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Does it matter that Super Bowl performer Maroon 5 is not from Atlanta? — The Undefeated

Does it matter that Super Bowl performer Maroon 5 is not from Atlanta? — The Undefeated

When it was reported in September that pop rock band Maroon 5 would carry out the halftime present on the 2019 Tremendous Bowl in Atlanta, public opinion was, to say the least, not constructive.

Apart from the traditional overdramatization of unfavorable social media response, greater than 100,000 individuals signed a web-based petition requesting that the band drop out of the efficiency — in no small half pushed by the persevering with unemployment of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in response to his protests in the course of the nationwide anthem. (Rihanna and Cardi B reportedly refused to carry out in the course of the Tremendous Bowl.)

A lot of the vitriol over Maroon 5’s choice, although, appeared to stem from the truth that the sextet had no regional connection to Atlanta.

For years, Atlanta has been thought-about one of many premier musical hubs in America, launching mainstream acts similar to Usher, Ludacris, Migos, Outkast, Ciara and T.I., to call a couple of. That the NFL didn’t select an artist from a musical capital like Atlanta was seen — alongside the ostracism of Kaepernick, the pushback towards kneeling gamers and the shortage of African-American head coaches — as yet one more instance of the league ignoring its sizable black fan base.

And whereas there could also be deserves to that argument (no hip-hop artist has ever headlined a Tremendous Bowl halftime present), geographical origin has by no means been a requirement for halftime exhibits up to now. Even when the Tremendous Bowl was held in musical scorching spots reminiscent of Detroit, New York, Southern California and Houston, the artist’s hometown has not often matched up with the location of the championship recreation. Since 1993, the superstar-helmed period of Tremendous Bowl halftime leisure, there have been solely six artists (Travis Tritt, Gloria Estefan, Jessica Simpson, Huge Boi, ’N Sync and No Doubt) who have been both born, raised or groomed in that metropolis or surrounding space, none of whom headlined that yr’s present.

Right here’s a breakdown of every Tremendous Bowl halftime present since 1993, figuring out the situation of every recreation, the artist, the artist’s hometown and which native act would have made extra sense if the present had a hometown requirement.

1993 Tremendous Bowl

Michael Jackson performs on the Tremendous Bowl XXVII halftime present on the Rose Bowl on Jan. 31, 1993, in Pasadena, California.

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Location: Pasadena, California

Artist (hometown): Michael Jackson (Gary, Indiana)

Native selection: Dr. Dre (Compton, California), Pink Scorching Chili Peppers (Los Angeles), Weapons N’ Roses (Los Angeles)

1994 Tremendous Bowl

Travis Tritt performs in the course of the halftime present of Tremendous Bowl XXVIII between the Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Payments on Jan. 30, 1994.

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Location: Atlanta

Artists (hometown): Clint Black (Katy, Texas), Tanya Tucker (Seminole, Texas), Travis Tritt (Marietta, Georgia), The Judds (Ashland, Kentucky)

Native selection: Arrested Improvement (Atlanta), Ray Charles (Albany, Georgia), Travis Tritt (Marietta)

1995 Tremendous Bowl

Tony Bennett (left) and Patti LaBelle (proper) carry out in the course of the halftime present of Tremendous Bowl XXIX in Miami on Jan. 29, 1995.

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Location: Miami Gardens, Florida

Artists (hometown): Tony Bennett (New York Metropolis), Patti LaBelle (Philadelphia)

Native selection: KC and the Sunshine Band (Hialeah, Florida), Gloria Estefan (Havana/Miami), Arturo Sandoval (Artemisa, Cuba), 2 Reside Crew (Miami)

1996 Tremendous Bowl

Diana Ross performs throughout halftime of the Dallas Cowboys versus the Pittsburgh Steelers in Tremendous Bowl XXX at Solar Satan Stadium in Tempe, Arizona, on Jan. 28, 1996.

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Location: Tempe, Arizona

Artist (hometown): Diana Ross (Detroit)

Native selection: Alice Cooper (Phoenix), Stevie Nicks (Phoenix)

1997 Tremendous Bowl

James Belushi (left) and James Brown (proper) carry out in the course of the halftime present for Tremendous Bowl XXXI between the New England Patriots and the Inexperienced Bay Packers on the Superdome in New Orleans on Jan. 26, 1997.

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Location: New Orleans

Artists (hometown): The Blues Brothers (Chicago), James Brown (Barnwell, South Carolina) and ZZ Prime (Houston)

Native selection: Allen Toussaint (New Orleans), Fat Domino (New Orleans)

1998 Tremendous Bowl

A view of the halftime present taken through the Tremendous Bowl XXXII between the Denver Broncos and the Inexperienced Bay Packers at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. The Broncos defeated the Packers, 31-24, on Jan. 25, 1998.

