Game Time: A History of Super Bowl Performers

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  • Katy Perry, Missy Elliott
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Diana Ross
  • Wynton Marsalis
  • Whitney Houston
  • Gloria Estefan, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder
  • Michael Jackson
  • Natalie Cole, Nat King Cole
  • Teddy Pendergrass
  • Vanessa Williams
  • Luther Vandross
  • Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah
  • Mariah Carey
  • Neville Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Aaron Neville
  • Savion Glover
  • Chaka Khan, Savion Glover, Gloria Estefan, Stevie Wonder
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Toni Braxton, Christina Aguilera, Phil Collins
  • Mary J. Blige, Aerosmith, 'N Sync, Nelly, Britney Spears
  • Nelly
  • Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson
  • Diddy, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake
  • Prince
  • Jodrin Sparks
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • James Brown
  • Martha Reeves
  • Smokey Robinson
  • The Temptations
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Black Eyed Peas, Usher
  • Madonna
  • Beyoncé
  • Bruno Mars

Missy Elliott, Lenny Kravitz, John Legend and Katy Perry

This year's Super Bowl brought in record ratings, and the musical performances were certainly part of the draw. 

John Legend opened with a rendition (vocally and on the piano) of the national anthem and Katy Perry brought out Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott for her halftime set. It was such a spectacular showing, in fact, that afterwards fans moved three of Missy's timeless songs (released more than a decase ago) to the top of the iTunes charts the following day.

Read on for other esteemed game time acts.

(Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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