Oooh, we’re going to the dancery! I’m not much of a football (or really any sports for that matter) fan, so I’m not really the person to talk to about making bets on who’s going to 2022’s Super Bowl game. I am, however a music connoisseur and the time is finally upon us to talk about what really matters during the big game… the halftime show.
Forget whatever bets are being placed on which teams will make it to the Super Bowl in 2022, the NFL, Roc Nation, and Pepsi have just announced a halftime lineup that is all but guaranteed to steal the show as they’re bringing out a few heavy hitters this year. For the first time ever, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and Eminem will perform together on one stage for the Pepsi Halftime Show. Combined, these artists have won a total of 43 Grammy Awards and made 22 No. 1 Billboard albums so we certainly won’t be missing out on any hits.
The lineup is a celebration of west coast hip-hop artists as the city of Los Angeles prepares to host the Super Bowl for the first time in nearly 30 years. Dr. Dre is the centerpiece among each talent, having produced records and albums for each entertainer. Eminem and Kendrick Lamar are also signed to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment label. “The opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime show, and to do it in my own backyard, will be one of the biggest thrills of my career,” Dr. Dre said in a statement. “I’m grateful to JAY-Z, Roc Nation, the NFL, and Pepsi as well as Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar for joining me in what will be an unforgettable cultural moment.”
“On February 13, 2022, at the Super Bowl LVI in Inglewood, CA, in the new SoFi Stadium, Dr. Dre, a musical visionary from Compton, Snoop Dogg, an icon from Long Beach and Kendrick Lamar, a young musical pioneer in his own right, also from Compton, will take center field for a performance of a lifetime, Jay-Z said in a statement. “They will be joined by the lyrical genius, Eminem and the timeless Queen, Mary J. Blige. This is the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. This is history in the making.”
Super Bowl LVI will air on NBC Sunday, February 13, 2022. Are you excited about this halftime show? Is there anyone you would’ve rather seen?