the NFL finals. A must-see event not only for football fans, but also for music fans who are dazzled year after year by high-level performances.

Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows in History

Michael Jackson – Super Bowl XXVII

Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows in History

Although Michael Jackson’s performance on January 31, 1993 cannot be matched in terms of lighting, the “King of Pop” could not fail his fans and made all the fans present at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, “fly”.

Jackson delighted the audience with his hits “Billie Jean,” “Black or White” and “We Are the World” during Super Bowl XXVII between the Buffalo Bills and the Dallas Cowboys.

Madonna – Super Bowl XLVI

Madonna, the “Queen of Pop,” made her debut at the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show in 2012. Dressed as a Roman empress, the singer not only delighted us with her great show, but she did it alongside artists such as LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A and Cee Lo Green.

Madonna’s performance at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis ended up being more epic than expected after the surprising New York Giants defeated the super-favored and undefeated New England Patriots.

Shakira and Jennifer Lopez – Super Bowl LIV

Super Bowl LIV, performed at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, provided us a beautiful show from Shakira and Jennifer Lopez in one of the most recent shows, devoted in large part to the Latino fans that follow the NFL.

The two singers were joined by reggaeton artists J-Balvin and Bad Bunny, who spiced up the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.

Katy Perry – Super Bowl XLIX

Katy Perry filled the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona with splendor for Super Bowl XLIX, making one of the best entrances in the event’s history. The American singer not only handled a giant lion, but also changed scenery four times and ended the show flying while performing her hit “Fireworks”.

Joining her were Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott, all cheering on the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks.

Lady Gaga – Super Bowl LI

Lady Gaga’s talent was more than enough to delight the audience for 15 minutes without any guest artists. The singer rocked Houston’s NRG Stadium when she entered the stadium by throwing herself from its roof and singing “God Bless America” at the top of her lungs.

The spectacular halftime was fitting for the game, as this Super Bowl LI saw the historic comeback of the New England Patriots against the Atlanta Falcons.

U2 – Super Bowl XXXVI

Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows in History

Super Bowl XXXVI, in the 2002 season, will probably be remembered as one of the most emotional in history with U2 as the main protagonist. The British band could do nothing but perform a memorable show just a few months after the September 11, 2001 attack in New York.

After a couple of songs, they began to play “MLK” while the screen of the New Orleans stadium showed the names of all the victims who had died during the attack.

Before the end of the show, and before the St. Louis Rams and New England Patriots jumped back onto the gridiron, singer Bono opened his jacket and showed a shirt with the flag of the United States.

Beyoncé – Super Bowl XLVII

Beyoncé was in charge of the Super Bowl XLVII performance, which had to compete with Madonna’s performance from the year before, and boy, did she deliver.

With a show dedicated to female empowerment, the American not only delighted us with an impeccable choreography and voice, but she also did it alongside Destiny’s Child, the group with which she became known. The show took place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans during the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers.

Prince – Super Bowl XLI

Last but not least, we have the wonderful show performed by Prince. Many believe the show conducted on the occasion of Super Bowl XLI in Miami during the 2006 season to be the best in the event’s history.

His performance began with an introduction of Queen’s “We Will Rock You” and closed with “Purple Rain”. The match was played between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears, with the former coming out on top.


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