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Michael Jackson wasn't paid for his Super Bowl Performance & Bruno Mars won't be either!

Post by Admin on Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:09 pm

Why Bruno Mars Won’t Get Paid for His Super Bowl Halftime Show
By Victor Luckerson

2/2/14

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On Super Bowl Sunday, Pop superstar Bruno Mars will be on stage in front of an audience likely to top 100 million. But he won’t make a dime for his performance.

The singer-songwriter, famous for hits like “Grenade” and “Locked Out of Heaven,” won’t receive any payment from the NFL for his 12-minute halftime show, which will also feature the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Though the league has attracted acts as varied as Beyonce, Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson to perform during its biggest game in the past, it has never paid any of them.

“We’re putting someone up there for 12 and a half minutes in front of the largest audience that any television program garners in the United States,” NFL Director of Programming Lawrence Randall, told TIME last year. “It’s a pretty good deal. It’s the famous win-win for both parties.”

Indeed, the Super Bowl is often the biggest stage any artist gets to play. Beyonce’s performance last year, which featured a surprise reunion of her group Destiny’s Child, pulled in about 104 million viewers and was one of the most-watched moments of the entire game. Madonna attracted 112.5 million viewers the year before with a wide-ranging medley that included guest spots by Cee Lo Green, M.I.A. and LMFAO.

The huge exposure regularly leads to a big sales boost for artists. Album sales for Beyonce and Destiny’s Child jumped 40 percent the week after last year’s Super Bowl. The bump has been even more pronounced for older bands like the Who, whose Greatest Hits album more than doubled in sales after their halftime show in 2010.

It will be interesting to measure the impact of Mars’ performance. He’s a more contemporary choice than many past acts, and some have questioned whether he has the broad appeal necessary for the Super Bowl stage. But Mars has already racked up five chart-topping singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold more than 10 million albums in his four-year solo career.

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Personal note: MJ's Super Bowl performance was EPIC! Bet you can't guess what team I'm betting on today-by the color of the title! lol
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Re: Michael Jackson wasn't paid for his Super Bowl Performance & Bruno Mars won't be either!

Post by Capricious Anomaly on Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:18 pm

The best

Michael Jackson (1993)

He was a decade past his commercial peak, but Michael Jackson was still the consummate showman. For nearly two minutes, he stood stock-still in the middle of the arena, screams and applause erupting all around him, before launching into truncated versions of is biggest hits, including "Billie Jean." Things got almost insufferably maudlin during "Heal the World," but the performance was the first big ratings hit for the Super Bowl halftime show.

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Post by MjjPureSoul on Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:20 pm

Yes Michael's was and will remain the best ever SB/HT performance without a doubt.    Michael wouldn't have kicked up a stink either about never getting paid for it because it would have been a great pleasure to him just to perform. We all know how much he worshipped getting out there to give his fans and the general public what he loved doing best  Wink    cheers  

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Post by ijustcan'tstoplovinguMJ on Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:33 pm

ITA MjjPureSoul! It was always his (Michael's) pleasure to make his fans happy!
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Post by MjjPureSoul on Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:10 pm

Yeah, I think too that even if he did get paid for it he'd have passed it on to a charity  Wink being the generous kind soul he was.

I'm just watching the Halftime now, it's quite spectacular with the lights etc. Bruno is on at the moment..
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Post by midangerous on Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:12 pm

The halftime show was good, Bruno Mars performed well. Loved the fireworks display too! Smile
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Post by WeAreTheWorld. on Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:06 am

Bruno did well, but Michael still by far has had the greatest Super Bowl halftime show of all time (Kanye West moment unintended lol). I have to say though, RHCP KILLED IT!!! I know I've been talking and talking about them a lot lately but I just love them so much lol- one of my faves since my cousin showed them to me when I was like 11. Don't get me wrong I love Bruno Mars- think he's an amazing person and very talented- but I just Really think that the RHCP should have been the main headline with Bruno as the special guest, these guys have been around since the 80's and have a way wider generational fan base than Bruno IMO but I digress, the halftime show was pretty cool, although nothing will ever touch MJ's ever! Smile
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Post by ijustcan'tstoplovinguMJ on Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:22 am

Bruno did great, im not a RHCP fan but they did great too. Michael's HT show was better tho lol
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