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Friday
Feb032012

The Super Bowl: Top 5 Memorable Halftime Shows

Donald Miralle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Madonna, Madonna, Madonna. She’s inescapable these days, in part because she’s headlining the halftime show of the 2012 Super Bowl (XLVI, officially). She’s promised not to pull a Janet and expose herself. She’s pledged to entertain and delight. But how will she compare to the memorable (for reasons both good and bad) performances of these guys and gals?

1. Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake, Super Bowl XXXVIII

Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction in which JTims inadvertently exposed her nipple was arguably the most infamous Super Bowl halftime moment ever. The 2004 scandal resulted in a record $550,000 fine by the FCC against CBS and severe embarassment on the part of Jackson.

2. Michael Jackson, Super Bowl XXVII

Her late older brother fared better. From being catapulted onto stage and striking one of his “Dangerous” poses to singing Heal the World with 3,500 children, the King of Pop’s 1993 Super Bowl show was a must-see -- more people tuned in for him than for the first half of the game.

3. Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton and Edward James Olmos, Super Bowl XXXIV

We get it -- you want a lot of stars for any Super Bowl halftime show. Madonna’s likely to be joined by Nicki Minaj, M.I.A., Cee Lo and LMFAO on Sunday. But the lineup for the 2000 game was a bit ridiculous. Pairing the guy from Blade Runner with the guy who sang “I can be your hero, baby?” What?

4. Bruce Springsteen and Prince, Super Bowl XLIII

The Boss and the guy who sometimes goes by a symbol both offered up solid sets in 2009. But the most memorable moment: Springsteen sliding into the camera and giving the entire world a close up of his crotch.

5. Chubby Checker and The Rockettes, Super Bowl XXII

At the time there were no HD flat screens or Dolby surround sound. Instead, you had … instruments! Eighty-eight grand pianos to be exact, which were wheeled out on to the field in 1988. That was so long ago, we couldn’t even find YouTube video of it.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Jan312012

Adele Confirms Grammy Awards Performance

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- After much speculation, Adele has confirmed that she will perform live on the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12.  It will be the singer’s first performance since undergoing vocal cord surgery last fall.

In a statement, Adele said, “I’m immensely proud to have been asked to perform at this year’s Grammy Awards. It’s an absolute honor to be included in such a night, and for it to be my first performance in months is very exciting and of course nerve-wracking, but what a way to get back into it all.”

Initially, there was concern that the Grammys would suffer if Adele, who is up for six awards, would not be able to sing on the telecast.  Already the proud owner of two Grammys, Adele’s nominations this year include Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Feb032011

Mick Jagger to Perform at Grammys for First Time

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger will make some Grammy history when he takes the stage at this year's festivities, marking the first time he performs at the ceremony.  Jagger will be joined by fellow Grammy winner Raphael Saadiq and his band during the show's "In Memoriam" segment, which recognizes people in the world of music who died over the course of the past year.
 
The Grammy Awards will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 13.

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