Poll: Who Should Perform at the Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show?
With the dust now settled on Beyonce's exuberant halftime extravaganza, it's time to start thinking of the possible artists who will take the biggest stage in the world next February, when the Super Bowl invades the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J.
With Beyonce and Madonna headlining the past two halftime shows, the Super Bowl could go with another solo female artist to take the reins in 2014. Will Taylor Swift or Lady Gaga make their Super Bowl debuts? Or, if hip-hop becomes the genre of choice in a Super Bowl near New York, how about Brooklyn's finest, Jay-Z? Maybe rock make its comeback with the help of a contemporary act like the Foo Fighters or Coldplay? We have months to speculate, and speculate we shall!
Billboard offers up 10 suggestions for next year's Super Bowl halftime spectacle. Vote for your favorite candidate at the bottom of the page, or make your case for an unnamed artist in the comments section below.
Lady Gaga -- With "ARTPOP" on the way, Mother Monster is an obvious choice following the success of two superstar female singers, Beyonce and Madonna. If she was carried to her Grammy performance in an egg in 2011, surely she can bust out of a giant football next year!
Rihanna -- "We found love on a football field"? "Shine bright like a Super Bowl ring"? The terrible puns are endless. Rihanna has a string of uptempo hits at her disposal, and if the Super Bowl wants something that everyone will be talking about, Rih could always bring out Chris Brown as a surprise guest.
Justin Bieber -- Bieber could lead a youth movement at next year's Super Bowl, after releasing another hit album, "Believe," last year. Want to get teens and tweens to tune in? Turn to the Biebs.
Britney Spears -- Although she was featured in the 2001 Super Bowl halftime festivities alongside 'N Sync, Aerosmith, Mary J. Blige and Nelly, Britney has certainly earned the right to headline the big show. With a new album in the works, Britney could finally make a splash in 2014.
Jay-Z -- Is Beyonce can do it, why can't her husband? Hov has a ton of hits and a giant Rolodex of potential guest stars; if anyone is going to bring hip-hop to the Super Bowl as a headliner, it's Jay.
Taylor Swift -- There's never been a country music performer headlining the Super Bowl halftime show in the modern era. Could mega-star Taylor Swift, who scored last year's biggest first-week album sales with "Red," be the first one to do so?
Coldplay -- The British group continues to collect hit albums while writing epic songs that sound tailor-made for stadiums. Chris Martin and co. would have no problem following rock groups like U2 and the Who at the big game.
Foo Fighters -- The hard rockers remain critical and commercial favorites, and have headlined countless U.S. festivals. "Born To Fly" always sounds pretty awesome at the Meadowlands.
Skrillex -- Did someone call for a 12-minute rave at midfield? The dubstep king could bring EDM to the mainstream with a Super Bowl halftime performance -- just imagine how many glowsticks would be needed.
PSY-- Maybe "Gangnam Style" is just the beginning. Maybe K-pop's biggest stateside star has more hits up his sleeve, after scoring a massive radio single last year. Maybe 2014 is PSY's time.