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Location: San Diego

Artists (hometown): Boyz II Males (Philadelphia), Smokey Robinson (Detroit), Martha Reeves (Detroit), The Temptations (Detroit), Queen Latifah (East Orange, New Jersey)

Native selection: Coolio (Compton), Montell Jordan (Los Angeles), No Doubt (Anaheim, California)

1999 Tremendous Bowl

Stevie Marvel performs through the halftime present at Tremendous Bowl XXXIII at Professional Participant Stadium in Miami.

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Location: Miami Gardens, Florida

Artists (hometown): Stevie Marvel (Saginaw, Michigan), Gloria Estefan (Havana, Cuba/Miami, Florida), Huge Dangerous Voodoo Daddy (Ventura, California), Savion Glover (Newark, New Jersey)

Native selection: Gloria Estefan (Havana, Cuba/Miami, Florida)

2000 Tremendous Bowl

Singers Christina Aguilera (proper) and Enrique Iglesias carry out through the halftime present at Tremendous Bowl XXXIV on the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

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Location: Atlanta

Artists (hometown): Phil Collins (United Kingdom), Christina Aguilera (Staten Island, New York), Enrique Iglesias (Madrid), Toni Braxton (Severn, Maryland)

Native selection: TLC (Atlanta)

2001 Tremendous Bowl

From left to proper: Justin Timberlake, Steven Tyler, Britney Spears and Nelly onstage throughout MTV’s Tremendous Bowl halftime present at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, on Jan. 28, 2001.

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Location: Tampa, Florida

Artists (hometown): Aerosmith (Boston), ‘N Sync (Orlando, Florida), Britney Spears (Kentwood, Louisiana), Mary J. Blige (New York Metropolis), Nelly (St. Louis)

Native selection: ‘N Sync (Orlando)

2002 Tremendous Bowl

Bono performs amid a sea of lights at halftime of Tremendous Bowl XXXVI on Feb. three, 2002, in New Orleans.

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Location: New Orleans

Artist (hometown): U2 (Dublin)

Native selection: Britney Spears (Kentwood, Louisiana)

2003 Tremendous Bowl

Singer Gwen Stefani and No Doubt carry out throughout halftime of Tremendous Bowl XXXVII between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders on Jan. 26, 2003.

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Location: San Diego

Artists (hometown): Shania Twain (Windsor, Ontario), No Doubt (Anaheim, California), Sting (Wallsend, England)

Native selection: No Doubt (Anaheim, California)

2004 Tremendous Bowl

Justin Timberlake (left) and Janet Jackson carry out in the course of the halftime present of Tremendous Bowl XXXVIII at Reliant Stadium on Feb. 1, 2004.

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Location: Houston

Artists (hometown): Janet Jackson (Gary, Indiana), Justin Timberlake (Memphis, Tennessee), P. Diddy (New York Metropolis), Child Rock (Romeo, Michigan), Nelly (St. Louis), Jessica Simpson (Abilene, Texas)

Native selection: Dixie Chicks (Dallas); Beyoncé (Houston); Jessica Simpson (Abilene, Texas)

2005 Tremendous Bowl

Singer Paul McCartney performs in the course of the Tremendous Bowl XXXIX halftime present at Alltel Stadium on Feb. 6, 2005, in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Artist (hometown): Paul McCartney (United Kingdom)

Native selection: Limp Bizkit (Jacksonville), Mase (Jacksonville)

2006 Tremendous Bowl

The Rolling Stones carry out at halftime throughout Tremendous Bowl XL between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks at Ford Subject in Detroit on Feb. 5, 2006.

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Location: Detroit

Artist (hometown): The Rolling Stones (United Kingdom)

Native selection: Eminem (Detroit)

2007 Tremendous Bowl

Prince performs in the course of the halftime present at Tremendous Bowl XLI in Miami on Feb. four, 2007.

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Location: Miami

Artist (hometown): Prince (Minneapolis)

Native selection: Enrique Iglesias (Madrid/Miami)

2008 Tremendous Bowl

Tom Petty performs throughout halftime at Tremendous Bowl XLII on the College of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on Feb. three, 2008.

