Streaming may help Snoop, Eminem, Mary J. Blige cash in without a check

Super Bowl LVI is just two days away, but the big game will not only be about football.

Music icons Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J Blige, and Kendrick Lamar are all set to perform at this year’s halftime show — the third production from the NFL’s partnership with Jay-Z and Roc Nation.

“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 at the time of the reveal, adding that the performance will be an “unforgettable cultural moment.”

Snoop Dogg, a native of California, called the gig a “dream come true” during a recent interview with the Associated Press. He added that the group plans to “put something together that’s spectacular, and do what we’re known for doing and add on to the legacy.”

Late Thursday, it was revealed that Snoop Dogg was sued for alleged sexual assault and battery. It is unclear at this time whether or not he will still perform at Sunday’s event. Representatives for the rapper did not immediately respond to Yahoo Finance’s request for comment.

The post-Super Bowl boost

The NFL famously doesn’t pay its Super Bowl halftime performers, but the post-performance digital music surge many of these artists experience is well worth the lack of a paycheck.

Last year, The Weeknd saw nearly every song he performed land on the Rolling Stone Top 100 Songs chart, in addition to his 2020 album “After Hours” delivering a sizable bump in sales —…

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