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Justin Timberlake And Other A-List Super Bowl Halftime Performers Still Own Their Shows To Michael Jackson

Date February 2, 2018

What do we know about the long-awaited Super Bowl 2018? It is no secret that Justin Timberlake will command the stage this time, and by doing so, he will be the first musician with three performances at the event! There are not many details yet, though it will not be as controversial as his last one.

Indeed, the singer’s 2004 halftime performance, featuring him exposing Janet Jackson’s breast by incident, is one of the most scandalous and well-remembered ones. But there are other amazing iconic shows that did not leave anyone indifferent.

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Throwing a real show

In fact, all Super Bowl performers own it to Michael Jackson, as the legend turned the event into a thing, attracting more viewers than the Super Bowl itself. Prior to the icon’s performance, the event was much more boring.

Of course, there were some neat new commercials, a lot of dancers, marching bands, and former Olympic champions, but this was all the excitement that the public got. And it was OK until the point where different networks started competing for viewers, airing other shows during the halftime to lure away people.

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So, something needed to be done, and thus the King of Pop was invited. And it worked! The ratings increased, the tradition remained, and the show has consistently been the hottest music ticket.

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Other famous performers

Of course, not every singer or band was as successful as Jackson was, but there have been some A-list performers since then. From Katy Perry to Lady Gaga, the audience and TV viewers now have the opportunity to enjoy a high-quality show.

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And we’re pretty sure that Justin Timberlake’s performance will also become one of the most watched ones.

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