Multiple outlets are reporting that Maroon 5 have been tapped to headline the 2019 Super Bowl Halftime Show, though the NFL declined to confirm or deny those reports. How do you think the Adam Levine-fronted band will fare at the big game? Vote in our poll at the bottom of this post.
In a statement to Variety, the NFL said, “It’s a Super Bowl tradition to speculate about the performers for the Pepsi Halftime Show. We are continuing to work with Pepsi on our plans but do not have any announcements to make on what will be another epic show.”
Maroon 5 are in line with other pop-rock artists who have performed in recent years like Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake. They’re contemporary hit-makers with a deep enough catalog of songs to fill out such a major event. Their breakthrough came 16 years ago with their debut album “Songs About Jane” (2002), which spawned hits including “This Love” and “She Will Be Loved.”
They won the Grammy for Best New Artist in 2005, which they followed with two trophies for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “This Love” (2006) and “Makes Me Wonder” (2008). The latter song was also the band’s first number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, followed by additional chart-toppers “Moves Like Jagger” (2011) and “One More Night” (2012). Their latest song, “Girls Like You” featuring Cardi B, has been a fixture near the top of the charts all summer, lingering at number-two for weeks behind Drake‘s juggernaut “In My Feelings.”
In addition to his work with the band, Levine has been a reality TV star for seven years. He has been a coach on NBC’s singing competition “The Voice” every season since the series began in 2011. Now he’ll hope viewers turn their chairs around for him.