It's official! Justin Timberlake will be headlining this year's Super Bowl halftime show.
After months of speculation surrounding the "Can't Stop the Feeling!" hitmaker's return to the Super Bowl halftime stage, he officially confirmed that he will headline the Super Bowl LII at Minnesota's U.S. Bank Stadium on Feb. 4, 2018.
The actor/singer made the announcement on Sunday, Oct. 22, via a hilarious video he made with Jimmy Fallon ahead of NBC's Sunday Night Football. The annual championship game will air on NBC, which is also home to Fallon's popular talk show.
"Excuse me sir, do you have the time," Timberlake asks The Tonight Show host in an English accent. Fallon responds with the same question, to which Timberlake replies with, "I do have time" over and over again until he makes his final proclamation, "I do halftime!"
It is not yet known whether Timberlake will be performing on the halftime stage solo or he will be accompanied by another guest/guests, which has become somewhat of a trend at Super Bowls recently.
This will be Timberlake's third time performing at the Super Bowl. The singer previously performed at Super Bowl XXXV in 2001 and Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004, which is when he performed with Janet Jackson and grabbed headlines for all the wrong reasons.
During a rendition of their track, "Rock Your Body," Timberlake reached out and ripped off a piece of Jackson's costume, revealing her bare breast to millions. The wardrobe malfunction became known as "nipplegate" and triggered a crackdown by the FCC on objectionable content in broadcasting.
Timberlake is also expected to release a new album early next year, according to Variety, which is perfect timing for his Super Bowl gig. There are rumors that Jay-Z will be performing alongside Timberlake at the halftime mark but that seems less likely, given the NFL's ongoing controversy over players refusing to stand while the national anthem is being played, to protest against police brutality.
The Super Bowl halftime show is the most-watched musical event in history. A whopping 117.5 million viewers tuned in to watch Lady Gaga's performance at last year's Super Bowl at the NRG Stadium in Houston.
The Super Bowl halftime stage has previously been graced by the likes of Coldplay, Madonna, Katy Perry, U2, Beyoncé, the Rolling Stones, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Britney Spears, Aerosmith, The Who, Black Eyed Peas, and many more.
Check out Timberlake's official announcement below:
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) Oct. 22, 2017