Kendrick Lamar Named 2018 CFP National Championship Halftime Show Performer

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistDecember 19, 2017

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14:  Kendrick Lamar performs onstage at Rihanna's 3rd Annual Diamond Ball Benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on September 14, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Clara Lionel Foundation)
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The College Football Playoff National Championship Game will have some added flair with Kendrick Lamar as part of the halftime show. 

Per Angela Yang of ESPN Media Zone, the outlet announced Tuesday that Lamar will be the featured musical act at halftime of the Jan. 8 college football title game. 

"Having the opportunity to perform at halftime of what will surely be the best game of the year between two deserving universities is truly an honor," Lamar said. "Thank you, ESPN, for having me be the first halftime performer ever at the College Football Playoff National Championship."

In May, it was announced that ESPN and the College Football Playoff were looking for a musical act to perform at halftime of the national championship game.

Lamar's concert will take place at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, located near the site of this year's title game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. 

As noted in the original announcement earlier this year, the marching bands for both participating teams will still perform as part of the halftime festivities. 

The 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship will feature the winners of the Rose Bowl (Georgia vs. Oklahoma) and Sugar Bowl (Alabama vs. Clemson), each of which will be played on New Year's Day.

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