When SoFi Stadium in Inglewood hosts the Super Bowl in February, the halftime show will feature a trio of Southland musical icons — Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg — along with Eminem and Mary J. Blige, the NFL and show producers announced Thursday.

“On February 13, 2022, at the Super Bowl LVI in Inglewood, California, in the new SoFi Stadium, Dr. Dre, a musical visionary from Compton; Snoop Dogg, an icon from Long Beach; and Kendrick Lamar, a young musical pioneer in his own right, also from Compton; will … be joined by the lyrical genius, Eminem; and the timeless Queen, Mary J. Blige,” Jay-Z, founder of production company Roc Nation, said in a statement. “This is the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. This is history in the making.”

The five artists have combined for 43 Grammy awards and have created 22 No. 1 Billboard albums.

“The opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime show, and to do it in my own backyard, will be one of the biggest thrills of my career,” Dr. Dre said in a statement. “I’m grateful to Jay-Z, Roc Nation, the NFL and Pepsi as well as Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar for joining me in what will be an unforgettable cultural moment.”

As part of their halftime show sponsorship collaboration, Pepsi and the NFL will also support the launch of Regional School #1, a South Los Angeles magnet high school scheduled to open next fall as part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. The high school is based on the nationally recognized USC Iovine and Young Academy, a program founded by Jimmy Iovine and Andre “Dr. Dre” Young, and will offer a unique educational model focused on the theme of Integrated Design, Technology and Entrepreneurship.

Pepsi and the NFL will also collaborate with the school, its partners and the local community to deliver community-inspired applied learning experiences and industry internships.

“This effort will help develop and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators,” LAUSD Interim Superintendent Megan K. Reilly said. “We are excited about the additional opportunities this partnership will bring to our students.”

This will mark the third Super Bowl Halftime Show collaboration between Pepsi, the NFL and Roc Nation.

“This year we are blowing the roof off the concept of collaboration,” said Adam Harter, senior vice president of Media, Sports and Entertainment at PepsiCo. “Along with the NFL and Roc Nation, we continue to try and push the limits on what fans can expect during the most exciting 12 minutes in music; this year’s superstar lineup is sure to deliver a mind-blowing performance.”

Super Bowl LVI will be broadcast live from Sofi Stadium Feb. 13 on NBC and Telemundo and will stream live on Peacock. For more information, go to SuperBowl.com.

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