SUPER BOWL RATINGS HIT HISTORIC LOW: The New England Patriots conquered the Los Angeles Rams Sunday night, 13-3, but viewers didn’t seem that engaged. According to Nielsen numbers, the game scored 44.9/68 in metered market results, a dip of 5.2% from when the Bowl was broadcast on NBC last year. Overall, it was the worst ratings since 2009, when the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals. CBS broadcast the show this year for the first time since 2016.
ADAM LEVINE BREAKS SILENCE AFTER MAROON 5’S SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW – (02/05/2019)
Adam Levine spoke out after Maroon 5 played a tame Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sunday.
The singer took to Instagram, where he wrote a long missive alongside an image of the “One Love” light display featured during their performance.
“When we accepted the responsibility to perform at the SBHTS, I took out my pen and just wrote,” Levine, 39, captioned the photo. “Some of the words that came to me in that moment eventually made their way onto the incredible lanterns that flew high and low tonight. We thank the universe for this historic opportunity to play on the world’s biggest stage. We thank our fans for making our dreams possible. And we thank our critics for always pushing us to do better. One Love.”
He continued, “And the list of words is… Forgive, Laugh, Cry, Smile, Share, Live, Endure, Embrace, Remember, Enlighten, Preserve, Inspire, Sweat, Fight, Express, Give, Receive, Elevate, Climb, Unify, Fortify, Soften, Dance, Scream, Dream, Educate, Provide, Inhale, Exhale, Persevere, Stand, Kneel, Overcome, Love, Listen.”
Maroon 5 was plagued with backlash leading up to the Super Bowl Halftime Show, largely due to artists protesting the NFL over its treatment of Colin Kaepernick.
Levine addressed the controversy with Entertainment Tonight Thursday, saying, “It’s what it is. We expected it. We’d like to move on from it and… speak through the music.”
Levine added that he consulted many people before making the decision to perform amid the controversy over the NFL’s handling of players like Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the national anthem. “I silenced all the noise and listened to myself,” Levine said, “and made my decision based upon how I felt.”
MAROON 5 SEES MAJOR SALES BOOST THANKS TO SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW: The consensus may be that Maroon 5 delivered a lackluster Super Bowl halftime show, but the gig still earned the band a major sales boost. According to Billboard, initial reports from Nielsen Music say Maroon 5’s catalog scored a 488% sales gain on the day of the big game. It climbed from 4,000 in download sales on Saturday to 24,000 on Sunday. The six songs the band performed during the halftime show had an even bigger sales boost: 587%. Combined sales of “Harder to Breathe,” “This Love,” “Girls Like You,” “She Will Be Loved,” “Sugar” and “Moves Like Jagger” rose from nearly 3,000 sold on Saturday to 18,000 sold on Sunday. Maroon 5’s special guests for the halftime show, Travis Scott and Big Boi, also saw a bump in sales. Travis’ “Sicko Mode” jumped by 80%, while OutKast’s “The Way You Move” – performed by the duo’s Big Boi – had a massive 3,408% gain.
MILLIONS ATTEND MARSHMELLO ‘FORTNITE’ CONCERT – (02/05/2019)
This past weekend millions of Fortnite players logged in to the game to watch the EDM star Marshmello perform a 10-minute concert.
Players gathered at the virtual Pleasant Park in Fortnite to watch the performance and could dance along to the music with other players in the game. More than 10 million players logged in to the game on Saturday to watch the virtual concert.
On the day of the concert, Fortnite released a special mode that prevented players from shooting each other while they were in the concert area.
After the show, several players told Marshmello that his performance was their first concert. Dozens of players and parents shared videos of themselves dancing and having fun during the short set and Marshmello returned for an encore run of the performance later in the day. An extended version of the mix was uploaded to Apple Music, with a 29-minute running time.
Marshmello also shared his thoughts on the event, writing: “What makes me happiest about today is that so many people got to experience their first concert ever. All the videos I keep seeing of people laughing and smiling throughout the set are amazing. Man I’m still so pumped. If you thought that concert was lit, try coming to a real show. The Mellogang goes hardddddd!”
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