Music

from U2 to Lady Gaga, notable Super Bowl halftime performances linger

That pivotal year spotlighted Janet Jackson with the unholy alliance of Kid Rock, P. Diddy, Nelly and Justin Timberlake. If you don’t know what happened at the end of the production, Google it. But you’ve got to wonder if these days, that pearl-clutching Janet/Justin “scandal” would register as more than a social media blip, a viral clip running in a news cycle between Bernie Sanders mittens memes and Olivia Rodrigo chart breakers, only to be replaced by something more excitable two days later.

Atlanta hosted the Super Bowl in 2019 — the year many performers boycotted in support of Colin Kaepernick — but the least said about the Maroon 5-fronted Hail Mary choice, the better.

That wheeze of mediocrity prompted the NFL to team with Jay-Z and his company, Roc Nation, giving the rap mogul an influential voice in the league’s marquee music events, including the halftime show.

Shakira and Jennifer Lopez perform during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Shakira and

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Nathaniel Rateliff Performs ‘Redemption’ From ‘Palmer’

The streaming premiere of Justin Timberlake’s “Palmer” was touted by Apple TV Plus as powering its ‘“most-watched weekend” since the platform debuted just over a year ago. The film has Timberlake playing Eddie Palmer, who returns home from prison and bonds with a boy from a troubled home.

However, it’s singer Nathaniel Rateliff’s end-credits song, “Redemption,” garnering awards buzz for as the race for best original song continues. Variety has the exclusive premiere of his solo acoustic rendering of the theme song (below).

 

Says Rateliff, “For me, the song is about what I saw in the film, and what I see out there in the world, of continuing to struggle until we find some kind of peace and some kind of answer. It’s about hope and connection. At the end of the song, there’s the line ‘we keep running until we learn to find peace’.” Rateliff says. He drew inspiration

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