Wanna guess how much the Black Eyed Peas got paid for performing at halftime during the 2011 Super Bowl?
The group typically earns between $250,000 to $350,000 per concert, but, in fact, they made nothing for their performance at the Super Bowl XLV’s half-time show, reports Forbes.com.
That’s because acts who appear during the half-time show at the Super Bowl traditionally don’t get paid, since the exposure the acts receive is far greater than almost any other venue, the story notes.
For instance, 1.3 million people paid to see the Black Eyed Peas perform last year, but it’s likely that more than 100 million people tuned into Sunday’s game, the story notes.
After Tom Petty performed at the 2008 Super Bowl, he saw a spike in his record sales, it adds. A representative for Universal Music Group, the parent of the Black Eye Peas label, didn’t respond to a request for comment about the group’s payment, the article notes.
Separately, Time.com is reporting that after flubbing the lyrics to the national anthem, singer Christina Aguilera issued a statement that read, "I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through."
The singer should have sung "O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?" but instead sang a variation of an earlier line, "What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last gleaming." The article notes that other performers have had troubles with the song, with Macy Gray getting booed ten years ago for what the piece calls an "off-kilter" rendition at the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibition game in Canton, Ohio.