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Usher performs during the Apple Music halftime show of Super Bowl LVIII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, and we offer a look at the odds for the 2025 halftime show.
Usher performs during the Apple Music halftime show of Super Bowl LVIII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. Photo by Timothy A. Clary via AFP.

Super Bowl betting goes well beyond the game, and with the halftime show serving as one of the most popular novelty markets, we're breaking down the 2025 Super Bowl halftime show prop betting with NFL odds from our best Super Bowl betting sites.

Despite not being one of the initial favorites when potential performers were listed at our best NFL betting sites, Usher received the Super Bowl 58 halftime show gig following his 100-show Las Vegas residency.

Will another artist follow a similar route for the 2025 Super Bowl? Or will one of the early favorites more or less go wire to wire and headline next year's show?

In addition to our other Super Bowl odds, read on as we make our best NFL picks for the Super Bowl halftime show odds.

Super Bowl halftime show prop bets

FanDuel was the first of our best Super Bowl betting sites to release odds for the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show and BetMGM followed suit a couple of weeks before the game. DraftKings added some markets a few days prior to the Super Bowl.

With the 2024 NFL season concluding on Sunday, FanDuel once again leads our best sports betting sites while offering odds for next year's halftime show headliner.

Who will headline the 2025 Super Bowl halftime show?

Odds as of Feb. 13 and courtesy FanDuel Ontario.

PerformerOdds (FanDuel)
Lil Wayne+340
Justin Bieber+500
Taylor Swift+500
Nicki Minaj+600
Dua Lipa+750
Miley Cyrus+900
Drake+1000
Post Malone+1200
Olivia Rodrigo+1400
DJ Khaled+1600

FanDuel (Ontario) was quick to release odds for who will perform the 2025 Super Bowl halftime show in New Orleans, with hometown rapper Lil Wayne as the early favorite. We dove deeper into the market with our 2025 Super Bowl halftime show odds.

Number of songs performed during the halftime show

Most of our best sports betting apps were offering Usher's song total at 8.5, and he cruised Over that number while performing 12 or 13 total songs (depending on the stipulations from your sportsbook of choice).

Following Usher's performance, the last time a halftime show performer went Under 8.5 songs was in 2017 when Lady Gaga's setlist featured only seven songs. In fact, from 2010 to 2017, only Beyonce in 2013 went Over that total. 

We've seen a real shift from halftime show artists performing nearly full versions of songs to doing more of a true medley since Jay-Z and Roc Nation began producing the show in 2020. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira combined to perform 15 songs, The Weeknd performed nine, Dr. Dre and Co. performed 11, and Rihanna also performed 11.

Special guest performer

The special guest performer market proved to be a tricky one to navigate in 2024, as two of Usher's guests - H.E.R. and Jermaine Dupri - weren't even listed as options at our best sportsbooks

Meanwhile, Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Lil Jon were all trading at extremely short odds either immediately upon being listed or shortly thereafter. That shows how quickly you need to act in a market like this one.

First song

This is arguably the most popular halftime show market, along with the last song, and it featured plenty of ups and downs this year.

Despite "My Way" serving as the favorite for much of the buildup and "Yeah!" becoming a public front-runner, Usher kicked off the performance with "Caught Up." That moved to the favorite position at some of our sites with the best sportsbook promos on the Sunday of the Super Bowl.

Last song

Similar to the first song market, this one was a bit of a roller-coaster. But "Yeah!" acted as the finale after featuring among the favorites for much of the time leading up to the Super Bowl.

More Super Bowl halftime show odds

First word(s) odds

This is an interesting market for those who think they hold an edge on the first song but believe those odds are too short. You can instead try to predict the artist's first words based on that song.

Usher's first word for the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show was "I'm."

Number of collaborations odds

Similarly, bettors who think they know various guests will make an appearance during the show can target this market if the odds on those specific guests are too short.

Most of the best live betting sites had set this number at 2.5 for the 2024 show after Rihanna featured no guests in 2023. Usher cruised Over that number with six total guests.

How to bet on Super Bowl halftime

What are halftime show prop bets?

A halftime show prop bet is a wager made on an outcome of the Super Bowl halftime show. The most prominent halftime show prop bet markets tend to center around which song will be performed first, or whether there will be a special guest at any time during the performance.

How do I make a halftime show prop bet?

Making a halftime show prop bet is a breeze!

Simply go to your sports betting site of choice and look for the "Super Bowl" menu. Within there, you should see an exhaustive list of submenu options; look for either the "Halftime Show" option or, if you don't see one, try the "Exotics" menu (or something similarly worded).

If you don't see a halftime show prop bet option available, it's possible that the sportsbook you're using doesn't offer these markets. And that makes it the perfect time to consider signing up for a new sports betting site!

Is it legal to bet on the Super Bowl halftime show?

Betting markets on the Super Bowl halftime show are not provided by U.S. legal sports betting sites. You must be located outside the United States to participate in these markets.

Super Bowl halftime show betting history

The Super Bowl halftime show has brought out the very best when it comes to world-renowned performers and recording artists.

Here's a look at the Super Bowl halftime show headliners and performers since 1990:

GamePerformer(s)
Super Bowl 25New Kids on the Block
Super Bowl 26Gloria Estefan
Super Bowl 27Michael Jackson
Super Bowl 28Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, The Judds
Super Bowl 29Patti LaBelle, Teddy Pendergrass, Tony Bennett, Miami Sound Machine
Super Bowl 30Diana Ross
Super Bowl 31The Blues Brothers, ZZ Top, James Brown
Super Bowl 32Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, The Temptations, Queen Latifah
Super Bowl 33Gloria Estefan, Stevie Wonder, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Savion Glover
Super Bowl 34Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton
Super Bowl 35Aerosmith, N*SYNC
Super Bowl 36U2
Super Bowl 37Shania Twain, No Doubt
Super Bowl 38Jessica Simpson, Janet Jackson, P. Diddy, Nelly, Kid Rock, Justin Timberlake
Super Bowl 39Paul McCartney
Super Bowl 40The Rolling Stones
Super Bowl 41Prince
Super Bowl 42Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Super Bowl 43Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Super Bowl 44The Who
Super Bowl 45The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash
Super Bowl 46Madonna, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A., Cee Lo Green, Andy Lewis
Super Bowl 47Beyonce (w/Destiny's Child)
Super Bowl 48Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Super Bowl 49Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz, Missy Elliott
Super Bowl 50Coldplay, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson
Super Bowl 51Lady Gaga
Super Bowl 52Justin Timberlake
Super Bowl 53Maroon 5, Travis Scott, Big Boi
Super Bowl 54Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny
Super Bowl 55The Weeknd
Super Bowl 56Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, Anderson .Paak
Super Bowl 57Rihanna
Super Bowl 58Usher, Alicia Keys, Ludacris, Lil Jon, H.E.R., will.i.am., Jermaine Dupri

There have been plenty of examples of solo presenters bringing one or even multiple special guests on stage – so don't be surprised to see some big names join the Super Bowl 58 halftime show performer at some point in the proceedings.

Super Bowl halftime show FAQs

Where can I bet on Super Bowl halftime props?

The best sportsbooks in the U.S. do not offer Super Bowl halftime prop markets; you will need to be located outside the United States in order to access these odds.

Who performed at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2024?

Usher headlined the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show.

How long was the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show?

The Super Bowl halftime show was roughly 13 minutes long.

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