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Maroon 5 announced as Super Bowl half-time performers

Travis Scott performs onstage during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall Getty Images
Andrew Wong | 14 January, 2019, 05:45

The NFL has made it official: Maroon 5 will headline the Super Bowl 2019 Halftime Show with special guests Travis Scott and Big Boi.

Six-time Grammy nominee Travis Scott and six-time Grammy victor Big Boi, the latter of whom calls Atlanta home, will add a hip-hop tinge to Maroon 5's inoffensive pop. Jay-Z even allegedly tried to get Travis Scott to back out of the Super Bowl performance. They released their debut album Songs About Jane in 2002 and have gone on to win three Grammy Awards.

In September, sources told ET that Maroon 5 was chosen as the Super Bowl LIII halftime performer.

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Precisely 30 minutes before the official Super Bowl announcement was made, Scott issued a statement saying that in partnership with the National Football League, he will donate $500,000 to Dream Corps, a nonprofit founded by CNN commentator Van Jones that, according to its mission statement, supports "economic, environmental and criminal justice innovators". "I am proud to support Dream Corps and the work they do that will hopefully inspire and promote change". However, he again stirred some controversy when he performed Minnesota-native Prince's "I Would Die 4 U" with a giant projection of the late artist on a large sheet behind the stage.

Maroon Five and Big Boi marked the occasion by sharing his excitement via Twitter.

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The NFL reportedly had quite a tough time booking acts for the performance, which will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

Some of the biggest names in music and entertainment have performed at Super Bowl halftime shows over the years, including Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, and Bruce Springsteen just to name a few. Scott himself donated $500,000 to Dream Corps.

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