10 Artists We Want To See Perform In The Super Bowl Halftime Show!

Super Bowl Sunday means getting to watch the Halftime Show featuring Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and Mary J. Blige. The past years have given us some amazing performers which got us thinking about what artists we want to see take center stage in the future.

Super Bowl 2022 is here and so is the annual Halftime Show performance. This year we will see Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige collaborate onstage at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. We can’t help but wonder who will perform next year and in several years to come? Let’s take a look at 10 artists we believe should headline at future Super Bowl Halftime shows (in no particular order). 

Ariana Grande

From “The Way” to “Dangerous Woman” to “thank u, next” to “positions”, Ariana Grande has six albums worth of hits to choose from in a potential Super Bowl performance. The Grammy-winning performer has done many collaborations with other artists such as Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj, and Demi Lovato, who could possibly appear as special guests. Grande has done it all from acting, singing, coaching on The Voice, and creating her makeup line “r.e.m.beauty”, so performing at the Super Bowl would put another feather in her cap.


 Rihanna may have put her focus into other avenues such as “Fenty Beauty”, “Savage x Fenty”, and “Fenty Skin”, as well as recently announcing her pregnancy. However, Rihanna has proven her ability to put on an amazing show with her countless hit songs such as “Diamonds”, “Work”, “Only Girl”, and “Pon de Replay”. Not to mention that she has collaborated with artists Calvin Harris, Paul McCartney, and Kanye West. Rihanna is potentially one of the most sought-after performances from fans, so the Super Bowl could be the perfect place for her to make her return.

Taylor Swift

No explanation is needed; Taylor Swift is arguably one of the most successful female artists ever and can always put on a show. She has many hits on her 10 albums that also cover various genres from pop to country, which would appeal to many audiences. Swift has collaborated with Ed Sheeran and Bon Iver but has also featured many star-studded guests such as Hailee Steinfeld, Kendrick Lamar, and Ellie Goulding in her “Bad Blood” music video. With her success combined with the ability to entertain, Swift could be a fantastic Super Bowl Halftime performance.

Justin Bieber

Since his new album, “Justice”, Justin Bieber has consistently stayed at the top of the charts.  He has tons of hit songs throughout his many eras from “Baby”, to “Boyfriend”, to “What Do You Mean?”, to “Peaches”. Another edge that Bieber has is that he has collaborated with many artists such as The Kid LAROI, Chance the Rapper, Dan + Shay, benny blanco, Quavo, Post Malone, Jaden Smith, and many more. With Bieber having so many hit songs and collaborators plus his ability to put on a show, he would be a great candidate for the Super Bowl Halftime Show. 


Like many of the artists mentioned before, P!nk has many hit songs especially from her earlier albums “Try This”, “I’m Not Dead”, “Funhouse”, and “The Truth About Love”. However, what sets her apart are her in-person shows, where she creates impressive visuals through aerial work, acrobatics, and props. Though she has collaborated with artists such as Eminem and Nate Reuss, P!nk would be able to create enough entertainment to hold her own as a Super Bowl performer.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is known more for his soft pop sound, which may deter people from thinking he wouldn’t be able to hold his own at the Super Bowl. However, Ed Sheeran’s music is timeless and can appeal to any audience, which is key for every Super Bowl performance. His hit songs “Don’t”, “Shape of You”, and “Castle on the Hill” will give his audience contrast to his slower songs. Ed Sheeran has also collaborated with Macklemore, Taylor Swift, Camilla Cabello, Cardi B, Khalid, and more which could provide a variety of styles during his performance.


Drake is one of the most influential artists, constantly delivering quality music album after album. His singles “One Dance”, “God’s Plan”, and “Passionfruit” have reached over 1 billion streams on Spotify amongst other singles that are well into the millions. Drake has had countless collaborations with artists such as Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Rihanna, and more. His performance at the Super Bowl could be one to leave a lasting impact on spectators.

Elton John

Again, no explanation is necessary for this one. It is surprising that Elton John has not performed at the Super Bowl yet. Elton John is a legendary musician with many hits including “Rocket Man”, “Tiny Dancer”, and “Bennie and the Jets”. He would obviously appeal mostly to an older crowd having collaborated with Stevie Wonder, Stevie Nicks, and Leon Russell. However, recently he has collaborated with younger artists Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Charlie Puth, Lis Nas X, and more. Elton John’s Super Bowl performance could appeal to multiple generations. 

Miley Cyrus

Similar to Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus has gone through many musical eras from teen-pop Hannah Montana to now a pop and glam-rock performer with her new album “Plastic Hearts”. She has collaborated with countless types of artists from the Jonas Brothers, Britney Spears, Nelly, Dolly Parton, Billy Idol, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, and more. With such versatility to her talent, Miley Cyrus could appeal to many different audiences. Her talent plus her charismatic energy could make for a very entertaining Super Bowl Halftime Show performance. 

Post Malone

Last but certainly not least, Post Malone is one of the most popular artists today. He has several singles that have reached over 1 billion streams on Spotify including “Circles”, “Sunflower”, “rockstar”, “Congratulations”, “Better Now” and “Fall Apart”. His audience is very diverse, covering many age groups. He has collaborated with SZA, Halsey, Ozzy Osbourne, G-Eazy, and more. Post Malone is very creative not only in his music but also in his style and photoshoots, which could mean potentially amazing sets and visuals for his Super Bowl performance.

Let us know what performers you would want to see in future Super Bowl Halftime shows!

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Grace Deasy

Grace Deasy is a student at Pennsylvania State University, majoring in Advertising and minoring in Digital Media Trends and Analytics. She is currently an intern at AfterBuzz TV and Better Together with Maria Menounos.