NFL Thanksgiving Halftime Shows 2022: Who’s Performing at the Turkey Day Halftime Shows?

Who are the A-list entertainers taking the stage at the NFL Thanksgiving halftime shows across the league's Thursday contests?

NFL Thanksgiving games have become some of the biggest events of the year, not just in sports but in entertainment in general.

It’s widely known that NFL games, those on the November holiday especially, rake in some of the largest viewership numbers on television, so it makes sense that A-list entertainers would join in on the action. This year’s NFL Thanksgiving halftime shows are no exception.

Who’s Performing at the Detroit Lions’ Thanksgiving Halftime Show?

The Detroit Lions Thanksgiving classic, in its 83rd year, will feature some premier talent of its own. Singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha and DJ David Guetta will perform for the team’s Thanksgiving Halftime Show presented by Verizon.

Who Are Bebe Rexha and David Guetta?

Rexha became well-known in the entertainment industry for penning hits for some of the most decorated members of the music world, including Rhianna, Selena Gomez, and Nick Jonas. She then rose to prominence as an entertainer in her own right, teaming up with the likes of Florida Georgia Line on the mega-hit “Meant to Be” and releasing her debut studio album Expectations.

“Meant to Be” held the top spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart for 50 weeks, a record-breaking mark, and was certified diamond for selling more than 10 million units. It also earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.

MORE: Why do the Lions always play on Thanksgiving?

Guetta is one of the world’s most accomplished DJs. He’s been voted the number-one DJ in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJ Poll three times. The French native has collected two Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, and a Billboard Music Award, and his music catalog reportedly sold for around $100 million to Warner Music. Some of Guetta’s top hits include “Where Them Girls At,” “Titanium,” and “Without You.”

The Detroit Lions host the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field on Thursday, November 24, at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Who’s Performing at the Dallas Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Halftime Show?

The Dallas Cowboys have been holding spectacle-filled halftime shows on Thanksgiving for over 25 years. And now, for the first time, the team is having a repeat act headline the performance. The Jonas Brothers, one of the world’s most well-known pop bands, will be taking the stage for the packed house at AT&T Stadium.

The show will be nationally-televised and promote The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. The event, known as the Red Kittle Kickoff, is celebrating the campaign’s 132nd year.

“We couldn’t be more excited to return to AT&T Stadium and play The Salvation Army halftime show,” Jonas Brothers said. “We are honored that our performance will help raise awareness of the great need that exists and encourage everyone to donate to The Salvation Army to make a difference in their communities this holiday season and all year long.”

MORE: Why do the Cowboys always play on Thanksgiving?

The Cowboys will take on the division-rival New York Giants on Thursday, November 24, at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Who Are the Jonas Brothers?

The Jonas Brothers’ rise to superstardom began in the early-2000s on Disney Channel, where the New Jersey-native trio, Kevin, Joe, and Nick, starred in the channel’s Camp Rock movie.

In 2008, they were nominated at the Grammy Awards for Best New Artist. They took a six-year hiatus starting in 2013 to pursue solo ventures but reunited in 2019, releasing the song “Sucker,” arguably their most successful record at the time.

“Sucker” topped the Billboard Hot 100, and their 2019 album Happiness Begins reached No. 1 on the US Billboard 200. Since 2005, the trio has released five studio albums and just finished up a three-night residency at the Park MGM in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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