No More Classic Rock; Black Eyed Peas Pick For Super Bowl Halftime

It’s been a while since we’ve seen anything hip hop-related at the Super Bowl halftime show. As a matter of fact, if you’re of the younger generation, you’re probably feeling like it’s been a while since you’ve wanted to watch a Super Bowl halftime show.

The Super Bowl odds makers originally projected that the classic rock theme – which has gone on since 2004 – would continue again in 2011 but to the delight of many, the group that will be performing at Super Bowl XLV is The Black Eyed Peas.

If you’re wondering what keyed off the classic rock run, just think back to 2004. It was a performance with Nelly, P. Diddy, Justin Timberlake and, of course, Janet Jackson. There was also a significant wardrobe malfunction and some nipple slippage, which led to Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, The Who and Tom Petty.

Now we get something a little more modern as The Black Eyed Peas should cover the palates of a number of different fans. They aren’t hardcore hip hop; they do have a definite infusion of pop and that should make it a fun show.

The Black Eyed Peas have previously done a couple of big football games, including the Super Bowl pre-game show in 2005 and also the halftime show of the Grey Cup, which is the championship game in the Canadian Football League.

Obviously, this stage will be one of the largest they have been on as over 230 countries will be watching with virtually all of North America as well. The Black Eyed Peas have sold over 28 million albums worldwide and are one of the most popular hip hop groups nowadays.

Super Bowl XLV will take place on February 6th, 2011.


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