After rumors surfaced that Justin Timberlake would perform at the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime show, the pop star has confirmed that the speculation is true. With the help of Jimmy Fallon, he announced that he will take to the stage February 4 in Minneapolis.
Timberlake will mark his return to the Super Bowl 14 years after his controversial appearance, where he exposed Janet Jackson’s right breast in what was dubbed a “wardrobe malfunction.” Subsequently, the FCC cracked down on objectionable broadcast material, fines per indecency violation were raised, and in the following years older rock stars like Paul McCartney, the Who, the Rolling Stones, and Tom Petty performed.
In recent years, younger pop stars have taken to the stage again with Lady Gaga performing last year and Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, and Coldplay headlining in 2016.
Justin Timberlake’s last album was 2013’s The 20/20 Experience. Earlier this year, it was revealed that the singer was in the studio with Timbaland and Pharrell, likely working on music for a new project. He had a hit song last year with “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” which you can revisit below.
In other music news, Justin Bieber just got a new torso tattoo. Check it out in all its glory right here.
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