Jhene Aiko and Mickey Guyton Joins Super Bowl Performance

After Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar, two other artists, country- singer Mickey Guyton and song-writer Jhene Aiko have announced that they will be performing at the Super Bowl LVI pre-game show. 

Guyton will be performing the national anthem ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’, while Aiko will be singing ‘America The Beautiful’. Other performances include, Yola signing ‘Life Every Voice and Sing’ with Gospel group Mary Mary and Zedd who will be serving as the pre-show DJ.

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Guyton confirmed via Twitter, sharing, “I am shook, I am grateful, I am praise dancing.”

Recently, Guyton had released her debut album ‘Remember Her Name’ and is nominated for this year’s Best Country Album Grammy as well as Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for the album’s title track.

Aiko also took to social media to share her excitement about being added to the Super Bowl pre-show.

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She tweeted, “My Daddy’s from Cincinnati… Mom is from L.A, America the Beautiful.” She went on to say, “Only 12 days until the big game see you there!”

Earlier this month, the Super Bowl released an official trailer for the half-time show, with Dre confirming that the collaborative performance would “introduce the next saga” of his career.

The trailer features iconic tracks from the performing artists, including Eminem’s ‘Rap God’, Dre’s ‘The Next Episode’ and ‘Still D.R.E’, Blige’s ‘Family Affair’, and Lamar’s ‘Humble’.

—Apeksha Priya