Here’s a full look back at ALL the Super Bowl halftime performers of all time—from the iconic kiss to the nip slip and more

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The Super Bowl stands out as the most significant game annually, yet, for a brief 15-minute interlude during halftime, the football field transforms into the nation’s grandest stage for an artist assigned with captivating over 100-million viewers. Describing the experience, Usher, set to headline the Super Bowl 58 halftime show at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Feb 11, remarked, “This is the most magnificent stage one could ever perform on. It’s a lifelong honor to finally mark a Super Bowl performance off my bucket list.”

“This is the most magnificent stage one could ever perform on. It’s a lifelong honor to finally mark a Super Bowl performance off my bucket list.”

Usher, set to perform at the Super Bowl 58 halftime show at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Feb. 11, 2024.

Usher will join a prestigious list including Beyoncé, Prince, Madonna, U2, Janet, Rihanna, and numerous others who have left an indelible mark on the Super Bowl halftime stage, securing their places in history.

The inaugural Super Bowl took place in 1967, showcasing halftime entertainment provided by college marching bands—an established custom for the yearly event. It wasn’t until Michael Jackson’s 1993 performance that the contemporary tradition of featuring a headline performer was introduced.

Over the years, the halftime show has undergone transformations, occasionally generating more buzz for unexpected moments than the musical performances themselves. Examples include Diana Ross’ memorable helicopter exit in 1996, Janet Jackson’s wardrobe mishap (the iconic nip slip) in 2004, and Rihanna’s revelation of her pregnancy in 2023.

Here is the full list of Super Bowl Halftime performances broken down by decade:

2020’s, Super Bowl halftime performances

2024, Super Bowl LVIII: Usher (Allegiant Stadium; Las Vegas, NV)

2023, Super Bowl LVII: Rihanna (State Farm Stadium; Glendale, AZ)