The Super Bowl, the pop diva’s right-of-passage

Every winter, America gears up for its biggest event, the Super Bowl, an XXL sporting and cultural extravaganza. But the perennial record-breaking audiences are just as drawn to the lavish halftime shows as the game itself.

The question on every American’s lips is, “Who’s going to play at halftime this year?” Past divas who’ve performed include Diana Ross, Christina Aguilera, Céline Dion, and Beyoncé. This year Lady Gaga did the honors, delivering what many hail as the best SB performance of all time. It was something of a comeback for a singer many felt was in a slump.