Justin Timberlake Announced as Super Bowl LII Halftime Performer

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistOctober 23, 2017

Justin Timberlake performs at the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Franklin, Tenn. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
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The NFL formally announced Sunday that Justin Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl 52 halftime show at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 


Minnesota. @SuperBowl LII. February 4, 2018. @jtimberlake! #PepsiHalftime #SBLII https://t.co/XreajJiHJu

Timberlake posted a tweet of an announcement video featuring Jimmy Fallon before the NFL confirmed the news: 

Justin Timberlake @jtimberlake

I DO have the time. Half the time...#PepsiHalftime #SBLII @Pepsi @NFL @JimmyFallon @FallonTonight https://t.co/4Z4Dz29l3X

Us Weekly first reported Timberlake was "finalizing" a deal to star in the musical spectacle.

The Feb. 4 performance will mark Timberlake's first appearance at the Super Bowl since his infamous 2004 act, when he exposed Janet Jackson's breast in what was later termed a "wardrobe malfunction." 

Timberlake also performed at the Super Bowl 35 halftime show in 2001 alongside Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and Nelly as part of NSYNC. 

The 10-time Grammy Award winnerwho is in the process of working on his fifth solo album, according to US Weekly—has yet to divulge any plans regarding guest appearances.

Citing a source, US Weekly reported that, for the time being, there will be "no surprise performers."

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