The Super Bowl is championship game of the National Football League (NFL). The game culminates a season that begins in the late summer of the previous calendar year. The game was created as part of a merger agreement between the NFL and its then-rival league, the American Football League (AFL). The day on which the Super Bowl is played, now considered by some an unofficial American national holiday, is called “Super Bowl Sunday”. In addition, the Super Bowl has frequently been the most-watched American television broadcast of the year.
Popular singers and musicians including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, Beyoncé, The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, and Bruno Mars have performed during the event’s pre-game and halftime ceremonies. In 2018, Justin Timberlake will be headlining the halftime show.