It's official - Katy Perry will be headlining the Super Bowl Halftime Show this season! She has already released a funny and very intriguing, magical video with Pepsi teasing her perfomance (attached here). Will there be edible glitter? Unicorns? A pegasus? Drum-playing robots? Kittens? Whatever it is, it will surely have some sass and glamour!
Bob Costas made the announcement during the Cowboys-Giants Sunday Night Football game. The Super Bowl will take place February 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona and be broadcast on NBC.
The pop singer, known for hits such as "California Gurls," "Teenage Dream," "Firework" and others, is getting this new honor right on the heels of scoring big at the American Music Awards. There she won three awards, including Single of the Year for No. 1 hit "Dark Horse," Favorite Female Artist: Pop/Rock and Favorite Artist: Adult Contemporary.
The NFL is now definitely showing that it's ready to feature more contemporary artists and has gotten over its trauma over Janet Jackson's infamous "wardrobe malfunction," after which officials opted for very safe, "retro" and decidedly male acts for a while. You can see their trajectory back into the hit contemporary artist bracket by looking at the performances after Janet Jackson:
2005: Paul McCartney
2006: The Rolling Stones
2008: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
2009: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
2010: The Who
2011: The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash
2012: Madonna, LMFAO, Cirque du Soleil, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A., Cee Lo Green, Andy Lewis
2013: Beyoncé, Destiny's Child
2014: Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chili Peppers
2015: Katy Perry!
Even though her music isn't what I listen to on a day-to-day basis, I'm already excited and intrigued about what she will bring to the spectacle. She does know how to put on a show!