The rumors were true. Justin Timberlake is officially doing the half time show at the 2018 Super Bowl that is taking place at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 4th. The official announcement first came in the form of a skit Justin Timberlake did and taped with Jimmy Fallon and that he uploaded in the evening of Sunday, October 22, on his social media accounts. In the skit, Justin plays with the similar sounding of “[I do] have the time”, and “half time”.
Later in the evening, the NFL did their official announcement by uploading the first official poster of the 2018 Super Bowl half time show, with Justin Timberlake’s photo with a mic in his right hand decorating half of the poster, on their official Twitter.
There you go. The rumors were indeed true. JT is confirmed and now he better go work on that glorious setlist. The standard number is that the half time performer does between 6 and 8 songs. But considering Justin’s singles discography is quite extensive, picking the right songs is going to be one hard job. Will he perform “Like I Love You”- the song that started it all for him? And, will he invite Janet Jackson, after that infamous 2004 Super Bowl half time show incident, to do a redo of “Rock Your Body”? So many questions!!!