Expect Surprises: Justin Timberlake Headlines Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show

Pepsi Super Bowl LII halftime show will be headlined by pop superstar Justin Timberlake at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota.  This will be Timberlake’s third Super Bowl performance– more than any other single artist.  Timberlake has won four Emmys, ten Grammys, and, most recently, an Academy Award nomination for his hit “You’ve got This Feeling.”  He performed with NSYNC during the halftime of Super Bowl XXXV in 2001.  His second performance was with Janet Jackson at Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004.


In a sit-down interview earlier,  Timberlake talked about the “tons” of halftime shows in prepartion for his Sunday night performance.  While Timberlake jokes that his age will prevent him from flying or dropping from the ceiling.  The 36-year-old is most inspired by the performances that addressed what was going on in the world at the time and “made the hair on [his] neck stand up.” Timberlake would like to “put together a performance that feels like it unifies.”  The popstar also has a goal to get everyone dancing including getting “Al Michaels to shake his booty.”


Timberlake has kept quiet about other performers who may join him on the stage of the 65,000 capacity stadium.  Speculation about a possible NSYNC reunion has been shot down by former band member Joey Fatone when he told TMZ “I’m here right now.  If I was doing something, I’d be at rehearsals right now. There’s your proof.”

Justin Timberlake was first introduced to the world on Star Search and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  He rose to stardom as a member of global phenom boy band NSYNC.  He was able to make the rare continued climb to super-stardom as a solo artist.  Timberlake has also had an acting career including his Emmy winning performances on Saturday Night Live.  His recent success with his Grammy winning song in the animated movie Trolls has endeared him to an entirely new generation.


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