Although the NFL has yet to confirm, the Dallas Morning News has reported that the Black Eyed Peas are indeed the chosen headlining act for the Super Bowl halftime show.
The hip-pop superstars were rumored to be the selection as early as September when a Los Angeles-based blogger posted the news.
It would certainly be an interesting choice for the NFL, which has stayed away from younger acts ever since Janet Jackson’s notorious “wardrobe malfunction” in 2004 on a bill that also featured P. Diddy, Nelly, Kid Rock and Justin Timberlake. Since then, the NFL has chosen mainstream arena super stars such as Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Prince, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen and the Who.
Although the Black Eyed Peas don’t have nearly the catalog as these aforementioned rock titans, they are at the top of their digital game. This week, their single “I Gotta Feeling” became the best-selling digital song of all time, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Grammy-award winning act now boasts two out of the top five best-selling digital songs in history as 2009’s “Boom Boom Pow” is in fourth place.