Justin Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl half-time show on 4 February, 2018. Fourteen years after his notorious wardrobe malfunction performance with Janet Jackson, the "Can't Stop the Feeling" singer will take the halftime show stage early next year for the third time, meaning the singer will have performed at the sporting event more than any other solo artist.
The Academy Award-nominated musician took to Twitter to confirm the news during an appearance on The Jimmy Fallon Show:
The National Football League (NFL) and Pepsi, the official sponsor, also confirmed the news on their social media channels:
It’s official: @jtimberlake is taking the #PepsiHalftime stage at #SBLII Tune into #SNF tonight for the full scoop & we’ll see you on Feb 4! pic.twitter.com/7jLgYY38YF— Pepsi™ (@pepsi) October 23, 2017
Timberlake made an appearance during the 2017 Super Bowl commercials with actor Christopher Walken for a Bai Antioxidant Infusions water commercial. The ad featured a satirical, dramatic reading of *NSYNC's "Bye Bye Bye."
Recent rumours have speculated that Timberlake is to release a new album in the first quarter of the New Year, which would tie in with the 36-year old singers performance.
The Super Bowl is the most watched televised sporting event with more than 100 million tuning in worldwide. Previous performers include Katy Perry, Beyonce, Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Madonna and the Black Eyed Peas.