After Jay-Z's NFL Deal, Here Are Fans' Top Picks to Headline 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show


After Jay-Z's NFL Deal, Here Are Fans' Top Picks to Headline 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show

People have also started making speculation about who will be taking the stage at the Super Bowl LIV halftime show in Miami Gardens, Florida on February 2, 2020.

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Super Bowl has always been an event that people all around the United States look forward to the most. Not only the exciting game, but the halftime show is something that they highly anticipate due to its headliners’ stunning performance. From the set list to the stage, every artist who is tapped as the headliner often stuns both the audience and viewers at home so much that their set becomes legendary.

Big names like Lady GaGa and Katy Perry are some of the examples whose halftime performances leave a special spot in everyone’s hearts. While the “Shallow” singer wowed everyone when she jumped off the roof of NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, the “Roar” hitmaker put on a quirky, yet memorable performance, making an entrance by using a 40-foot animatronic lion.

Now that the announcement for the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show headliner is approaching closer, people have started making speculation or simply letting out their opinion about which singers who should headline the annual event. And with Jay-Z recently signing a deal with NFL, the anticipation is getting stronger.

Below, we have listed several singers who are most anticipated to headline Super Bowl LIV halftime show in Miami Gardens, Florida on February 2, 2020. Check it out.

1. Mariah Carey


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Mariah Carey has been around in the music industry longer than some Super Bowl headliners like Katy Perry, Lady GaGa and Bruno Mars, so the fact that she has never ever headlined the event just made her fans demand for her to be the headliner even more. They have created several petitions to NFL to tap the singing diva to do the show for several years, and despite their continuous fail, they never give up and do it again.

One even directly tagged NFL in a tweet and wrote, “Hey @nfl why don’t you get a diva whose career spans over three decades for the show this year? That’s right, let’s see @MariahCarey at the #halftime show in 2020.” Another said, “I will only forgive you if you pick Mariah Carey as the Super Bowl headliner.” Mariah herself expressed her interest to do the show back in 2018 when asked whether she would ever perform at the annual football event. She replied at the time, “I would love to!”

2. Missy Elliott


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Missy Elliott has performed at the Super Bowl halftime show before, though she wasn’t the headliner at the time. Now, people have been calling for her to finally headline the event especially after watching her spectacular performance at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards that many dubbed Super Bowl-worthy.

Flawlessly bringing both futuristic and jungle vibes during her set, Missy reminded everyone why she should be the next halftime show headliner with her legendary songs that included “Get Ur Freak On” and “Lose Control”. One even couldn’t contain his/her excitement and exclaimed, “MISSY ELLIOTT HAS TO PERFORM AT THE SUPER BOWL HALF TIME SHOW! STILL CANT GET OVER THAT VMA PERFORMANCE!” Meanwhile, another said, “Bro, this was f***in lit! Can we get Missy at the Super Bowl halftime show for the love of God??”

3. Taylor Swift


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Having broken numerous records with her music, Taylor Swift has basically proved that she is worthy enough to be considered as a Super Bowl headliner. Her fans apparently think the same, with some even speculating that the country-turned-pop superstar has hinted at her possible appearance at the annual event prior to releasing her new album “Lover”.

Some pointed out that Taylor making her fans watch the NFL draft before releasing “ME!” and Pepsi, the sponsor of halftime show, tweeting about “Lover” could be the hints that she would be announced as the next headliner. This speculation alone had already made many go into frenzy. “If Taylor does a super bowl concert like she did for SSN I’d literally gnaw my left arm to be there,” one wrote as someone exclaimed, “I JUST REALIZED TAYLOR COULD BE GETTING THE SUPER BOWL THIS YEAR.”

4. Pitbull


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The 2020 Super Bowl will be held in Miami, Florida, so it’s only natural that people want a Miami native to be the headliner of the halftime show. And when you talk about who is the best representative of the city, Pitbull naturally comes to mind. Having sold more than 60 million records worldwide and been dubbed Mr. Worldwide, the rapper has become one of people’s top choices to headline the show.

Someone was even convinced that there would be no other person who can headline the show other than Pitbull to the point where s/he launched a petition about it. “Pitbull is Mr. 305 and Mr. Worldwide. Pitbull needs to do the halftime show for Super Bowl LIV in Miami,” so the fan said in the petition, which had been signed by more than 2,500 people.

5. Rihanna


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Having a long list of hits that includes “Umbrella”, “Work” and “Love the Way You Lie”, Rihanna naturally becomes most people’s top choice when it comes to who should headline the upcoming halftime show. The anticipation only grew stronger when it was announced that Jay-Z would be taking part in the production, considering Rih is one of Roc Nation’s artists. Moreover, she is about to release her new album soon.

One fan pointed this out on Twitter, “Can y’all imagine Rihanna releasing her new album on 1/31/20 and then performing at the Super Bowl 2 days after? A CONCEPT AND MARKETING QUEEN.” Someone else echoed, “So, I guess Rihanna is the next Superbowl performer because Jay will strong arm that deal since she will drop her album soon.” Jay himself has previously addressed this speculation, though he played coy by saying, “You have to ask her. That’s a tough question.”

6. Jennifer Lopez


Jennifer Lopez
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Given how Miami and Latin music are something inseparable, people have been speculating that the NFL will bring a Latin musician to headline the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show. Surely enough, you can’t just leave out Jennifer Lopez‘s name among the best Latin stars in the Hollywood with her numerous hits and show-stopping performances.

Pointing out the fact that Jay-Z wanted to bring change with his participation in the upcoming event, one stressed that J.Lo is the kind of change that people need, given that a Latin artist has never headlined the event before. One other listed the reason why she need to headline the show, saying, “She is a showstopper, the biggest entertainer of our century WTH.” Making people want her as the next headliner more was the fact that she once expressed her interest in doing it, “Yeah, we’ve thought about the Super Bowl and it’s in Miami, it’s a big deal but we’ll see.”

7. Shakira


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Being born in Miami and having a lot of hits are just enough reasons for Shakira to be tapped as the headliner for the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show. The blonde beauty, whom people dub the Queen of Miami, is among people’s top three picks when it comes to the highly-anticipated event, with some even speculating that she might have signed the deal with NFL.

This speculation sparked because Shakira had been spending time in Miami for a while, leading people to think that she was there for the halftime show. It remains unknown whether or not the rumors are true, though it has successfully made people get their hopes up. “Shakira doing the super bowl , we all won omg , and american stans would start respecting her more,” someone wrote. One other, meanwhile, had already prepared to go to the event because of this.