Maroon 5 is the headlining performer during the Super Bowl 53 halftime show in 2019. They will be joined by rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi.
Both Super Bowl 53 and the halftime show will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons.
Why is Maroon 5 performing this year? They weren’t the NFL’s first choice. At least two singers reportedly rejected invitations from the NFL, most notably Rihanna and Cardi B, in a show of solidarity with former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick is involved in a high-profile collusion case against the league related to his protest of police brutality and racial injustice. The pop singer-songwriter P!nk also reportedly turned down an invite.
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Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi will join a long list of artists who have been selected to headline the most-watched musical event of the year. Previous halftime performances include Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Prince and Bruno Mars among many others throughout the game’s history.
Here’s everything to know about this year’s Super Bowl 53 halftime show, including expected start time and a full list of performances throughout the game’s history.
Who is performing during halftime of Super Bowl 53?
Maroon 5 is headlining the halftime show. They will be joined on stage by rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi, an Atlanta native.
Details about their set and potential guest appearances remain a mystery, although Christina Aguilera, a friend of Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, is popular among the prop bets.
What time does the Super Bowl halftime show start?
Super Bowl 53 will be played Sunday, Feb. 3, and kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET. Expect the game to actually start closer to 7 p.m. after the conclusion of the national anthem and the rest of the pregame program. That means halftime should arrive around 8:30-9 p.m., depending on pace of play.
Who is Maroon 5?
Maroon 5 is led by famous frontman Adam Levine. They have won three Grammy Awards, selling over 53 million albums and 48 million singles worldwide and earned gold and platinum certifications in more than 35 countries. Their hit songs include “She Will Be Loved,” “This Love,” “Moves Like Jagger,” “Payphone,” and their most recent single “Girls Like You.”
Who is Travis Scott?
Travis Scott is a Grammy-nominated rapper. His third album “Astroworld” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and his single from this album “Sicko Mode” has been nominated for three Grammy Awards: Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance. Scott is also the longtime boyfriend of Kylie Jenner.
Who is Big Boi?
Antwan Andre Patton, better known by his stage name Big Boi, is an Atlanta native rapper and was once a member of OutKast. Patton, as one half of OutKast, sold 25 million albums and won seven Grammy Awards. His latest single “All Night” has garnered 40 million streams within a year. The song also hit top 30 on Billboard’s pop chart.
Do performers get paid for the Super Bowl halftime show?
It’s complicated, but the short answer is no. The NFL covers all “expenses and production costs” but does not pay artists a wage, league spokesperson Joanna Hunter explained to Forbes in 2016. Those expenses can vary year to year. Beyonce’s show in 2013 cost a reported $600,000, per Forbes, but other reports have given much higher estimates for more recent shows, including $10 million for Katy Perry in 2015.
So the halftime show is basically one big, free concert to promote and upcoming album or tour, and the profits for such exposure are unquantifiable. Most artists have seen a large spike in record sales and endorsements immediately following their performances.
Who is singing the national anthem at Super Bowl 53?
Gladys Knight has been chosen to sing the national anthem at Super Bowl 53. The seven-time Grammy Award winner and Atlanta native is best known for her hits “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “That’s What Friends are For,” both Billboard Hot 100 singles. She also has 11 No. 1 R&B singles, as well as six No. 1 R&B albums. Knight is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with The Pips.
Where is Super Bowl 2019?
Super Bowl 53 will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Mercedes-Benz Stadium is home to the Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta has hosted the Super Bowl twice before (XXVIII, XXXIV), both at the since-demolished Georgia Dome. The Rams won the last time the Super Bowl was in Atlanta in 1999.
List of Super Bowl halftime show performers
|I||1967||Universities of Arizona and Michigan Grambling University Bands|
|II||1968||“Old Man Winter Takes a Vacation in Miami” featuring seven local Miami-area high school bands|
|III||1969||“America Thanks” with Florida A&M University|
|V||1971||Florida A&M Band|
|VI||1972||“Salute to Louis Armstrong” with Ella Ftizgerald, Carol Channing, Al Hirt and U.S. Marine Coprs Drill Team|
|VII||1973||“Happiness Is…” with University of Michigan Band and Woody Herman|
|VIII||1974||“A Musical America” with University of Texas Band|
|IX||1975||“Tribute to Duke Eillington” with Mercer Ellington and Grambling University Bands|
|X||1976||“200 Years and Just a Baby” Tribute to America’s Bicentennial|
|XI||1977||“It’s a Small World” including crowd particiption for first time with spectators waving colored placard on cue|
|XII||1978||“From Paris to the Paris of America” with Tyler Apache Belles, Pete Fountain and Al Hirt|
|XIII||1979||“Super Bowl XIII Carnival” Salute to the Caribbean with Ken Hamilton and various Caribbean bands|
|XIV||1980||“A Salute to the Big Band Era” with Up with People|
|XV||1981||“A Mardi Gras Festival”|
|XVI||1982||“A Salute to the 60’s and Motown”|
|XVII||1983||“KaleidoSUPERscope” (a kaleidoscope of color and sound)|
|XVIII||1984||“Super Bowl XVIII’s Salute to the Superstars of the Silver Screen”|
|XIX||1985||“A World of Children’s Dreams”|
|XX||1986||“Beat of the Future”|
|XXI||1987||“Salute to Hollywood’s 100th Anniversary”|
|XXII||1988||“Something Grand” featuring 88 grand pianos, the Rockettes and Chubby Checker|
|XXIII||1989||“Be Bop Bamboozled” featuring 3-D effects|
|XXIV||1990||“Salute to New Orleans” and 40th Anniversary of Peanuts’ characters, featuring trumpeter Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw and Irma Thomas|
|XXV||1991||“A Small World Salute to 25 Years of the Super Bowl” featuring New Kids on the Block|
|XXVI||1992||“Winter Magic” including a salute to the winter season and the winter Olympics featuring Gloria Estefan, Brian Boitano and Dorothy Hamill|
|XXVII||1993||“Heal the World” featuring Michael Jackson|
|XXVIII||1994||“Rockin Country Sunday” featuring Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, Wynonna and Naomi Judd|
|XXIX||1995||“Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye” featuring Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, the Miami Sound Machine|
|XXXI||1997||“Blues Brothers Bash” featuring Dan Akroyd, John Goodman, James Belushi, James Brown and ZZ Top|
|XXXII||1998||“A Tribute to Motown’s 40th Anniversary” including Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, Martha Reeves and The Temptations|
|XXXIII||1999||“Celebration of Soul, Salsa and Swing” featuring Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Savion Glover|
|XXXIV||2000||“A Tapestry of Nations” featuring Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, and Toni Braxton|
|XXXV||2001||“The Kings of Rock and Pop” featuring Aerosmith, *N’SYNC, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and Nelly|
|XXXVII||2003||Shania Twain, No Doubt and Sting|
|XXXVIII||2004||Janet Jackson, Kid Rock, P. Diddy, Nelly and Justin Timberlake|
|XL||2006||The Rolling Stones|
|XLII||2008||Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers|
|XLIII||2009||Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band|
|XLV||2011||The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash|
|XLVI||2012||Madonna with guests Cee Lo Green, LMFAO, M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj|
|XLVII||2013||Beyoncé with guests Destiny’s Child|
|XLVIII||2014||Bruno Mars with guests Red Hot Chili Peppers|
|XLIX||2015||Katy Perry with guests Missy Elliott and Lenny Kravitz|
|50||2016||Coldplay with guets Beyoncé and Bruno Mars|
|LIII||2019||Maroon 5 with guests Travis Scott and Big Boi|