The NFL is showing off a little Hollywood love for Superbowl 56.
The league announced on Thursday a lengthy list of performers for the 2022 Pepsi Halftime Show in Inglewood, Calif. The Super Bowl is scheduled to take place in California for the first time in over 30 years, hosted by SoFi Stadium, the $5 billion home of the Rams and Chargers that opened in 2020.
Just three weeks into the 2021 NFL season, Eminem was the first to break the news about what will likely be the most hip-hop focused halftime show performance yet. He announced on Twitter that he will be performing alongside three of California’s rap legends on the national stage for the very first time.
“Artists like Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg were at the forefront of the West Coast hip hop revolution, so to be able to bring them back to LA, where it all began alongside Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar will prove to be an epic, unforgettable celebration of the impact hip hop has today,” Pepsi vice president Todd Kaplan said in the NFL’s announcement.
“The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show has become a landmark cultural moment, bringing about some of the most iconic performances over the years – from JLo and Shakira to Lady Gaga to The Weeknd – and we are thrilled to bring together such an incredible array of talented, record-breaking musicians to put on a performance for the ages.”
The Super Bowl will be held on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2022 — a week later than normal due to the NFL’s expanded schedule.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the Super Bowl 56 Halftime Show performers.
Super Bowl halftime performers 2022
- Dr. Dre
- Snoop Dogg
- Mary J. Blige
- Kendrick Lamar
Totaling six Grammy Awards, Dr. Dre is slated to headline the Pepsi Halftime Show. He produced several records of the other performing rappers, and 16 of his records hit the Billboard Top 100.
“The opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime show, and to do it in my own backyard, will be one of the biggest thrills of my career,” Dr. Dre said in the release. “I’m grateful to JAY-Z, Roc Nation, the NFL, and Pepsi as well as Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar for joining me in what will be an unforgettable cultural moment.”
Despite being a Detroit native, Eminem has made several strides. With 15 Grammy Awards and over 92 songs on the Billboard Top 100 throughout his career, this rap legend will likely draw a huge audience.
Mary J. Blige
With nine Grammy Awards and over 40 Top 100 songs, Mary J. Blige takes the stage as the only woman performing in the 2022 Pepsi Halftime Show.
After headlining the West Coast rap revolution, Snoop Dogg will take the stage to perform alongside California music icons.
Shortly after announcing a new album, Kendrick Lamar is joining his fellow California legends on the national stage.