MAROON 5 wowed the Super Bowl crowds with an energetic halftime show performance in Atlanta.
Fronted by Adam Levine, the LA band headlined the massively-watched concert with support from rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi.
The singer wrestled with the decision to perform following the NFL protests against police brutality, which Colin Kaepernick, 31, spearheaded with his silent kneeling during the national anthem.
But he took to the stage during a break in the historic clash between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams at the Mercedes Benz Stadium.
“No one thought about it more than I did,” Levine said of the decision to take the Super Bowl stage.
“No one put more thought and love into this than I did. … I spoke to many people, most importantly though, I silenced all the noise and listened to myself, and made my decision about how I felt.”
When the popular band was named as the headliner for massively-watched concert, it left some people scratching their heads as many successful acts have hailed from Atlanta.
Travis Scott, 26, also took to the stage for the halftime show.
He got his first record deal with Epic Records in 2012 before signing with Kanye West’s label GOOD Music.
The rapper is currently dating Kylie Jenner with whom he has a daughter, Stormi.
Rapper Antwan André Patton, 43, aka Big Boi, also whipped up a storm during the show.
He’s best known for being one half of hip-hop duo Outkast along with André 3000.
He collaborated with Kelly Rowland on the track Mama Told Me from his second album in 2012.
It came after Gladys Knight stunned the crowds at the Super Bowl stadium with her soulful rendition of the national anthem.
The Empress of Soul had the audience in tears as she sang the Star-Spangled Banner in Atlanta on Sunday.
Knight wrestled with whether to join a boycott over the NFL’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick[/caption]
She donned a white dress with statement sleeves for the rendition which she hoped would bring people together[/caption]
Knight said she’s been working for civil rights and singing the anthem since she was a little girl[/caption]