Justin Timberlake will be the Super Bowl Halftime act for the big game taking place in Minneapolis on February 4, it was announced on NBC's "Sunday Night Football".
Timberlake excitedly announced the news in a tweet, posting a video showing him jumping around with USA chat show host Jimmy Fallon, in which they both joked about having "half the time".
Justin Timberlake is returning to the Super Bowl stage for the first time since Janet Jackson's notorious "wardrobe malfunction".
Timberlake followed that up with an interview with Mike Tirico at halftime of NBC's Sunday Night Football, with that network set to televise this season's Super Bowl. 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.
The FCC mandated a delay on live performances thereafter.
Timberlake is now working on his fifth studio album, which reportedly is inspired by his Memphis roots. While Timberlake was ostensibly the one responsible for the gaffe, Jackson received a majority of the scrutiny from the media. He has not released any new music since last summer's hit "Can't Stop the Feeling", from the soundtrack to the DreamWorks animated film Trolls, in which he also starred opposite Anna Kendrick. Timberlake joins other recent headliners Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Bruno Mars. Jackson's career never again rose to the same commercial and Hall of Fame-caliber heights she had achieved before the Super Bowl controversy.