Justin Timberlake to headline half-time show for Super Bowl 2018 4 years ago

Justin Timberlake to headline half-time show for Super Bowl 2018

Justin Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl half-time show next year.

The 52nd Super Bowl will take place on February 4 in Minneapolis, with the Can't Stop This Feeling singer being billed as the main act.

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He confirmed the news in a social media video with pal Jimmy Fallon on Sunday.

This will mark the singer's third time performing on the Super Bowl half-time stage, according to the NFL - the most of any entertainer.

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He played the 2001 Super Bowl with his former N'Sync bandmates, then sang Rock Your Body with Janet Jackson at the 2004 half-time show, which led to a "wardrobe malfunction" on stage.

During an interview during the half-time of NBC's Sunday Night Football, the 36-year-old laughter off questions about a repeat of the infamous incident.

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He said:

"That won't happen this time."

The Tennessee native, who has won 10 Grammys, added that some of the best Super Bowl performances really strike a chord with the audience.

He added:

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"What I really want to do is take the opportunity to put together a performance that feels like it unifies.

"I feel like that would be the ultimate accomplishment, and then the icing on the cake is at some point within that 12 minutes that everybody is shaking their booty."

Other acts to recently headline the Super Bowl's half-time show include Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, The Who, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Prince, and the Rolling Stones.