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How many people said no to the Super Bowl Halftime Show before Usher said yes?
September 24th, 2023 under Super Bowl. [ Comments: none ]

Apple Music and the NFL announced this morning that Usher is headlining the Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show on CBS on February 11th.

“Usher is the ultimate artist and showman. Ever since his debut at the age of 15, he’s been charting his own unique course. Beyond his flawless singing and exceptional choreography, Usher bares his soul,” said Jay-Z.

Usher hasn’t had a Top 10 hit on the Billboard 200 since 2012. So you have to wonder how many people rejected the offer before him. Considering U is the 21st letter in the alphabet. That is a lot of musicians.

Poor Vanilla Ice was so close to getting his big chance.


Would Ed Sheeran do the Super Bowl Halftime Show
August 17th, 2023 under Super Bowl. [ Comments: none ]

Ed Sheeran is one of the biggest Rock Stars in the World, so it would make sense that people would want him to do the Super Bowl Halftime Show.

One of those people is Andy Cohen, so the Sirius-XM host asked the singer if he would do it. And the answer is yes and no.

What? He would do it if he was a guest, but he would not do it by himself. Why? He said, “I don’t have pizazz.” “Like, all of these amazing performers [Prince, Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Beyoncé]. I’m just not that. I’m not gonna have dancers on stage. I’m not gonna have fireworks and blah blah.”

As perfect as I think he would be, he is not wrong. You need to go big or go home. And he is not a go-big sort of guy.

He would be lame like Coldplay was when they got the gig. That band really needed Sheeran to save them. But it didn’t work out for whatever reason. That’s Sheeran almost joined them on the football field.


CODA’s Troy Kotsur will sign the national anthem at the Super Bowl
February 9th, 2023 under Super Bowl. [ Comments: none ]

What a year Troy Kotsur is having. First, he won several awards, including an Oscar, for his role in CODA. And now, on Sunday, the Mesa native is going to sign the national anthem at the Super Bowl in Arizona.

“I’m going to play the character of Francis Scott Key, who wrote the national anthem,” Kotsur told 3TV/CBS 5. “And I plan to tell it from his perspective in the way that I’m signing it, so I really analyzed his history when he was writing this song so I am going to become like him and what he saw during the war.”

Kotsur wants young deaf kids to see his performance and know they can do anything he has done.


The NFL found love with Rihanna for the Super Bowl Halftime Show
September 25th, 2022 under Rihanna, Super Bowl. [ Comments: none ]

On Thursday, the NFL announced that they teamed up with Apple Music to sponsor the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Today, we found out who will be singing for their first joint show together.

So get the umbrella-ella-ellas ready because it is Rihanna. Seth Dudowsky, NFL Head of Music, said, “Rihanna is a once in a generation artist who has been a cultural force throughout her career. We look forward to collaborating with Rihanna, Roc Nation and Apple Music to bring fans another historic Halftime Show performance.”

They got it right because the new mom is going to hit out of the park. I know that is a baseball term, but it works here.

The Super Bowl airs on February 12th.


Apple Music scores a touchdown
September 23rd, 2022 under Super Bowl. [ Comments: 10 ]

Pepsi is out. Apple Music is in. As in, the latter is the new sponsor of the Super Bowl Halftime Show.

“We are proud to welcome Apple Music to the NFL family as our new partner for the iconic Super Bowl Halftime Show,” said Nana-Yaw Asamoah, SVP of Partner Strategy for the NFL. “We couldn’t think of a more appropriate partner for the world’s most-watched musical performance than Apple Music, a service that entertains, inspires, and motivates millions of people around the world through the intersection of music and technology.”

It will be interesting to see what musical artists they will get to entertain us on February 12th. I am hoping they can convince Bon Jovi to change their minds, and do music’s most watched night of the year. If not them, then Lizzo!!!


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