Black Eyed Pleas confirmed for Super Bowl Halftime

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After months of speculation, the National Football League has confirmed that the Black Eyed Peas will be the featured halftime performer at Super Bowl XLV. The Grammy Award-winning pop group will perform the big game, which is scheduled to place on Sunday, February 6 at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas. The announcement was made last Thursday during the Dallas Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day game against the New Orleans Saints.

The selection of the Black Eyed Peas ends a consecutive series of classic rock bands for the Super Bowl halftime show including Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Prince, The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney. The Who performed at last year’s Super Bowl halftime show. The NFL stayed away from contemporary pop acts after Janet Jackson’s infamous “wardrobe malfunction” during the Super Bowl halftime show in 2005.

The Black Eyed Peas, who headlined Boston’s TD Garden twice over the past year, just released their sixth studio album, The Beginning. The new album’s lead single is “The Time (Dirty Bit)”. The Beginning is the follow-up to the group’s 2009 album The E.N.D., which has sold more than 11 million copies world-wide and spent 52 weeks on the Billboard 200.

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