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Who’s performing at the halftime show for Clemson-Alabama’s national championship

See the top photos from Clemson’s championship victory

Here are the top photos from Clemson's 44-16 victory over Alabama at the college football national championship in Santa Clara.
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Here are the top photos from Clemson's 44-16 victory over Alabama at the college football national championship in Santa Clara.

Midway through the College Football Playoff national championship on Monday night between Clemson and Alabama, viewers on ESPN will get some halftime entertainment in the form of a concert featuring rock band Imagine Dragons and rapper Lil Wayne.

Unlike the traditional Super Bowl halftime show, this concert won’t actually take place in Levi’s Stadium, where the Tigers and Crimson Tide will be playing. It will happen on Treasure Island, a small man-made island in the San Francisco Bay that is actually about 45 miles away from the stadium.

The concert will be part of a larger game watch organized by ESPN for fans and is free.

Imagine Dragons has won nine Billboard Music Awards and one Grammy, while all four of the band’s albums have reached one of the top two spots on the charts in the U.S.

The band has also had its music featured in numerous commercials and movie trailers, and it has become especially noted as a favorite of television networks promoting sports events and as the in-game entertainment, as The Ringer reported earlier this year when it was announced the Imagine Dragons’ song “Natural” would be the official ESPN anthem for the 2018 college football season.

Lil Wayne, meanwhile, is one of the most decorated and critically-acclaimed rappers of all-time and has five Grammys to his name. His latest album, “Tha Carter V,” was released in September, reached No. 1 on the charts and has hit platinum status.

Neither Imagine Dragons or Lil Wayne have any connection to either Clemson or Alabama — Lil Wayne is a New Orleans native and LSU fan, and Imagine Dragons was founded by frontman Dan Reynolds when he was at BYU.

Fans at Clemson react to the team's 44-16 victory over Alabama at the college football national championship at Santa Clara January 7, 2019.

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