Justin Timberlake to headline Super Bowl LII halftime show

Carla Harmon
October 23, 2017

It was at the latter Super Bowl, in 2004, that Janet Jackson joined the singer onstage.

Justin Timberlake confirmed that he will perform during the Super Bowl LII halftime show before Sunday night's game between the Patriots and Falcons.


Timberlake has won 10 Grammys, and the Tennessee native also has won four Emmys. It is his third Super Bowl halftime appearance, making him the singer who has performed the most times at the big game, the National Football League said.

Timberlake apologized for the incident and said it was "not intentional and is regrettable".


Janet Jackson sparked a controversy during the 2004 Super Bowl performance when Justin Timberlake tore off part of her chest plate, revealing most of her breast. He previously performed at Super Bowls XXXV and XXXVIII.

NBC will broadcast the 52nd Super Bowl. The NFL announced Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, that Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl halftime show February 4 in Minnesota, 14 years after the "wardrobe malfunction" with Janet Jackson cause a national controversy.


"Last year's show was the most-watched musical event of all-time across all platforms and the most-watched Super Bowl Halftime performance in history through broadcast and digital channels, reaching more than 150 million unique people, garnering more than 80 million views and totaling 260 million minutes watched".

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