The Super Bowl halftime show is one of the most coveted stages that any musician can perform on. From Michael Jackson, to Beyoncé, to the Rolling Stones, some of the world’s top acts have graced the world with flashy and memorable sets, and some even featured surprise guests on a song or two.
Well now one of those previous guests will be headlining the Super Bowl LII Halftime Show, as Justin Timberlake has been officially announced as the main entertainer.
Timberlake revealed he’d be the halftime performer in a comical video with Jimmy Fallon, who’s notably good friends with the former N*SYNC member.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) October 23, 2017
The pop star famously made his debut on the Super Bowl stage back in 2004, when a wardrobe malfunction with then headliner Janet Jackson took the world by storm. Now in 2018, Timberlake will be seeking redemption, hoping to make his second appearance more memorable than his last.
The 36-year-old singer hasn’t released an album since 2013 when he put out “The 20/20 Experience,” but his single “Can’t Stop The Feeling” from last year has been as popular as anything he’s released.
When one particular fan asked him when new music was coming, he simply responded that it’s “on the way.” It would not be surprising if new material makes its way out prior to the Super Bowl in February, and then debuts on the live stage.
It’s yet to be known who Timberlake will bring with him to Minneapolis, but it’s already been reported that Janet Jackson would in fact be interested in joining him. We’ll just have to wait and see what surprises JT has in store, as it’s sure to be a mesmerizing spectacle.