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Mariah Carey performs onstage during the 2023 LA Pride in the Park Festival at Los Angeles Historical Park on June 10, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

The Super Bowl is not only the biggest event every year in the sporting world, but the Halftime Show is also the biggest entertainment event. Even though the Halftime show is under 15 minutes, it is talked about months in advance. And if the performance is successful, it’ll be talked about for years afterward. Only the biggest names in music have had the honor to grace the Super Bowl stage: Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Aerosmith, *NSYNC, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the Who, Prince, the Black Eyed Peas, Madonna, Beyonce, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and The Weeknd, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem and 50 Cent, Rihanna, and Usher.

Super Bowl LVII show took place in Glendale, Arizona’s State Farm Stadium, and featured Rihanna. Fans who were hotly anticipating new music were given another surprise by the “Diamonds” singer. Debuting her pregnant belly, the artist’s performance wasn’t as electrifying as anticipated due to her inability to do any crazy choreography. The show’s elevated stages and backup dancers tried to compensate for that. As with any pop artist, people online were criticizing her choice of wardrobe and debated on whether or not she was pregnant, as she waited until after the show to confirm it. Though this wasn’t the comeback we wanted from Rihanna, it was still great to watch her perform for the first time in years.

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For Super Bowl LVIII, R&B superstar Usher shook the stage with a medley of his biggest hits. He brought along Alicia Keys, Ludacris, Lil Jon, H.E.R., will.i.am, and Jermaine Dupri for the halftime show. Back in April, he told Access Hollywood that he “would be a fool to say no” to headline the Super Bowl, a “bucket list” dream of his. Usher has sold over 23 million albums and 38 million digital songs in the United States. With over 80 million records sold worldwide, the “There Goes My Baby” singer is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. See who we predict will take the stage for Super Bowl LIX below:

  • Justin Bieber

    The Canadian singer may have sold his music catalog and cancelled his Justice tour after battling health complications from his Ramsay Hunt syndrome, but Beliebers from all over would tune in to see him perform. With over a decade of hits to choose from, his halftime set would be entertaining and feature choreography and stripped-down versions of his songs. Fans noticeably missed Bieber from joining Usher during his Super Bowl LVIII performance, as the two previously collaborated on the remix of “Somebody To Love.” The Biebs was present during the game, watching with his wife, Hailey Bieber, in Kim Kardashian’s suite.

  • Kelly Clarkson

    In 2012, Clarkson sang the National Anthem the year (Madonna played the Halftime Show that year). On top of that, Clarkson performed at the 2023 NFL Honors in February. With one of the greatest voices of her generation, Clarkson would surely attract a huge audience, as most of America has followed her career since her American Idol days.

  • Drake

    Drake seems like an obvious choice at this point. With music constantly crossing into top 40, the Canadian rapper and singer is among the world’s best-selling music artists, with over 170 million records sold. The “Know Yourself” rapper is ranked as the highest-certified digital singles artist in the United States by the RIAA.

  • Avril Lavigne

    As another icon of the early 2000’s, the punk princess performing at the Super Bowl would offer a different type of musical act, as her music sways from pop-punk to rock and post-grunge and to straight up pop. With a full band and her high energy, Avril would sure to make a memorable halftime performance.

  • Harry Styles

    The “As It Was” singer has the type of fan backing that would fill up the stadium and viewership, probably more than Justin Bieber. Because of the award-winning pop star’s flamboyant fashion style, he sure would create a buzz before and after the show.

  • Bad Bunny

    Benito has had a successful past few years, and has even further skyrocketed his fame by becoming romantically involved with Kendall Jenner. Not that he even needs her publicity boost, Bad Bunny has been credited with helping Spanish-language music achieve mainstream popularity on a global scale. He has proven that on multiple occasions, with hit after hit and awards to match.

  • Adele

    The “Easy On Me” singer has already embarked on her highly-anticipated Las Vegas residency. She has the fandom that would sell out shows and pay hundreds to thousands of dollars to see her in an intimate setting. Though her songs aren’t exactly lively, we’re sure Adele would blow everyone away with her singing.

  • Mariah Carey

    It’s pretty crazy to think that Mariah Carey has never graced the Super Bowl stage. For someone who has one of the most iconic singing voices and decades worth of hits, Carey would deliver a halftime performance that longtime fans would enjoy.

  • Ariana Grande

    As the new version of Mariah Carey, Grande’s vocal chops go toe-to-toe with the Songstress Supreme. Grande is one of the world’s best-selling music artists, having sold over 90 million records globally, and all of her studio albums are certified platinum or higher. She is also the most-streamed female artist of all time, and with her starring in the Wicked film adaptations, we’re sure her vocal chops are that much greater.

  • Taylor Swift

    With her most expansive tour yet, Swift’s Eras Tour had a cultural, economic and political impact. It passed $1 billion in sales by March 2024, and is on the path to achieve the milestone of the biggest tour in music history. Swift’s influence as an artist is wide, and with the popular demand of the artist, her headlining the Super Bowl will be another triumph under her belt. Having been in attendance to her Kansas City Chiefs star boyfriend’s games, Swift is well-known now in the NFL world, whether people wanted to or not.

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