Katy Perry brought ‘Fireworks’ to Super Bowl Halftime Show with Lenny Kravitz & Missy Elliot

The singer performed a five song medley of some of her biggest hits

Katy Perry delivered a spectacular halftime show at Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday (Feb 1st) assisted by rock guitarist Lenny Kravitz and rapper Missy Elliot.

Perry opened her five song set on top of a giant, golden, robotic lion that walked through the field as she sang her hit “Roar” before Kravitz brought rock to her first pop hit, “I Kissed a Girl.”

Midway through the nearly 13 minute set, Missy Elliott provided the crowd of over 70,000 with her own distinctive brand of hip-hop, including “Get Ur Freak On.” Then, Perry performed on a desert island, singing her hits “Teenage Dream” and “California Gurls”.

The halftime show ended with with a bang as Perry closed with “Firework” as she was lifted 50 feet off the ground by a mechanical contraption complete sparkling flames surrounding the stage.

Perry even commemorated her performance by getting “XLIX” tattooed on the side of her finger.

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Like each artist before her, Perry will no doubt see an increase in album sales from the promotional appearance as this year’s Super Bowl hit a historic ratings high. According to Deadline, this year’s match up that saw the New England Patriots defeating last year’s champions, the Seattle Seahawks, 28-24, drew a 49.7/72 for NBC and the NFL, the highest overnight rating in Super Bowl history. That is a four percent increase from last year’s 47.6/70 metered market result when it aired on FOX. We are still awaiting the final numbers.

See the entire performance.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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