Who is Big Boi? Atlanta rapper performing Super Bowl 53 halftime show with Maroon 5 tonight

SUPER BOWL halftime show is the biggest concert of the year and normally headlined by a music superstar.

While most are familiar with Maroon 5, Big Boi may not be such a household name.

 Atlanta rapper Big Boi was a special guest at the halftime show

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Atlanta rapper Big Boi was a special guest at the halftime show

Here is all you need to know about the special guest at the halftime show.

Who is Big Boi?

Big Boi is an Atlanta rapper who used to be in band Outkast.

The 43-year-old went solo in 2008 and has released three studio albums since he left the band.

As part of Outkast, Big Boi released six studio albums, five of which were top or second in the US album charts.

Outkast also had R&B hits around the Millennium such as 'Ms Jackson' and 'Hey Ya'.

Why is he performing at halftime show?

Big Boi is from Atlanta and brings a local feel to the biggest concert of the year.

Atlanta is famed for it's R&B and Hip Hop music, and many were surprised when Maroon 5 were announced as the headline act.

 Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta hosted the biggest concert of the year

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Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta hosted the biggest concert of the year

Are there any other special guests?

Rapper Travis Scott also joined Maroon 5 and Big Boi on stage in Atlanta.

Scott is one of America's biggest hip-hop stars and currently on a tour of North America.

The halftime show always throws up the possibility of more surprises, such as Beyonce's Destiny's Child reunion in New Orleans.

SUPER BOWL halftime show is the biggest concert of the year and normally headlined by a music superstar.