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INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this image released on August 2, Usher performs onstage during a taping of iHeartRadio’s Living Black 2023 Block Party in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartRadio )

Do you remember these TOP Super Bowl halftime shows?

It was announced that performer Usher will be this years Super Bowl halftime act. 

Billboard.com reports:

Usher will headline the 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show presented by Apple Music, during the game set to take place Feb. 11, 2024.

The iconic singer from Atlanta will take the stage at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, the first time the big game will take place in that city.

Along with this announcement, Usher announced that he’ll release his 9th studio album Super Bowl Sunday. It’s called Coming Home.

Usher Raymond IV on Twitter: "LAS VEGAS. APPLE MUSIC HALFTIME SHOW. #SBLVIII---@nfl, @rocnation, @nfloncbs pic.twitter.com/kezBpyabAD / Twitter"

LAS VEGAS. APPLE MUSIC HALFTIME SHOW. #SBLVIII---@nfl, @rocnation, @nfloncbs pic.twitter.com/kezBpyabAD

The Super Bowl

Each year, we look forward to the big game for, the GAME, mostly, UNLESS your team isn’t there. THEN we watch for the commercials. I will say that last years commercials where especially kind to Massachusetts. Dunkin‘ was so proud of their Ben Affleck commercial, they must have paid extra to get it on up front, right at the beginning.

Here are some 2023 Super Bowl fun facts courtesy of Wallethub:

  1. $6,382: The average cost of a ticket to the past five Super Bowls. Or, now, the cost at the pump for our pickup.
  2. $1B: Estimated economic impact for the greater Phoenix area economy in 2023.
  3. 17.8M: Americans plan to watch the game at a bar or restaurant. (And that’s just in Southie.)
  4. 204%: 20-year increase in the cost of a 30-second Super Bowl ad (hitting a record cost of $7 million for a spot in 2023). Sadly, I only remember ONE commercial from last year. It is the afore mentioned, Dunks. 

The Most Controversial Super Bowl Halftime Show

We’ll never forget it. Do you remember that famous wardrobe malfunction. (NOW, in the Webster’s Dictionary). It was broadcast LIVE on February 1, 2004 from Houston Texas on CBS. Justin Timberlake, joined Janet Jackson on stage for a memorable and entertaining halftime show. At the very end of Janet’s song performance, Timberlake tore off part of Janet Jacksons’ blouse, exposing her right breast. This was seen by 150 million viewers. MTV who produced the halftime show was banned forever from the NFL. The FCC who regulates broadcast indecency, fined CBS and it’s affiliates for a reported $550,000. But in 2011, that fine was voided by the Third Circuit Court Of Appeals. It could be one of the most famous television publicity stunts of all time. The FCC reports that they received about 540,000 complaints. But seeing that 150 MILLION were watching, .003 % of the viewers actually filed a complaint.

So, let’s take a look back at the TOP Super Bowl halftime shows!

  • Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan & Big Bad Voodoo Daddy-1999

    I do not remember this one! I’ll watch it here and let you know if I liked it!

  • Justin Timberlake-2018

    Wow, after 2004, they let him back!? I don’t think this one had a wardrobe malfunction.

  • The Stones-2006

    WOW, I don’t remember this one either!

  • Lady Gaga-2017

    THIS one, I remember! What an entrance!

  • Maroon 5-2019

    While I like Adam and Maroon 5, I thought this one was disappointing.

  • The Weeknd-2021

    The Weeknd spent $7 million from his own pocket to fund this performance. The NFL doesn’t pay performers to perform. They DO pay for production costs.

  • Bruno Mars & The Red Hot Chili Peppers-2014

    I remember this one and enjoyed it! Bruno is a fantastic performer and held his own amongst the most memorable performances.

  • Jennifer Lopez & Shakira-2020

    I will reserve comments because children maybe reading this.

  • U-2-2002

    Bono

    The NFL or Bono will not allow us to share this video. But he was great.

  • Madonna-2012

    We can’t forget Madonna! She has no problem sharing this video with you.

  • Janet Jackson-Justin Timberlake-2004

    WARNING: Wardrobe Malfunction! Oddly, our kids are old enough to view this now. Oh..wait, they already have a thousand times on their phone.

  • Michael Jackson-1993

    (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

    Another one that the NFL won’t allow us to share. But the Cowboys defeated the Buffalo Bills 52-17. We can’t show that either.

  • Prince-2007

    He left us just 9 years later. The one and only Prince with a wonderful performance we won’t forget.

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