Please note! This essay has been submitted by a student.
Half time shows may have been a tradition for all fans of the American football games at all levels of competition but the Super Bowl Half Time Show 2019 appears to be one of the greatest in the history of the National Football League (NFL). While thousands of have a golden opportunity to view and participate in the annual championship game, over a million others watch the entertainment from their respective viewing channels. As the Super Bowl remains one of the most- watched annual events on Television, in the United States, the Super Bowl 53 halftime show which also known as the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show will, as in other years, creates a link to pop culture in a way that it interest millions of viewers across the states of America.
In the past, we had the likes of George Burns, Carol Channing, and many more college marching bands. The Super Bowl LI halftime show which took place at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, in 2017, was reportedly NFL’s most watched and most-rated musical event of all-time,’ with the unconventional singer and songwriter, Lady Gaga as it’s headlining performer. We’ve also seen the likes of Justin Timberlake, Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Madonna, and many others gracing the annual event and the show for 2019 will definitely not be an exception. Find out more about the Super Bowl Half Time Show 2019- the list of performers date, time and many more.
As has been the tradition of all Super Bowl half times, the Super Bowl Half Time Show 2019 musical event has its official headliner and special guests. As Justin Timberlake was the headline performer at the Super Bowl2018 half time, Maroon 5 has been placed as the headline performer for the Super Bowl Half Time show 2019. The rock band was selected after the show presenters underwent some unfamiliar challenge with a good number of star artists being unwilling to perform in the show. According to reports, great music icons like Rihanna and Cardi B joined the bandwagon of those refusing to perform at the Super Bowl Half Time Show 2019.
Their refusal was in support of Colin Kaepernick, the controversial and star quarterback who is reportedly in a dispute with the NFL for refusing to stand for the U.S national anthem in his protest at police brutality against racial minorities. Who are the Maroon 5? The Maroon 5 is a popular American pop rock and three-time Grammy-winning band based in Los Angeles. The band has Adam Levine as its lead vocalist, Jesse Carmichael as its keyboardist and rhythm guitarist, Mickey Madden as its bassist, lead guitarist James Valentine, keyboardist PJ Morton, multi-instrumentalist Sam Farrar and Matt Flynn the group’s drummer.
The band group which started in their high school was originally known in 1994 as Kara’s Flowers and today, they have become so popular for a good number of their hits albums including “Moves Like Jagger” and “Payphone. Travis Scott Travis Scott whose real name is Jacques Berman Webster II is a well-known American rapper, singer, producer and songwriter best known for his self-released mixtape titled Owl Pharaoh. Scott is a native of Houston, Texas but he grew up in Missouri City and he attended the University of Texas San Antonio. His successful solo rap career has earned him a massive recognition in the entertainment industry. He has associated with the likes of Drake, Kanye West, Rihanna, Big Sean and Jay Z, among others. He released his latest single Watch on March 3, 2018, and it featured Kanye West and Lil Uzi Vert.
Big Boi Antwan André Patton who is best known by his stage name Big Boi is a rapper from Savannah, Georgia, U.S.A. he is also known for being part of the popular American hip hop duo Outkast. The Atlanta-native released his first solo album Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, in 2007. His follow-up album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, was released in 2012 and his third and latest album, Boomiverse, was released in April 2017. Currently, Big Boi is signed to Hitco Music While the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show presenter struggle to add to its list of presenters, there are also reports that the Adam Levine-fronted pop-rock act Maroon 5, is being pressured to decline from appearing at the event.
Even rapper Travis Scott and Big Boi who have also agreed to feature in the show have also been reportedly pressured by the likes of Jay-Z and a couple of civil rights groups. However, Gladys Knight who is also known as the ‘Empress of Soul’ has been chosen to sing the national anthem at prestigious Super Bowl show.