While the Super Bowl may be an all male played spectacle, its the women of the Super Bowl that steal the show.
There have been 49 Super Bowl Sunday’s, and football teams have battled their hearts out on various football fields across the country, but it’s the music performances that have stuck with the audiences.
Individuals like Whitney Houston, Madonna, and Beyonce have taken to the Super Bowl stage, and also performed their hearts out for the sole purpose of entertaining the masses.
Whether you remember the famous wardrobe malfunction of a Jackson sister, or the blessing of the left shark by a certain California girl, the women of music have provided the NFL and audiences around the world a spectacle.
Beyonce’s haltime performance, according to Nielsen ratings, drew an estimated 104 million viewers, behind Madonna’s 112.5 million viewers.
This year’s halftime show features Coldplay, Bruno Mars and returning to the Super Bowl stage in California, Beyonce. Both Coldplay and Beyonce collaborated for the band’s newest album for the track “Hymn for the Weekend.” In Beyonce fashion she released a new video and song for “Formation,” which she is set to perform at the Super Bowl.
Also this year, Lady Gaga will perform the National Anthem to kick off Super Bowl 50.
So whether it be a remembrance of Whitney Houston’s 1991 or a new memory made at Super Bowl 50, the women of the Super Bowl are here to slay.
With 24 performances of the National Anthem come and gone, no artist has been able to duplicate what Houston presented at the Super Bowl in 1991. Touted by many as the best national anthems performed at the Super Bowl.
The “I Will Always Love You” singer left behind a legacy of powerful vocals and unparalleled talent, and the Super Bowl pre-show was just one notch on the list of accomplishments for Houston.
In 2013 Beyonce created a visually and audibly stunning 15 minute halftime performance at the Super Bowl. Complete with pyrotechnics, and seeing double Beyonce, the show also included surprise guests Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams for a Destiny’s Child mini reunion.
Beyonce is set to perform at this year’s halftime show with Coldplay and previous halftime performer Bruno Mars, ready to bring her “beyhive” into “Formation” for 2016.
The 1980s dancing queen, Janet Jackson, performed at the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show, with recent ex-NYSYNC alum Justin Timberlake. The “Rhythm Nation” singer performed a stylistic and rhythmic performance, but the infamous slip seen around the world overshadowed her performance.
Now a thing of the past, Jackson has risen from the ashes of media backlash and is set to tour the country this year.
The “Vogue” songstress took her stab at a Super Bowl halftime show in 2012, complete with theatrics and costumes. The infamous appearances by singers, and medley of Madonna classics made this a show to remember.
Madonna was joined on stage by LMFAO and M.I.A. as well as then newcomer to music, Nicki Minaj.
Katy Perry came out flaming for her Super Bowl halftime performance. A complete spectacle to be seen complete with a robotic monster of an animal, colorful beach scenes, and the infamous left shark, Perry captured audiences across the nation.
Complete with appearances from Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott, the “Teenage Dream” singer gave one of the most colorful halftime performances the Super Bowl had seen in a while.