Timberlake announced that he will be performing during Super Bowl LII, which will kick off from U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018, in a short video clip on Twitter alongside Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
The former N-Sync singer previously appeared at the halftime show during the 2004 Super Bowl where he made headlines for his notorious appearance when he ripped off Janet Jackson's clothes, exposing her breast to the world in the now-infamous "Boobgate".
The last time he played the Super Bowl halftime show, the term "wardrobe malfunction" dominated the reviews. The 36-year-old Grammy victor will return to the biggest stage in the country's most-watched TV show for the first time since his infamous "wardrobe malfunction" moment with Janet Jackson in 2004. Just three years later, the last time Timberlake performed at the MTV-produced 2004 Super Bowl Halftime Show, a wardrobe malfunction known as "Nipplegate" rocked the nation.
The FCC mandated a delay on live performances thereafter. He also was nominated for an Oscar for the song and performed it to open the Oscars ceremony earlier this year.
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The singer recently made appearances at the Pilgrimage Festival in Franklin, Tennessee, on September 23 and Dave Matthews' Concert for Charlottesville in the Virginia community on September 24.
The football game will be played on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota.
Halftime was handed back to pop acts seven years ago, as the featured entertainers since then have included Black-Eyed Peas, Madonna, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga (with Coldplay a possible exception, depending on whether one defines them as "rock"). The annual championship game will air on NBC, which is also home to Fallon's popular talk show.