The Super Bowl is the NFL’s crown jewel event, but the halftime show doesn’t always come with the same energy.
But based on the performers alone, this year has a chance to be different:
43 Grammys, 19 No. 1 Billboard albums and 5 legendary artists on the biggest stage in Los Angeles for the #SBLVI #PepsiHalftime show. 🎤 @drdre @SnoopDogg @Eminem @maryjblige @kendricklamar @pepsi @RocNation @NBCSports pic.twitter.com/THypGkS2si
— NFL (@NFL) September 30, 2021
Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige are sharing the stage for the Super Bowl LVI halftime show. We were tuning into the game for obvious reasons. But we’re definitely not taking a halftime nap this year. Not with that collection of talent blasting the hits over the So-Fi Stadium speakers.
We’re looking at 43 Grammys and 19 No. 1 albums doing it on one stage in one night. You had to figure West Coast legends would get a chance to headline a show just outside of Los Angeles, and we’re getting that with Snoop, Dre, and Kendrick all on the same stage. Marshall Mathers and Mary J. Blige are icons in their own right, even if they are’t representing the West. All in all, it’s a shaping up to be a darn good show. And that’s before we even know who’s playing in the game.
Hey, Bears … turn it around! And maybe you’ll get a chance to be in the building with those greats.
In the meantime, if anyone needs help building a set list, I’m a former wedding DJ who claims to be America’s greatest playlist builder. And I won’t even complicate things by playing the deep cuts. Give the people “Gin and Juice,” “Nuthin’ But a G Thang,” “The Next Episode,” “DNA,” “Family Affair,” and “Lose Yourself” and we can go from there.