Rihanna, Katy Perry, Cold Play are being eyed for the next year Super Bowl half-time show if they are willing to cough up some funds.
The high profile TV slot, filled by Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers last February, and Beyonce in 2013 attracts in an average of 114 million viewers.
According to reports from Wall Street Journal, the trio all have a shot, but securing the gig will depend on who is willing to roll out the fee.
National Football League employees are believed to have asked “at least some of the acts” if they would contribute some of their post-Super Bowl tour income to the organisation in exchange for promotional exposure.
Reacting to the lineup of performers, Spokeswoman Joanna Hunter told the WSJ that while contracts with performers were confidential, the NFL’s sole aim was to “put on the best possible show” for fans. “When we have something to announce, we’ll announce it.”
The NFL does not usually pay the half-time act, but asking them to pay would be novel for 2015.
It remains unknown how much money the league is looking for and no decisions have been finalised.