Super Bowl LVIII saw the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers to win their second consecutive championship. And as great as the game was, the halftime show headlined by Usher was a success as he performed his biggest hits and included top artists such as Alicia Keys, H.E.R., Lil Jon and Ludacris.

Super Bowl 2025 (Super Bowl LIX) will take place in New Orleans on February 9th, 2025, and with the city having a deep history in music, the halftime show is going to be a big one. But who should headline the big event?

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne is one of the biggest artists to come out of New Orleans and has his share of hits such as
“Lollipop,” “A Milli,” “Got Money” and “Love Me.” He’s also been featured on top songs with Drake, Nicki Minaj and Destiny’s Child, so Wayne could bring out multiple surprise guests for the show.

While appearing on YG’s 4HUNNID podcast earlier this month, Wayne talked about wanting to perform at next year’s Super Bowl halftime show. “I will not lie to you. I have not got a call or nothing. We praying. We keeping our fingers crossed. I’m working hard. I’mma make sure this next album and everything I do is killer, ”he said, per Vibe. “I wanna just make it hard for them not to holler at the boy…I could be like [Rihanna]. RiRi came out there and just went from year to year to year to year to year.”


If Lil Wayne is not selected, Drake would be another strong choice. Drake has a plethora of hits fans know very well and would also have the chance to bring out other top artists since he’s been a featured artist in songs with Wayne, Rihanna, Travis Scott and Bad Bunny. Some of Drake’s No. 1 hits are “One Dance,” “God’s Plan,” “Nice for What,” “In My Feelings,” “Nonstop”, “What’s Next,” and “Jimmy Cooks.”

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has been rumored to headline a Super Bowl halftime show for the last few years. With her dating Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, the NFL might be more inclined to invite Swift to perform at the big game next year. Her Eras Tour is officially the highest-grossing music tour ever, surpassing $1 billion in revenue, according to Guinness World Records. Imagine the ratings Fox (the network airing the Super Bowl next year) would get if Swift had a mini concert in New Orleans next year.


This is somewhat of a longshot since Jay-Z has been producing the halftime show since 2020. In January, the 24-time Grammy Award winner told Entertainment Tonight that he considered headlining the show one day. If that were to happen, fans could expect artists like Justin Timberlake, DJ Khaled and his wife Beyoncé to be part of the show. But it’s likely that Jay-Z will give another artist the chance to shine in the biggest sports and entertainment event of the year.


Brian Jones is a veteran sports and entertainment writer based in Atlanta, GA. He previously worked for and 247Sports and interviewed athletes and celebrities such as Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, Eli Manning, Halle Berry, Drew Barrymore, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Nia Long, DJ Khaled and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Brian also wrote for Bleacher Report and his articles have appeared on CBS Sports, Athlon Sports and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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