The NFL season is just weeks old, but they are already in the headlines over the athletes kneeling down during the National Anthem. Although they are under scrutiny, the NFL is currently preparing for the inevitable Super Bowl culmination. Amid the controversy, NFL has reportedly found a star to perform at the Super Bowl halftime presentation in February 2018. According to Variety, Justin Timberlake is currently the frontrunner to perform at the most anticipated event of the year.

Justin Timberlake, the singer-songwriter who became an actor, record producer, and the ten-time Grammy winner is currently on the edge of "finalizing" the deal to perform at Super Bowl 2018, according to Variety.

He was picked after Jay-Z turned down the offer. According to US Weekly, there will be no surprise performances for the event, and it will only be Justin Timberlake who will perform at the Super Bowl 2018.

Super Bowl 13 'nipplegate' incident

Thirteen years after the controversial "nipplegate" incident with Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake is now back at the game. The performance of Janet Jackson and Timberlake in 2004 Super Bowl was not just a mere incident. It changed the rules of the annual broadcasted sporting event as well. Timberlake and Jackson shocked the audience when Justin pulled part of Jackson's costume revealing her pierced nipple and right breast to millions of people watching during the performance of the song "Rock Your Body." The "nipplegate" incident caused the Federal Communications Commission to implement new policies and added a five-second broadcast delay during live performances.

History of Justin Timberlake

Justin was known globally when his band NSYNC became one of the best-selling boy bands of all time in the late 1990s. He was one of the two lead vocalists and the youngest member of the band. In 2002, he released his debut solo album, the R&B-focused "Justified." This album produced the successful singles "Cry Me a River" and "Rock Your Body" and earned his first two Grammy Awards.

Aside from many awards throughout his career, Timberlake is also the recipient of ten Grammy Awards, four Emmy Awards, three Brit Awards, and nine Billboard Music Awards. He was also named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2001 and 2013 according to Time.

After the Super Bowl incident in 2004, Justin put his recording and music career on hold and began to star in many films.

The first role he took was being a journalist in the film "Edison" in 2004. He has starred in many more films after that. He released an album in 2006 with the single "Sexy Back" which debuted at number 1 on Billboard Hot 100 chart. After that, he focused more on acting.

Currently, Justin Timberlake may be working on his new album. Timberlake was open about the music of his next album during a November interview with "Variety." He revealed that it would be much different from his last.