The word is out. It will be Prince performing at the 2007 Superbowl at halftime. The Grammy Award winning artist is the third rock and roll hall of famer to be chosen to perform at the event.
This is a great comeback for Prince, who is best known for his 80’s and 90’s hits. His songs such as Let’s Go Crazy, Little Red Corvette and When Doves Cry are still well remembered; especially Kiss which has been used in a number of movies including one of the current releases “Happy Feet”. His career skyrocketed with his album “Purple Rain”.
Ever since the infamous breast baring incident, better known as nipplegate, at the 2004 Superbowl, CBS has been more cautious in selecting the artists who will perform at halftime since the network was fined a hefty $550,000 for that brief exposure of Janet Jackson’s breast. Prince may be known for his more salacious songs but he is a changed man since he became Jehovah’s Witness.
Other artists who have performed at the Superbowl include Gloria Stefan, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Mary J. Blige, No Doubt, Patti LaBelle, Tony Bennett, Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones.
[tags] Prince,Superbowl,halftime,nipplegate,Janet Jackson [/tags]
Originally posted on December 12, 2006 @ 8:35 am