Madonna Confirmed For Super Bowl Halftime Show!
After more than a month of rumors, NBC aired a commercial during Sunday Night Football that officially confirmed Madonna would perform at the XLVI Super Bowl halftime show!
The idea of a Madge-fronted halftime show first cropped up at the beginning of October, when SB Nation posted a report that the living legend was being courted by the NFL to deliver the first "edgy" halftime show since Janet Jackson's breast was exposed on live television in 2004, shoving the progressive program back into the (Rolling) stone age.
Paul McCartney immediately followed Jackson, while The Rolling Stones, Prince, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, The Who and The Black Eyed Peas have taken over the halftime show in subsequent years.
The timing couldn't be better since Madonna is prepping to launch a new album, and rocking the world's largest stage (last year, more than 150 million people watched the Green Bay Packers trounce The Steelers) is an easy way to vault back onto the public's radar.
According to a press release, Madonna has partnered with a creative team from Cirque du Soleil, Jamie King, and multimedia artists from Moment Factory, to create a signature performance. It's also rumored that Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., who are collaborating on at least one track for Madonna's upcoming album (reportedly called Give Me All Your Love), will also be a part of her halftime show, airing February 5.