Super Bowl 2015 Halftime Show: A Look Back at the Best Latino Halftime Shows of All Time [Watch]
If you land the Super Bowl halftime show, you have joined an impressive league of performers, which include Michael Jackson, Sir Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Prince, U2, Madonna, Janet Jackson and Beyoncé, among many others.
Several top Latino performers have also been on that rocking roster as well.
Last year, Bruno Mars, whose real name is Peter Gene Hernandez, wowed Super Bowl XLVIII with his drumming skills (Bieber 'ain't' got nothing on Mars!), dancing skills and his collaboration with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Mars' Super Bowl halftime show was so stellar that it attracted the largest audience in the history of the Super Bowl – not too shabby!
The Honolulu, Hawaii-born-and-raised star, who has Puerto Rican, Jewish, Spanish and Filipino roots, rocked renditions of his hits "Locked Out Of Heaven," "Treasure" and "Runaway Baby." As mentioned, he also brought it home with Red Hot Chili Peppers who joined him to perform its 1991 smash "Give It Away."
According to Nielsen reports, Mars's 14-minute performance racked up 115.3 million viewers –that figure thrusts Mars and the Chili Peppers ahead of Madonna's 114 million viewers in 2012 and Beyoncé's 110.8 million in 2013. The halftime show slightly edged out the game itself, which attracted a record-breaking audience of 111.5 million."
Take a look back at Mars wowing millions at the Super Bowl XLVIII (Seahawks vs. Broncos) halftime show.
In 2000, singer and former "The Voice" judge Christina Aguilera and Spanish crooner Enrique Iglesias collaborated for the Super Bowl XXXIV Halftime Show, which had a "Reflections of Earth"-themed stage. The Latin duo sang "Celebrate the Future Hand in Hand."
In addition to Aguilera, Iglesias, Phil Collins and Toni Braxton and an 80-person choir to boot also performed. There was also a powerful narrative from celebrated actor Edward James Olmos.
Other notable Latino stars that have performed at the Super Bowl halftime show have included the legendary Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan.
In 1992, Estefan added her sparkle to the "Winter Magic" halftime show during Super Bowl XXVI. She belted out her hits "Get On Your Feet" and "Live for Loving You." While she especially won over the '80s and '90s and with her famous hits, Estefan's extensive body of work continues to thrive today.
Check out Estefan doing her thing. And check out that outfit!
In 1995, Cuban jazz legend Arturo Sandoval, Tony Bennett and Patti Labelle brought their stellar experience and class to the Super Bowl XXIX halftime show, which had an "Indiana Jones"-type theme to it, Latina pointed out.
In 1999, the former lead of Miami Sound Machine, Gloria Estefan, appeared on the Super Bowl Super Bowl XXXIII halftime show for the second time, but with another iconic singer – Stevie Wonder – as well as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Estefan performed her energetic and powerful tunes "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," "Oye!" and "Turn the Beat Around."
The dynamic duo came together at the end to sing a medley which included "You'll Be Mine," "Another Star" and "My Cherie Amour."
Some of the most famous non-Latino performers of the Super Bowl from the 1970s through today include Ella Fitzgerald, Chubby Checker, No Doubt, Nicki Minaj and Usher, among many others.
This year, pop star Katy Perry will be performing at the Super Bowl 2015 halftime show, which will take place on Sunday between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks.
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