Super Bowl Half-Time Performers

Can you name the main acts in the Super Bowl half-time show since 2001?
The year corresponds to the Super Bowl, not the regular season
Not counting secondary performers
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Last updated: November 26, 2021
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Year
Performer
2022
Snoop Dogg
Dr. Dre
Eminem
Mary J. Blige
Kendrick Lamar
2021
The Weeknd
2020
Jennifer Lopez
Shakira
2019
Maroon 5
2018
Justin Timberlake
Year
Performer
2017
Lady Gaga
2016
Coldplay
2015
Katy Perry
2014
Bruno Mars
2013
Beyoncé
2012
Madonna
2011
The Black Eyed Peas
2010
The Who
2009
Bruce Springsteen
Year
Performer
2008
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
2007
Prince
2006
The Rolling Stones
2005
Paul McCartney
2004
Janet Jackson
2003
Shania Twain
No Doubt
2002
U2
2001
Aerosmith
'N Sync
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Level 83
Feb 1, 2014
Would not have guessed N*Sync. Not much overlap between their core demographic and the one that usually watches the Superbowl... my mind even went to boy bands briefly when I was trying to think of acts to guess, but immediately it said "nah.." and moved on.
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Level 63
Feb 10, 2016
lol, it was actually a pretty good show. Granted I was 13, but Aerosmith, NSync and Brittney Spears did a medley of Aerosmith songs. Looking back it was practically sacrilegious, but at the time it seemed epic.
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Level 68
Feb 10, 2016
You gotta remember the halftime show isn't necessarily for the football fans, its for the people that might tune in to the game briefly but watch band/performer.
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Level 87
Oct 14, 2014
Was really hoping this one went all the way back to the "Up With People" days. :-)
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Level 77
Jan 30, 2015
I tried Diana Ross and couldn't figure out why it didn't work. I can't believe she was there way back in '96. I'm getting too soon old.
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Level 33
Dec 13, 2016
You should accept bono for U2. He's the most known member and the one that gathered the most attention at halftime
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Level 71
Oct 25, 2017
So then it should also accept Chris Martin, Steven Tyler, Fergie, will.i.am, Gwen Stefani, and Mick Jagger?
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Level 57
Aug 9, 2018
Accept 'Bono'
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Level 67
Feb 7, 2021
No
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Level 59
Feb 7, 2021
No way. Bono has never been a solo performer so there shouldn’t be any confusion as to who he’d performing with, you just clearly don’t know the name of one of the biggest bands ever. You could be forgiven for getting Black Eyed Peas and will.i.am or fergie mixed up as they’ve released albums as a group and individually, but only knowing Bono and not the band he belongs to, would be down to his non-musical exploits.
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Level 26
Apr 16, 2017
Really? people missed the black eyed peas? they made by far the best performance
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Level 71
Oct 25, 2017
Really? I like the BEPs, but their Super Bowl performance was pretty widely considered lackluster, and I have to agree.
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Level 28
Jan 30, 2018
I agree with samiamco. I was really looking forward to their performance, but I remember it being all over the place and chaotic. I also remember Fergie being so off, they turned off her mic. Now if we could only get Imagine Dragons to perform during the halftime show, that would be something.
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Level 73
Jan 29, 2018
I haven't watched the super bowl for the last 20-25 years. I just kept guessing popular performers. Got lucky and got 9 correct.
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Level 28
Jan 30, 2018
I, for the life of me, could not remember who performed last year. I could have sworn Coldplay was most recent. When the time came up and I saw Lady Gaga, I remembered that I boycotted the halftime show last year. Really though, of alllll the singers...
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Level 84
May 27, 2018
I got the Boss because that's the only time my dad ever wanted to watch the halftime show.
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Level 71
Feb 4, 2019
Mr. Hillenburg, you deserve better than Marron 5
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Level 34
Apr 5, 2019
Justin Timberlake should have also worked for N'Sync.
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Level 75
Sep 28, 2019
Is this an important thing in the U.S?
+3
Level 87
Oct 3, 2019
It is, though getting increasingly ridiculous.
+2
Level 76
Feb 7, 2021
I think even in America the half-time show is more important than the match itself by now. They tried to imitate the Super Bowl and hired a popular singer to perform a show during the halftime of the German soccer cup final. People were pissed at this display of commercialization and the delay and booed her offstage.
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Level 67
Feb 17, 2021
The halftime show is a big deal, but it's nowhere near as important as the game. The game gets two weeks of nonstop fanfare and analysis. The ad spot costs are tied to the gameplay. It's not even close.
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Level 87
Oct 5, 2019
Yes, the Super Bowl halftime show. It can take even good music and make it look rushed and pretentious with horrible sound and execution.
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Level 83
Jun 19, 2020
I can take or leave the whole half-time show thing, but as the stick-in-the-mud that I am, I'd love to sit here and say, "Paul McCartney's show was the best!" (not to mention "All you kids, get off my lawn!") But honestly, the one I really enjoyed was Lady Gaga. I thought she was fantastic.
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Level 70
Feb 7, 2021
Totally guessed The Weekend!
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Level 57
Feb 7, 2021
oof I always forget that gwen was part of no doubt, i always just think of her no the group
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Level 36
Feb 8, 2021
Whos on the picture
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Level 54
Feb 9, 2021
Janet Jackson
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Level 36
Feb 9, 2021
ok thanks
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Level 67
Feb 17, 2021
Miss Jackson if you're nasty.
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Level 69
Nov 27, 2021
Hmm wonder what was so special about her performance that deems her thumbnail worthy, absolutely no clue at all.
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Level 65
Feb 12, 2021
Half-time shows are entertaining, but the game is really what I am there to watch. I will say that the NFL should refrain from some of the more "seasoned" acts. I remember watching The Rolling Stones perform and it was aweful. They were never very musically strong as a band to begin with. Add to that their advanced age, and you have a very rough performance. It was probably one of the worst I have seen.

Of course who had the best half-time performance is all opinion so each person will have their own view.

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Level 67
Feb 17, 2021
You're not wrong. The best halftime show I've seen was Bruno Mars, who is sheer energy and charisma. There are a lot of acts I like better (I'm more of the Springsteen/Tom Petty persuasion), but there is no denying how much verve Brunos Mars brought to his performance.
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Level 90
Nov 30, 2021
I wouldn't exactly attach the phrase "never very musically strong" to the Rolling Stones unless you're about 15 years old and have never actually listened to their songs. It is true, however, that their live show performances are pretty rough musically. Nothing like the Eagles and others who perform as smoothly on stage as they do in the studio. And the Stones are way too old (even in this long-time Stones fan's opinion) to be performing at the Super Bowl or any other general forum that isn't full of die hard Stones fanatics.
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Level 82
Nov 28, 2021
Not knowing who will be performing in 2022, I was going to guess Eminem, but that seemed too far-fetched. No way would the NFL ever have Eminem.
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Level 76
Nov 30, 2021
I threw Eminem in for laughs after running out of "what's garbage?" and "who won't stop gigging?" Lo and behold.

In case anyone's interested: 12.

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Level 68
Feb 14, 2022
This year’s halftime show was EPIC. Sooo much better than last year’s trash.
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Level 53
Feb 15, 2022
No 50 Cent?
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Level 66
Apr 3, 2022
Why would you use the year, instead of the Super Bowl in which they performed?