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Location: Glendale, Arizona

Artist (hometown): Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Gainesville, Florida)

Native selection: Alice Cooper (Phoenix), Stevie Nicks (Phoenix)

2009 Tremendous Bowl

Bruce Springsteen and the E Road Band carry out on the Bridgestone halftime present throughout Tremendous Bowl XLIII between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers on Feb. 1, 2009, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

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Location: Tampa, Florida

Artist (hometown): Bruce Springsteen and the E Road Band (Lengthy Department, New Jersey)

Native selection: Khia (Tampa), Backstreet Boys (Orlando)

2010 Tremendous Bowl

Roger Daltrey of The Who performs throughout halftime of Tremendous Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on Feb. 7, 2010, at Solar Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

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Location: Miami Gardens, Florida

Artist (hometown): The Who (United Kingdom)

Native selection: Pitbull (Miami); Flo Rida (Carol Metropolis, Florida)

2011 Tremendous Bowl

From left to proper:, Fergie, and Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas carry out in the course of the Bridgestone Tremendous Bowl XLV halftime present at Cowboys Stadium on Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas.

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Location: Irving, Texas

Artists (hometown): The Black Eyed Peas (Los Angeles), Usher (Atlanta), Slash (London)

Native selection: Kelly Clarkson (Fort Value, Texas)

2012 Tremendous Bowl

Madonna (proper) performs with Nicki Minaj (left) through the Bridgestone Tremendous Bowl XLVI halftime present at Lucas Oil Stadium on Feb. 5, 2012, in Indianapolis.

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Location: Indianapolis

Artists (hometown): Madonna (Bay Metropolis, Michigan), Nicki Minaj (Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago/Bronx, New York), M.I.A. (United Kingdom), LMFAO (Los Angeles), CeeLo Inexperienced (Atlanta)

Native selection: Babyface (Indianapolis); Janet Jackson (Gary, Indiana)

2013 Tremendous Bowl

Beyoncé performs in the course of the Pepsi Tremendous Bowl XLVII Halftime Present on the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Feb. three, 2013, in New Orleans.

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Location: New Orleans

Artist (hometown): Beyoncé (Houston)

Native selection: Lil Wayne (New Orleans)

2014 Tremendous Bowl

From left to proper: Flea, Chad Smith, Bruno Mars, Anthony Kiedis and Josh Klinghoffer carry out through the Pepsi Tremendous Bowl XLVIII halftime present at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey/New York Metropolis

Artists (hometown): Bruno Mars (Honolulu), Purple Scorching Chili Peppers (Los Angeles)

Native selection: Jay-Z (Brooklyn, New York)

2015 Tremendous Bowl

Katy Perry performs throughout halftime of Tremendous Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 1, 2015, on the College of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.


Location: Glendale, Arizona

Artists (hometown): Katy Perry (Santa Barbara, California); Lenny Kravitz (New York Metropolis), Missy Elliott (Portsmouth, Virginia)

Native selection: Alice Cooper (Phoenix), Stevie Nicks (Phoenix)

2016 Tremendous Bowl

From left to proper: Beyoncé, Chris Martin of Coldplay and Bruno Mars carry out in the course of the Pepsi Tremendous Bowl 50 halftime present at Levi’s Stadium on Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, California.

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Location: Santa Clara, California

Artists (hometown): Coldplay (United Kingdom), Beyoncé (Houston), Bruno Mars (Honolulu)

Native selection: Grateful Lifeless (Palo Alto, California), Sly and the Household Stone (San Francisco), Carlos Santana (San Francisco)

2017 Tremendous Bowl

Woman Gaga performs in the course of the Pepsi Zero Sugar Tremendous Bowl LI halftime present at NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.

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Location: Houston

Artist (hometown): Woman Gaga (New York Metropolis)

Native selection: Beyoncé (Houston)

2018 Tremendous Bowl

Justin Timberlake performs throughout halftime on the NFL Tremendous Bowl LII soccer recreation between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots on Feb. four, 2018, in Minneapolis.

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Location: Minneapolis

Artist (hometown): Justin Timberlake (Memphis, Tennessee)

Native selection: Bob Dylan (Duluth, Minnesota), Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (Minneapolis)

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2019 Tremendous Bowl

Maroon 5 performs on Jimmy Kimmel Reside!

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Location: Atlanta

Artist (hometown): Maroon 5 (Los Angeles); Travis Scott (Houston); Massive Boi (Atlanta)

Native selection: Migos (Lawrenceville, Georgia), Donald Glover (Stone Mountain, Georgia), Outkast (Atlanta)

Liner Notes

*Native act being based mostly on both having a Billboard Prime 100 track the earlier yr or being the world’s hottest musician on the time.

Martenzie is a senior researcher for The Undefeated. His favourite cinematic second is when Django stated “Y’all need to see somethin?”

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