SANTA CLARA, Calif. (WIVB) — With every Super Bowl comes a halftime show. News 4 is taking a look back at some of the biggest shows over the years.
Bills fans will remember 1993, when Michael Jackson performed in the middle of the showdown between Buffalo and the Dallas Cowboys in Pasadena, California. Jackson performed his biggest hits, including “Billie Jean.”
As the Super Bowl continued to get bigger, so did the halftime performances.
Aerosmith is a huge name on its own. Steven Tyler and the rest of the gang had some help for Super Bowl 35, however. They were joined by Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and N-Sync.
Justin Timberlake started with N-Sync, then became part of the most controversial halftime show in history — 2004 in Houston, Texas — the last time the Panthers were in the Super Bowl. That was the year of the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” performance.
Following that, the NFL chose some safe performing artists before putting Prince on the stage. As the rain fell, Prince rocked the crowd in Miami with his classics. That was the one Super Bowl Peyton Manning won. He now looks to get his second ring Sunday.
A few years later, Beyoncé lit up the stage in New Orleans. Her performance was so big that the lights literally went dark. You may remember this as the game that had the massive power outage shortly after half time.
She had some help from Destiny’s Child, her former group that created a number of hit songs through the 90s and early 2000s.
If you plan to stay home for the Super Bowl, you can watch the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers on WIVB. Coverage starts at 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 7. After the game, stay tuned for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert followed by News 4 at 11.