Before Adele could even give more comments, the NFL and Pepsi announced that they have not offered the singer a spot at the halftime show of Super Bowl 51 which will be held at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
Both the NFL and Pepsi issued a joint statement Sunday via Billboard stated that they have not extended any formal offer to Adele or any artist to take a spot on the Super Bowl halftime show. The statement goes on to say that they will do their best to come up with a “fantastic show” in Houston for the fans to enjoy.
Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer Adele says she turned down offer to perform at 2017 Super Bowl halftime show. https://t.co/h76jHdSj3O
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 15, 2016
The statement came after Adele told The Sun that she has turned down an offer to perform at the halftime of Super Bowl 51. The 28-year old hit singer of “Hello,” added that she cannot dance. But what got the ire of football fans was when she said that the show is not about music and that she is no Beyonce.
They were very kind, they did ask me, but I did say no. I’m sorry. Maybe next time, for my next album, because I’m going to do a dance album next time. So maybe I’ll do it then,” Adele said.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) August 15, 2016
A source said that Adele is one of the biggest artists to date and that the NFL should sign her up to light up the halftime show in next year’s Super Bowl. Beyonce together with Coldplay and Bruno Mars took center stage when they performed at the halftime show of Super Bowl 51, which the Denver Broncos won over the Carolina Panthers.
In February’s halftime show at Super Bowl 50, four million fans were at Levi’s Stadium to watch the game while 115 million viewers turned to watch the event. The halftime show was said to the third most-watched broadcast in US history. The numbers did not include the trending topics from the halftime show that went viral on social media.
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