Rihanna and Lady Gaga among top-watched Super Bowl halftime show performances in history

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Fans are gearing up for a large nighttime of football, intermezo and euphony as Super Bowl LVIII game time is here. 

Although galore viewers will person their eyes locked connected their screens for the large game, a batch of fans besides clamor for nan Super Bowl’s large intermezo spectacle – nan halftime show. The Super Bowl halftime show has seen monolithic stars complete nan years, and Usher will beryllium nan latest to header successful 2024. 

With complete 50 years of Super Bowl halftime shows, galore star-studded performances person shocked and saturated fans. Shows headlined by Prince, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and nan collaborative capacity betwixt Shakira and Jennifer Lopez are often regarded arsenic immoderate of nan champion done nan years.

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Take a look backmost astatine nan 5 halftime performances pinch nan astir viewership, according to Billboard. 

Rihanna performed astatine Super Bowl LVII wherever nan Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles faced disconnected for nan Lombardi trophy. Her capacity astatine State Farm Stadium successful Glendale, Arizona accumulated 121.017 cardinal viewers.

During nan performance, Rihanna played hits including "Only Girl (in nan World)," "We Found Love" and "Work." 

It is communal for headliners to bring retired astonishment guests during their show. It came arsenic a daze that Rihanna made nan determination not to bring retired a guest. However, her capacity did not travel pinch a deficiency of surprises.

Rihanna performed successful an outfit showcasing her babe bump, revealing her gestation pinch A$AP Rocky. 

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Katy Perry held nan grounds for most-viewed halftime show for galore years earlier Rihanna took nan apical spot aft her 2023 performance. 

Perry performed astatine Super Bowl XLIX, wherever 121 cardinal viewers watched nan singer. Her capacity featured nan Arizona State University marching band, pinch Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliot joining Perry arsenic astonishment performers

Perry's shows are often filled pinch royal ocular displays, props, dancers and eye-catching outfits. Her halftime show was nary different. Right from nan beginning, Perry group a precocious modular for early halftime shows, riding successful connected a aureate mechanical lion. 

During nan show, Perry sang instrumentality favorites including "Roar," "California Gurls," "I Kissed A Girl" and "Firework."

Lady Gaga performed astatine NRG Stadium successful Houston, Texas for nan Super Bowl LI halftime show, pinch 117.5 cardinal tuning successful from home. 

The show started pinch a pre-recorded spot of Gaga connected nan tile of nan stadium, singing patriotic anthems for illustration "God Bless America" and "This Land Is Your Land," pinch drones down her forming nan American flag. 

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"Poker Face, "Born This Way," "The Edge of Glory" and "Just Dance" were each connected nan setlist for this performance.  

This halftime capacity included nary typical guests, but it did characteristic Gaga flying astir nan stadium pinch nan thief of cables. 

Coldplay's halftime capacity amassed 115.5 cardinal viewers. 

The British set – headed by Chris Martin – shared nan spotlight pinch Beyoncé and Bruno Mars during nan halftime extravaganza successful 2016, which evolved into a 50th day tribute to Super Bowl shows.

Bruno Mars took nan shape arsenic nan headliner for Super Bowl XLVIII. 

Mars opened up his group pinch "Billionaire," and continued connected pinch deed songs including "Locked Out of Heaven," "Treasure" and "Just nan Way You Are." 

The Red Hot Chilli Peppers joined Mars connected shape to execute nan opus "Give It Away."

On apical of being connected of nan most-viewed shows successful halftime history, Mars is besides nan youngest personification to day to header a Super Bowl performance.