Maroon 5 and Travis Scott to perform at Super Bowl LIII halftime show
Last Updated: 18/01/19 11:03am
Three-time Grammy Award winners Maroon 5 have been officially announced as the headline act for the Super Bowl LIII halftime show in Atlanta.
Rapper and six-time Grammy nominee Travis Scott will perform with the band, and Atlanta native Big Boi will host the proceedings at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Maroon 5's role in the halftime show had been speculated for months, but there was no shortage of public outcry for the band to not do the show because of the controversies surrounding Colin Kaepernick and other players who have knelt for the national anthem.
An online petition filed at change.org and titled "Maroon 5: Drop Out of the Super Bowl Halftime Show" had nearly 85,000 signatures as of Sunday night.
Maroon 5 have sold more than 53m albums and 48m singles, and according to Nielsen Music, the band recently finished 2018 as the biggest act on US radio.
Last year's Super Bowl halftime show featured Justin Timberlake in his return after he was part of Janet Jackson's notorious "wardrobe malfunction" during the 2004 NFL title game.
The list of past Super Bowl halftime performers includes Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Madonna, Lady Gaga, The Who, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Prince, Paul McCartney, U2, Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.
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