Whether you’re a football fan or not, many people look forward to this event every year. Not only to see which team will be crowned the Super Bowl champions, but also to watch well-known musical artists carry out one of the biggest performances of their careers.
Artists Do Not Get Paid to Perform
Over the years, the biggest stars in music have taken the Super Bowl Halftime Show stage to give electrifying performances that remain the talk of the town.
In the past, artists like Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, even Beyoncé have performed during this annual tradition and have wowed fans with their show stopping acts.
While this event brings in millions of views every year, you can image our utter shock when we found out that musical artists aren’t paid a hefty amount of money to be the headlining entertainment.
It turns out that those celebs who perform during the Super Bowl Halftime Show don’t get paid at all and essentially just take on the headlining gig to promote themselves as musical artists.
Though artists aren’t paid for their performances, the NFL dishes out quite a lot of money on production costs.
NFL spokesperson Joanna Hunter previously explained to Forbes, “We do not pay the artists. We cover expenses and production costs.”
J.Lo and Shakira’s Performance is Going to be Unforgettable
Although they won’t get paid for headlining the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show, the amount of exposure Lopez and Shakira are getting will be so much better than a check.
The singers are set to take the stage on Feb. 2, 2020 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.
“I am excited,” J.Lo recently told Robert Pattinson as part of Variety‘s “Actors on Actors” series. “I think there’s not a musical artist in the world that doesn’t dream of performing at the Super Bowl.”
Instead, the singers are strategically planning out their setlist and performance details, and they can’t wait to wow fans with what they have in store.
So, performing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show actually pays off in the end and is just another amazing milestone in musical artists careers.