Jhené Aiko Confirmed to Sing as Part of Pregame Festivities for Super Bowl LVI

The 2022 Super Bowl features Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and Mary J. Blige as a part of the Halftime Show. Grammy-nominated artist Jhené Aiko will also participate in the pre-show festivities, singing “America the Beautiful” ahead of the kickoff. 

Jhené Aiko is a Grammy Award-nominated artist and the musician behind ‘Sativa’

Host Jhené Aiko speaks on stage for the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony
Host Jhené Aiko speaks on stage for the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony | Rich Fury/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Known for songs like “The Worst,” ‘Sativa,’ and “While We’re Young,” Aiko is a prominent artist in the R&B music scene. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: The Album featured the singer on “In the Dark.”

In 2014, this artist received her first Grammy nominations — Best R&B Song for “The Worst,” Best Urban Contemporary Album for Sail Out, and Best Melodic Rap Performance for “Blak Majik.” 

At the 2021 ceremony, Chilombo earned the Grammy Award nomination for Album of the Year. Recently, Aiko announced her upcoming performance at the 2022 Super Bowl. 

Jhené Aiko will sing ‘America the Beautiful’ at the 2022 Super Bowl 

This year’s Super Bowl features the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams facing off at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. There will also be several musical moments throughout the sports event. That includes a Super Bow LVI pre-game show from Aiko. The singer will do her rendition of “America the Beautiful.”

Once Aiko was confirmed as a performer, the artist took to social media, sharing that her father is from Cincinnati and her mother is from LA. The performance of “America the Beautiful” will be broadcasted on NBC. This performance will take place ahead of the Pepsi Halftime Show.

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Grammy-nominated artist Mickey Guyton will perform the “National Anthem” ahead of the Super Bowl kickoff. Thanks to a partnership with Roc Nation, well-known rappers Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar will perform at the Pepsi Halftime Show.

“On February 13, 2022, at the Super Bowl,” Jay-Z said in a statement according to CBS Sports. “Dr. Dre, a musical visionary from Compton; Snoop Dogg, an icon from Long Beach; and Kendrick Lamar, a young musical pioneer in his own right, also from Compton; will take center field for a performance of a lifetime. They will be joined by the lyrical genius, Eminem; and the timeless Queen, Mary J. Blige … This is history in the making.”

The Weeknd spearheaded last year’s Halftime Show. With a primarily Black lineup for the 2022 Halftime Show, several fans shared their excitement at the upcoming Super Bowl performances. 

“The opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show, and to do it in my own backyard, will be one of the biggest thrills of my career,” Dr. Dre said in a statement. “I’m grateful to Jay-Z, Roc Nation, the NFL, and Pepsi as well as Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar for joining me in what will be an unforgettable cultural moment.”

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