Dr Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Mary J Blige and Snoop Dogg to perform at Super Bowl
Dr Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Mary J Blige and Snoop Dogg will headline this season’s Super Bowl LVI half-time show.
The acts, who have won 43 Grammys between them, will perform on the same stage for the first time in Inglewood, California, in February at the new SoFi stadium. It will be the first time that Los Angeles has hosted the Super Bowl in 30 years.
“The opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl LVI half-time show, and to do it in my own back yard, will be one of the biggest thrills of my career,” said Dr Dre in a statement. On Instagram, he later referred to it as a performance that “will introduce the next saga of my career.” Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar also hail from Los Angeles. In an Instagram post, Eminem called it “Dre day in February”.
The performance marks the third year of a collaboration between sponsors Pepsi, NFL and Roc Nation, the company founded by Jay-Z in 2008. The partnership will also have a philanthropic element over the next year, with help launching a new high school in Los Angeles, based on the USC Iovine and Young Academy, a program founded by Jimmy Iovine and Dr Dre that focuses on integrated design, technology and entrepreneurship.
Jay-Z has called the show “history in the making” and has promised that the combined acts will deliver “a performance of a lifetime”.
The news comes soon after Lamar’s announcement that a new album is on the way. His last album Damn won him the Pulitzer prize in music.
Last year’s half-time act was The Weeknd, who recently released a documentary detailing the behind-the-scenes production.