Game Time: A History of Super Bowl Performers

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  • Bruno Mars
  • 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

Game Time: Super Bowl Performers

The Super Bowl has become the most watched televison event in the U.S. — it's the biggest game for the nation's biggest pro sports league; the commercials are a multi-million dollar spectacle; and the entertainment, too, has — some times literally — sparked fireworks. Like this year, when Bruno Mars took the stage for Super Bowl XLVIII's half time, kicking off his performance with a drum solo, adding in some Red Hot Chilli Peppers and cooling it out with his "Just the Way You Are." At just 28, he's the youngest star to have such a spotlight since 'NSYNC was up there 13 years ago. Read on for a recap of more esteemed game time acts. 

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