Maroon 5 announced as Super Bowl half-time performers


It's official: As Variety reported back in September, Maroon 5 will headline the Super Bowl halftime show in Atlanta on February 3, and the group will be joined by rapper Travis Scott and former Outkast member Big Boi.

Rapper Big Boi of Outkast performs onstage during Star 94.1 Jingle Jam, Dec. 12, 2018, in Atlanta.

The Girls Like You band's big news about Super Bowl LII in Atlanta was confirmed via People on Sunday.

Maroon 5 have sold more than 53 million albums and 48 million singles and set a record for the most No. 1 singles (nine) by a group in the 20-year history of the top-40 chart. Several artists including Rihanna, Cardi B, Jay Z, and Lauryn Hill have reportedly declined to perform at the halftime show, opting to stand solidarity with National Football League player Colin Kaepernick who faced backlash after kneeling in protest of police brutality.

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Despite the agreement, Scott's performance was received with its fair share of negativity, including from Black Panther's Michael B. Jordan, who told TMZ that his performance goes against what the rapper stands for.

Maroon Five and Big Boi marked the occasion by sharing his excitement via Twitter. "I know being an artist that it's in my power to inspire". With the NFL, Scott made a $500,000 donation to Van Jones' Dream Corps.

A second source involved in the conversations also told ET that the NFL actually approached both Rihanna and Pink - who sang the National Anthem ahead of Super Bowl LII back in February - to perform at halftime early on, but because the negotiations took so long, both women made a decision to move on.

Some of the biggest names in music and entertainment have performed at Super Bowl halftime shows over the years, including Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, and Bruce Springsteen just to name a few.