Super Bowl 2019 halftime show: Everything we know, from Adam Levine to Spongebob


Super Bowl 2019 halftime rumors have swirled for weeks when it comes to which musical stars will perform: Drumroll, please, for the line-up!

The Super Bowl 2019 halftime show has been the source of rumors for weeks. While in previous years, the musical star announcements occurred early, this year has been controversial in terms of which musical artists would perform and why some refused.

Nonetheless, the Super Bowl 2019 halftime finally has a line-up, and we’re excited to share everything we know.

Super Bowl 2019 halftime: What led up to Maroon 5

In past Super Bowl halftime shows, artists ranging from Beyoncé to Lady Gaga to Katy Perry have lived up to their international reputations in their performances. What once was an exciting opportunity and career milestone for a performer has now become a new stage for activism — whether this is right or wrong has divided fans of the show and would-be performers.

Leading up to the announcement of who would perform at this year’s halftime show, several artists declined the offer including Rihanna and Cardi B. Those artists, in particular, cited Colin Kaepernick and his civil rights movement as to why they cannot in good conscience perform at the Super Bowl.

Maroon 5, frontlined by Adam Levine, was recently announced as the Super Bowl’s halftime performer and will be joined by Travis Scott and Big Boi. Several petitions by fans urged Maroon 5 not to play in the show, and it seems the band’s response has been to perform only if the NFL made a donation to a social justice organization.

What will Maroon 5 sing at Super Bowl 2019 halftime?

Maroon 5 hasn’t announced its song line-up yet for the Super Bowl 2019 halftime show, giving fans like us (or, in the words of one Adam Levine song, “Girls Like You”), the chance to recall our favorites.

Among Maroon 5’s most popular songs that we hope to hear the band play at the halftime show:

  • “Moves Like Jagger”
  • “Girls Like You”
  • “Love Somebody”
  • “Animals”

Travis Scott and Big Boi to join Maroon 5

In addition to Maroon 5, Big Boi and Travis Scott are ready to get fans on their feet at the Super Bowl 2019 halftime show.

Scott, 26, is also scheduled to be the headline act at Pepsi’s Super Bowl weekend party at Planet Pepsi in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday, Feb. 1.

Travis recently scored with his album, Astroworld, which rocketed to number one on the charts. He also achieved a milestone in his personal life, when he and his girlfriend Kylie Jenner welcomed their first child, Stormi.

Adam Levine to be joined by Christina Aguilera or Spongebob?

Beyond his fame as the frontman for Maroon 5, Levine is known as the husband of supermodel Behati Prinsloo, proud dad to two daughters, and adorable bromance buddy with fellow coach on The Voice, Blake Shelton.

But he also has another famous musical friend, and that’s Christina Aguilera, according to Sporting News.

Consequently, there’s speculation that Christina might join Maroon 5, Travis Scott, and Big Boi.

And let’s not forget Spongebob (no, this is not a joke!). Just take a closer look at Maroon 5’s teaser trailer for their halftime show and you’ll see why.

Fans are squeezing their sponges in anticipation of the possibility that “Sweet Victory” (from the “Band Geeks” episode) will be part of Maroon 5’s performance.

What else we know about the Super Bowl halftime show

Although kickoff for Super Bowl 2019 is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 3, the singing of the national anthem by Gladys Knight and other preliminaries are anticipated to push the start of the game to 7 p.m. Therefore, halftime is expected to begin between 8:30 to 9 p.m. ET.

And if you’re into betting, SB Nation reports that some are busy placing bets on the number of Maroon 5 songs played at the halftime show as well as which songs.

From a historical perspective, three out of the past five Super Bowl halftime shows offered up seven or less songs. However, in 2018, Justin Timberlake delighted fans by breaking out with 11 songs.

Fans are betting that the first song played by Maroon 5 this year will be “One More Night.” Other songs in the betting pool include “Makes Me Wonder,” “Sugar,” “Animals,” “Girls Like You,” and our personal favorite, “Moves Like Jagger.”

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Do you plan to watch the Super Bowl 2019 halftime show? Which songs do you hope Maroon 5 sings? Share your thoughts below.