Following the release of his fifth studio album “Man of the Woods,” Justin Timberlake combined his classics with new tracks for a dance-filled Super Bowl halftime performance. Timberlake promised in a video announcing his new album in January that he would return to his roots, and with chart-topping songs like “Rock Your Body” and “SexyBack,” he certainly delivered.
He kicked off the show with an intro from Jimmy Fallon, segueing from the Pepsi ad that had aired just before. He began with “Filthy,” and then transitioned into a medley of “Rock Your Body” and “SexyBack.”
Backed by a tuxedo-clad marching band, Timberlake sang “Suit & Tie” from his album “The 20/20 Experience” on a raised white platform.
He sat at a white grand piano for “Until the End of Time,” which transitioned into a cover of Prince's “I Would Die 4 U.” As he sang the song, a projection of Prince from “Purple Rain” appeared on a massive purple curtain. The song ended with Prince's infamous shadow from the 2007 Super Bowl projected on the sheet.
Timberlake released singles “Filthy,” “Supplies,” and “Say Something” to build anticipation for his Super Bowl performance, but only sang “Filthy” off his most recent album.