Rappers Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Dr Dre, and Snoop Dogg, along with R&B singer Mary J. Blige will play the halftime show at next year’s Super Bowl in southern California, the National Football League (NFL) announced on Thursday, September 30.
“The opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show, and to do it in my own backyard, will be one of the biggest thrills of my career,” Dr. Dre said in a statement.
The game will be played on February 13 in the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood. Dre, Lamar, and Snoop Dogg are all natives of the area.
The five artists have a total of 43 Grammys, and 19 Number One Billboard albums.
Rapper Jay-Z, whose Roc Nation group helps to put the show together, said in a statement the performance by the five would be “history in the making.”
The Super Bowl is the most watched TV broadcast annually, drawing an audience of about 100 million people and attracting the world’s top music talent.