Maroon 5 Confirmed for Super Bowl Halftime Show

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Maroon 5 will be headlining the halftime show for the 2019 Super Bowl.

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While the NFL has yet to discuss the news directly, Variety released a report confirming the performance from multiple sources earlier today. The pop-rock band will be following up this year’s performer, Justin Timberlake—an artist with a similar sound and style.

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The response to the chosen performer has been controversial. Many viewers believe that in tribute to this year’s Super Bowl location, Atlanta, the halftime performance should be given by a hip-hop artist.

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However, there is a bright side that could bring satisfaction to disappointed Atlanta natives. Speculations are swarming that the band might be joined on-stage by Cardi B and Travis Scott. After Maroon 5’s summer chart-topper, “Girls Like You”, the possibility is not far off.

Despite the criticism, Maroon 5 is bound to give a mind-blowing performance this Super Bowl season.