The Super Bowl Halftime Performers Boast Some Impressive Stats — Here’s the 411

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Whether you are a sports fan or not, the Super Bowl offers a variety of forms of entertainment to make the annual event appealing. 

From the big, splashy ads which cost an absolute fortune to run, to trailers for highly anticipated films and tv shows to the adorable Puppy Bowl which also runs each year, there is plenty to enjoy before kickoff even begins. 

This year, the Super Bowl is taking place at Los Angeles’ SoFi stadium and will see the Cincinnati Bengals compete against the Los Angeles Rams, marking 2022 as the first time Cincinnati has reached the Super Bowl in over 30 years.

Of course, the halftime show is another reason to tune in and this year the epic line-up features Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar who will come together for a 12-minute halftime extravaganza following in the footsteps of performers such as The Weeknd, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé.

The Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show marks the first time the five artists will perform together on stage, with their appearance at the event holding special significance for the greater Los Angeles community. Dre, Snoop and Lamar are all LA natives and 2022 marks the first time the city will host the Super Bowl for nearly 30 years.

In addition to the cultural significance of the performance, it also equals some very impressive stats when it comes to the five artists themselves. 

Berlin-based creative agency ABCD Agency has crunched some numbers from the careers of the rap legends and the Queen of R&B, highlighting some of their greatest achievements. 

According to ABCD’s research, together the five artists have a combined total of 130 years of stage experience which is pretty wild and yet, only just scratching the surface. 

The agency also calculated that the five artists have collectively sold more than 623 million records, 122 million Spotify users listen to their music every month, and their YouTube channels have more than 33.6 billion views combined.

Between the five of them, the halftime performers have recorded 58 studio albums and countless collabs and features. Snoop, alone, is said to have collaborated on more than 1,200 songs.

What’s super interesting is that without Dr Dre, the other four artists might not be joining him on stage, or even have the careers we have all come to follow and admire. Dre has been instrumental in the careers of Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem and most recently Kendrick Lamar. So, when we think about Eminem’s (for example) 11 studio albums, more than 359 million record sales and more than eleven billion streams on Spotify, we have Dre to thank for it all. 

ABCD Agency also noted that the artists carry some very coveted accolades, with Kendrick Lamar the recipient of 13 Grammys, Mary J. Blige the winner of nine and Dr. Dre the proud owner of six. 

Meanwhile, Eminem has an Oscar (which he won for 8 Mile’s ‘Lose Yourself’) and Snoop Dogg has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Collectively, the five artists have been awarded 43 Grammys and between them have 22 No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200.

You can catch all of the 2022 Super Bowl action live on Channel 7, 7Mate and ESPN all of whom will televise the event live from the US from 9.30am (AEST) on Monday, February 14.

But if you have plans and can’t be in front of a television during that time, streaming service Kayo will not only have live coverage from 9:00am, but they’ll have a replay available to watch later in the day.

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