Super bowl halftime shows are not only one of the most anticipated TV events of the year, but also somewhat like a knighting ceremony for every artist who gets the opportunity. From Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake's scandalous performance ion 2004 to Beyonce's stunning show in 2013, no matter who takes the stage, the show is going to be an extraordinary one.
The 2015 halftime show will be no exception to the rule, with Rihanna, Katy Perry and Coldplay having reportedly emerged as the frontrunners to perform. The stars are under consideration to perform at the U.S. football game in Glendale, Arizona in February, but they are being asked to donate a portion of their subsequent touring income to the National Football League for the first time, according to the Wall Street Journal.
In the past, performers have not paid or been paid for their top billing during the sports telecast, but they have been compensated for travel and production expenses.
Let's be honest, performing on the most-watched program on television should be payment enough.