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The Super Bowl halftime show has been must-see TV since Michael Jackson's 1993 history-making performance—but who was really the greatest Super Bowl performer of all time? Many say it was Prince in 2007. His Purple Majesty issued blistering guitar solos despite a rainstorm so intense it damaged his guitar. Others vote for Beyoncé, who stole the 2016 show from Coldplay and Bruno Mars with an unapologetically political rendition of "Formation." Whose Super Bowl show was truly the GOAT?

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 Vulture dubbed Prince's halftime show "the absolute best Super Bowl halftime performance of them all."

 Prince’s show wasn’t the most extravagant, but even today, it thrills and excites....The Purple One opened with the strains of Queen’s “We Will Rock You” before switching gears with “Let’s Go Crazy.” Then the Florida A&M University marching band, strapped with glowing lights, joined in for a new arrangement of “Baby I’m a Star” that recognized the history of halftime shows past. This musical journey veered through covers of “Proud Mary” and “All Along the Watchtower” before ending with a huge scrim shot up into the night sky, with Prince’s giant backlit silhouette projected as he shredded the guitar solo from “Purple Rain.” 
Oh, and he did the whole thing in the pouring rain. Who could ever top that?
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But Beyoncé's jaw-dropping performance was arguably the most subversive thing to ever happen at a Super Bowl halftime show. The Queen paid tribute to the Black Panthers, Black womanhood, and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. She also did it with flawless showmanship and a glowing smile while at "the milquetoast white center of popular culture." Bow down, y'all.

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Many say Prince's rain-drenched rendition of his signature song was the best live version ever recorded.

For a song approaching its 23rd birthday, Prince may have delivered its finest (and most cinematic) live rendition. Former Editor-in-Chief of Spin and VIBE Alan Light points out that Prince used the weather almost as a planned special effect for his show. 
In an era of corporate sponsorship, the concert felt artful and authentic. 
On sports’ biggest night, Prince delivered a concert that felt just as mammoth....halftime may never be the same.
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She didn't have to perform in the rain, but Beyoncé's show created a national firestorm. The National Sheriffs' Association made a statement criticizing her performance, and the Miami police union called for cops to boycott Beyoncé (they didn't). Her show wasn't just technically outstanding: it brought race, feminism, and police violence into the center of America's most mainstream white entertainment.

FINAL RESULTS
Sports
Greatest Super Bowl halftime performer ever: Prince or Beyoncé?
A festive crown for the winner
#PrinceWins
#BeyonceWins