Super Bowl halftime show 2023: Who is performing at Super Bowl 57 in Arizona?

By | February 9, 2023

Everything about the Super Bowl is an event. From media day to the pregame ceremonies to the halftime show to the commercial, and, of course, to the game itself, not a minute goes by without some form of entertainment. 

The halftime show tends to tie it all together, and the NFL routinely attracts some of the biggest names in music to perform. Last year, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre headlined the show in Los Angeles, while The Weeknd performed when the Buccaneers won Super Bowl 55 in Tampa. 

With the Chiefs and Eagles set to play for the Lombardi Trophy, the NFL has secured another prominent name to headline this year’s show at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

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Here’s all you need to know about this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, including the performers and a full list of past shows. 

Who is performing during halftime of Super Bowl 57?

Rihanna will perform at halftime of Super Bowl 57.

The NFL is going back to the traditional setup of a singular act after five different performers headlined last year’s Super Bowl halftime show, but if history is any indication, Rihanna will likely have some notable guests join her for the performance. Any guests will likely be announced at a later date. 

Rihanna is a nine-time Grammy Award winner and the second-best-selling female musician of all time.

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What time does the Super Bowl halftime show start?

The Super Bowl halftime show will likely start shortly after 8 p.m. ET. The game itself will kick off at about 6:30 p.m. and the first half should end about 90 minutes later.

Halftime at the Super Bowl lasts anywhere between 20 to 30 minutes, which is considerably longer than a normal game.

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Who is Rihanna?

Rihanna has been one of the most prominent entertainers in the United States and beyond for the past 15 years. The Barbados native is the second-best-selling female artist of all time behind only Madonna. Rihanna is also the wealthiest female musician with an estimated net worth of $1.4 billion. 

Rihanna is a nine-time Grammy award winner. She has produced numerous prominent songs over the years, including 14 that reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 list.

From “Umbrella” to “We Found Love” to “Love on the Brain,” Rihanna has a long list of hits that can be performed in Glendale, Ariz., during Super Bowl 57. 


Do performers get paid for the Super Bowl halftime show?

Super Bowl halftime performers do not get paid by the NFL in any way, but the league does cover the cost of the show’s production.

The NFL estimated that Super Bowl 56 was watched by 208 million people in the United States when factoring in the number of people watching in group settings. The massive audience and exposure is enough to convince some of the biggest names in music to perform. 

Who is singing the national anthem at Super Bowl 57?

Country superstar Chris Stapleton will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before Super Bowl 57. 

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History of Super Bowl halftime show performers

Super Bowl Year Performer(s)
1 1967 “Super Sighs and Sounds” with University of Arizona and Grambling State University bands
2 1968 Grambling State University band
3 1969 “America Thanks” with Florida A&M University band and Miami-area high school bands
4 1970 “Tribute to New Orleans” with Southern University band, Al Hirt, Lionel Hampton, Doc Severinsen, Marguerite Piazza
5 1971 Southeast Missouri State band
6 1972 “Salute to Louis Armstrong” with Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Channing, Al Hirt and U.S. Marine Corps Drill Team
7 1973 “Happiness Is…” with University of Michigan Band, Andy Williams and Woody Herman
8 1974 “A Musical America” with University of Texas Band
9 1975 “Tribute to Duke Ellington” with Mercer Ellington and Grambling State University bands
10 1976 “200 Years and Just a Baby: A Tribute to America’s Bicentennial” featuring Up With People
11 1977 “It’s a Small World” by Walt Disney Productions including spectators waving colored placards on cue
12 1978 “From Paris to the Paris of America” with Pete Fountain, Al Hirt and The Apache Band
13 1979 “Salute to the Caribbean” with Ken Hamilton and various bands
14 1980 “A Salute to the Big Band Era” featuring Up With People
15 1981 “A Mardi Gras Festival” with Pete Fountain and the Southern University band
16 1982 “A Salute to the 60’s and Motown” featuring Up With People
17 1983 “KaleidoSUPERscope” (a kaleidoscope of color and sound, also featuring spectator-held colored placards)
18 1984 “Salute to the Superstars of the Silver Screen” from Walt Disney Productions
19 1985 “A World of Children’s Dreams” featuring Tops in Blue
20 1986 “Beat of the Future” featuring Up With People
21 1987 “Salute to Hollywood’s 100th Anniversary and The Land of Make Believe”, a Disney production featuring high school bands
22 1988 “Something Grand” featuring Chubby Checker, 88 grand pianos, the Rockettes, and the USC and San Diego State bands
23 1989 “BeBop Bamboozled” featuring 3-D effects
24 1990 “Salute to New Orleans” and 40th Anniversary of Peanuts’ characters, featuring Doug Kershaw, Doug Kershaw and Irma Thomas
25 1991 “A Small World Salute to 25 Years of the Super Bowl” featuring New Kids on the Block
26 1992 “Winter Magic” featuring Gloria Estefan and figure skaters Brian Boitano and Dorothy Hamill
27 1993 “Heal the World” featuring Michael Jackson
28 1994 “Rockin’ Country Sunday” featuring Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, Wynonna and Naomi Judd
29 1995 “Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye” featuring Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, the Miami Sound Machine
30 1996 “Take Me Higher: A Celebration of 30 Years of the Super Bowl” featuring Diana Ross
31 1997 “Blues Brothers Bash” featuring Dan Akroyd, John Goodman, James Belushi, James Brown and ZZ Top
32 1998 “A Tribute to Motown’s 40th Anniversary” including Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, Martha Reeves and The Temptations
33 1999 “Celebration of Soul, Salsa and Swing” featuring Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Savion Glover
34 2000 “A Tapestry of Nations” featuring Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias and Toni Braxton
35 2001 “The Kings of Rock and Pop” featuring Aerosmith and NSYNC with guests Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and Nelly
36 2002 U2
37 2003 Shania Twain and No Doubt with guest Sting
38 2004 “Choose or Lose” featuring Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Kid Rock, P. Diddy, Nelly and Jessica Simpson
39 2005 Paul McCartney
40 2006 The Rolling Stones
41 2007 Prince
42 2008 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
43 2009 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
44 2010 The Who
45 2011 The Black Eyed Peas with guests Usher and Slash
46 2012 Madonna with guests Cee Lo Green, LMFAO, M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj
47 2013 Beyoncé with guests Destiny’s Child
48 2014 Bruno Mars with guests Red Hot Chili Peppers
49 2015 Katy Perry with guests Missy Elliott and Lenny Kravitz
50 2016 Coldplay with guests Beyoncé and Bruno Mars
51 2017 Lady Gaga
52 2018 Justin Timberlake
53 2019 Maroon 5 with guests Travis Scott and Big Boi
54 2020 Shakira and Jennifer Lopez with guests Bad Bunny and J Balvin
55 2021 The Weeknd
56 2022 Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar