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You simply can’t drop huge news at midnight nowadays without stans believing Taylor Swift is included. The NFL and Apple Music found out that lesson last night, after making a statement that the platform would sponsor future Super Bowl halftime reveals, ending a long time collaboration with Pepsi. As die-hard Swifties understand, Swift has a handle Coke, making a look at a Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Program near difficult. Not just did the news unlock for a future efficiency, it came at midnight, which so occurs to be when Swift has actually been dropping tips about her approaching album, midnights — an ideal advertising automobile for an upcoming T-Swift halftime program. range even buried a reported 3 sources validating the Swift set news in a less-certain post asking whether she might heading.
However the Swifties might have been a bit overeager. (Some even mentioned that she drops albums at midnight, as if other huge artists do not!) individuals unique because reported that Swift will not be headlining the halftime program, and TMZ supported that claim with its own reporting.
So, if Swift is out, who could be in? A couple of guesses and recommendations from us here at Vulture.
Elton John: Not just is the pop-rock legend (who, yes, has in some way never ever played a halftime program) settling his last trip, he hosts a popular Apple Music radio program and has a host of young partners he might tap for a generation-crossing goodbye.
Bad Bunny: He’s had the greatest album of the summertime without a doubt and is presently on a hugely popular trip. If the NFL loses out since it simply reserved Jennifer Lopez and Shakira in 2020 for its very first Latina-led halftime program, that’s on them.
Harry Styles: He might not have the abundant back brochure of the majority of halftime-show entertainers, however he has actually been the male of the year, from Coachella to Harry’s Home to Do Not Worry Beloved to his residencies. What remains however the greatest phase in the United States?
Adele: She’s been among the most popular vocalists worldwide for the previous years, yet Adele has never ever truly appeared in the cards for the high-energy Super Bowl halftime program since of her ballad-heavy brochure. However on the heels of her the majority of positive product yet on 30 and an approaching flashy Vegas residency, it lastly might make good sense.
A nation artist: Miranda Lambert has a Vegas residency. Luke Combs is offering out arenas. Carrie Underwood is still singing the Sunday Night Football style. If we ca n’t have Swift performing her early cuts, why not book the very first nation halftime-show entertainer in almost 20 years?
Rihanna: For about as long as she’s been teasing us with brand-new music, Rihanna has actually been a seasonal halftime program alternative — even turning the NFL down in 2019 out of uniformity with Colin Kaepernick. However things are various now that Roc Country is reserving the halftime program … even if we’re still crossing our fingers for RiRi to have some brand-new music to play.