The super bowl is getting closer and everyone is anxiously waiting for the best part...the halftime performance! At halftime of super bowl 51, Lady Gaga will be performing after Adele had declined the offer. According to latimes.com, “I’m not doing the Super Bowl,” she said. “I mean, come on, that show is not about music. And I don’t really — I can’t dance or anything like that. They were very kind, they did ask me, but I said no.” After people heard the news, they started contributing their opinions throughout social media.
Latimes.com stated, “After Adele’s quote picked up steam, blogs started making cases for suitable performers. Among the other names floated? Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Kelly Clarkson.” Soon enough, social media campaigns started. Kanye West’s fans tried encouraging other fans to use the hashtag #KanyeWestForSuperBowl51, while fans of Chris Brown launched a petition to have him considered. As you can see, the halftime show is a big deal for the performer and their fans.
After headlining last year’s show, Coldplay saw 11 of its records gain popularity on the iTunes top 200 songs chart, while special guest in last year’s show, Beyoncé, saw six of her records do the same. No wonder artists want to be apart of this performance.
Beyoncé at Super Bowl Halftime 2016
Performers at previous Super Bowls have included Bruno Mars, the Who, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, U2 and Michael Jackson.
Lady Gaga will be the 5th woman to headline the super bowl. Before her, there was Katy Perry (2015), Beyoncé (2013), Madonna (2012) and Diana Ross (1996).
Diana Ross at Super Bowl Halftime 1996
Katy Perry at Super Bowl Halftime 2013
There has even been talk about who Lady Gaga should include in her performance. According to billboard.com, some possible choices include Justin Timberlake, Sia & Sean Paul, Madonna, Elton John and Kevin Parker. Even if Lady Gaga isn't your favorite singer, it's definitely going to be a great performance, so still make sure to tune in to Super Bowl 51 on February 5th on Fox!