Black Eyed Peas Selected For Super Bowl Halftime ShowBy Jeffrey Hyatt
Whereas last year’s Super Bowl halftime show was all about classic rock by way of a solid performance from The Who, this year should feature quite a bit more booty shakin’ grooves courtesy of the The Black Eyed Peas, who were announced as the featured performer for the Super Bowl XLV halftime show.
The Grammy award-winning group will perform Feb. 6 at Cowboys Stadium. The announcement was made Thursday during the Dallas Cowboys’ game against the New Orleans Saints.
The Super Bowl people could have anyone, really, but the selection of the Peas is interesting in that they represent the first act that doesn’t play ‘rock n’ roll’ since Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson’s went all boob crazy back in 2004. Good times.
The Black Eyed Peas are a solid choice, that is if you actually like the Black Eyed Peas. If not, now you know when to get more beer.
Personal taste aside, there’s no denying that the group’s success is quite impressive – even if that ‘humps’ song slowly but surely turned into the most annoying thing ever.
Since forming in 1995, six-time Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum Black Eyes Peas have sold more than 28 million albums worldwide and more than 30.8 million digital tracks.
Their new album, The Beginning, is set for release Tuesday. The foursome are also gearing up for a world tour set to kick-off next year.
The Black Eyed Peas join a strong list of recent halftime acts that includes the aforementioned Who, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and U2.
Are the Black Eyed Peas a good choice for your Super Bowl halftime entertainment?