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    Here's Who Has Performed At The Super Bowl Halftime Show Over The Past 31 Years — Like, I Totally Forgot About Some Of These

    It really got kinda bland from 2005 to 2010, but things got better by the late 2010s.

    Yesterday, Rihanna essentially came out of music retirement when she announced she was going to be the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show performer.

    Twitter: @rihanna

    For context, starting in 1991, the halftime show became a really big thing with really big names. Before that, it was basically all marching bands.

    A halftime show as seen from the stands

    Because I was curious, here are all the Super Bowl performers from the past 31 years.

    A light show at a halftime show

    1991: New Kids on the Block

    NKOTB performing

    1992: Gloria Estefan

    Gloria performing

    1993: Michael Jackson

    Michael performing

    1994: Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, and the Judds

    Clint and Travis holding guitars
    Wynonna and Naomi holding hands

    They also had these cowgirl dancers:

    And it looks like Stevie Wonder came out at the end:

    Lisa Hartman Black and Clint singing with Stevie behind them

    1995: Tony Bennett and Patti LaBelle

    Toni and Patti performing

    1996: Diana Ross

    1997: The Blues Brothers, James Brown, and ZZ Top

    Jim Belushi and Dan Aykroyd performing with James

    Los Del Río of "Macarena" fame also opened the preshow:

    Los Del Río performing with dancers

    1998: Queen Latifah, Boyz II Men, Martha Reeves, the Temptations, and Smokey Robinson

    Smokey, Queen Latifah, etc, performing
    Boyz II Men performing
    Smokey up close performing
    The Temptations performing

    1999: Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and Savion Glover

    Stevie, Gloria, etc, performing

    And here's Big Bad Voodoo Daddy:

    Men in suits and wide-brimmed hats performing

    2000: Phil Collins, Toni Braxton, Christina Aguilera, and Enrique Iglesias

    Enrique and Christina performing
    Toni performing

    2001: Aerosmith and NSYNC with Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, and Nelly

    Justin Timberlake, Steven Tyler, Britney, and Nas
    Steven hugging Mary as they sing into a microphone

    2002: U2

    Bono showing the American flag design inside his jacket

    2003: Shania Twain, No Doubt, and Sting

    Shania performing
    Gwen Stefani and Sting hugging

    2004: Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake with P. Diddy, Nelly, and Kid Rock

    Janet and Justin performing
    Kid Rock wearing a US flag and performing
    Diddy and Nelly performing

    Jessica Simpson also introduced it*:

    Jessica smiling

    2005: Paul McCartney

    Paul performing

    2006: The Rolling Stones

    Mick Jagger and Keith Richards performing, with Charlie Watts behind them

    2007: Prince

    Prince holding his purple guitar and cupping his ear

    2008: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

    Tom smiling and playing guitar

    2009: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

    Bruce onstage in the middle of the crowd

    2010: The Who

    Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend performing

    2011: The Black Eyed Peas

    Fergie and other group members performing

    Usher and Slash also came out:

    Slash and Usher posing with the Black Eyed Peas

    2012: Madonna

    Madonna in dramatic headgear performing

    LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A., and CeeLo Green also came out:

    Madonna performing with LMFAO
    Madonna with CeeLo performing
    Madonna performing with Nicki and MIA

    2013: Beyoncé

    Beyonce performing

    Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams from Destiny's Child also came out:

    The Destiny's Child reunited members performing

    2014: Bruno Mars

    Bruno performing

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers also came out:

    Flea and Anthony Kiedis performing

    2015: Katy Perry

    Katy performing between two people in shark costumes

    Missy Elliott and Lenny Kravitz also came out:

    Katy with Missy performing
    Lenny in jeans with holes in the knees performing

    2016: Coldplay

    Chris Martin performing

    Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, and Mark Ronson also came out:

    Beyonce, Chris, and Bruno performing

    2017: Lady Gaga

    Gaga in high boots and shorts performing

    2018: Justin Timberlake

    Justin performing

    2019: Maroon 5

    A tattooed, shirtless Adam Levine performing

    Travis Scott and Big Boi also came out:

    Adam and Travis performing
    Adam and Big Boi performing

    2020: Shakira and Jennifer Lopez

    Shakira and JLo standing together onstage

    J Balvin and Bad Bunny also came out:

    J Balvin and JLo performing
    Shakira with Bad Bunny performing

    2021: The Weeknd

    The Weeknd standing in the hall of mirrors

    2022: Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar

    Eminem, Dr Dre, Mary, and Snoop performing, and 50 Cent behind them

    50 Cent was also there:

    The ensemble performing

    And 2023:

    Twitter: @rihanna