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Justin Timberlake to Perform During Super Bowl Halftime Show

Lady Gaga was the last performer of the halftime spectacle when the Patriots won over the Falcons 34-28

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    It's official: Justin Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl halftime show. The singer announced in a video with Jimmy Fallon Sunday that he will take the stage Feb. 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Published Monday, Oct. 23, 2017)

    It's official: Justin Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl halftime show.

    The singer announced in a video with Jimmy Fallon Sunday that he will take the stage Feb. 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    The announcement comes on the day the New England Patriots faces the Atlanta Falcons, a rematch of Super Bowl LI, on Sunday Night Football.

    This will be the third time for Timberlake to perform at halftime, the most for any entertainer. Timberlake performed at the 2001 Super Bowl with N'Sync, and he sang "Rock Your Body" with Janet Jackson in 2004 in Houston. That performance concluded with Timberlake ripping her costume to reveal her right breast bare except for a nipple shield.

    Lady Gaga was the last performer of the halftime spectacle when the Patriots won over the Falcons 34-28.

    During an interview broadcast at halftime of NBC's "Sunday Night Football," Timberlake laughed off questions about a repeat of the infamous moment, which drew CBS a $550,000 fine from the Federal Communications Commission that was later overturned.

    "That won't happen this time," he said.

    "What I really want to do is take the opportunity to put together a performance that feels like it unifies," Timberlake said. "I feel like that would be the ultimate accomplishment, and then the icing on the cake is at some point within that 12 minutes that everybody is shaking their booty."

    NBC will broadcast the 52nd Super Bowl.