The five musicians, who together have been awarded 43 Grammys and created 22 Billboard No. 1 albums, will come together on stage for the first time on February 13, 2022 for Super Bowl 56, to be held on SoFi. Stadium in Inglewood, California. .
The show will be produced by Roc Nation, the entertainment company founded by Jay-Z.
In the statement announcing the show, Jay-Z said: “Dr. Dre, a musical visionary from Compton, Snoop Dogg, a Long Beach icon, and Kendrick Lamar, a young musical pioneer in his own right, also from Compton, will take the field. central to a once-in-a-lifetime performance. “
“They will be joined by the lyrical genius, Eminem and the eternal queen, Mary J. Blige,” he continued. “This is Pepsi’s Super Bowl halftime show. This is history in the making.”
Dr. Dre emerged from the West Coast gangster rap scene along with Eazy-E and Ice Cube to help form the group NWA, which left a major mark on the culture and hip-hop music industry with controversial lyrics. and groundbreaking production in the late 1980s.
She is responsible for giving birth to rap stars like Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Lamar. Dre also produced Blige’s number one song, “Family Affair.”
“The opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show, and do it in my own backyard, will be one of the greatest thrills of my career,” Dr. Dre said in the statement.
The seven-time Grammy winner added that his halftime performance will be an “unforgettable cultural moment.”
The Super Bowl returns to the Los Angeles area for the first time since 1993. It is the third year of collaboration between the NFL, Pepsi and Roc Nation.
Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Blige and Lamar join a list of celebrated musicians who have played during Super Bowl halftime shows, including Beyoncé, Madonna, Coldplay, Katy Perry, U2, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and most recently El fin de semana.
The Super Bowl will air on NBC and Telemundo, and will air on Peacock. NBC Universal, which operates NBC, Telemundo and Peacock, is also the parent company of NBC News.
The Associated Press contributed.