Beyoncé delivered a pretty unforgettable performance during the Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show in 2013, and it has been recently confirmed by E! Online that the R&B songstress will be joining Coldplay for the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show this year.
According to a source, who told E! News exclusively, “Beyoncé has been in the talks to perform for sometime but it was all top secret. Beyoncé is very excited to be at this years big Super Bowl. She can’t wait.”
Beyonce, 34, will not be headlining this year’s Super Bowl, however. She will join Coldplay as their musical guest when the band performs live at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on February 7. In 2013, her performance in New Orleans at Super Bowl 47 completely blew away the crowd and audiences watching the live event from home. The singer made Destiny’s Child fans extremely happy with somewhat of an onstage reunion with former bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
Beyoncé was later interviewed after the show and said she thought it was a huge success.
“It feels good to know the hard work paid off,” Beyoncé said. “It’s a live television show, it’s the biggest show in America, and there’s so many things that could happen and God was on my side, so I’m very, very happy that it went well and the power went out after.”
“What a proud day for AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN!!!!” Beyoncé wrote in an Instagram post. “Kelly, Michelle, Alicia, JHud. You are all beautiful, talented, and showed so much class! It was an honor to perform at the Superbowl with you phenomenal ladies. Love, Beyonce”
— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) February 4, 2013
Beyoncé also recently teamed up with Coldplay on their new album A Head Full of Dreams, so hearing news of the artists collaborating again is no surprise. Coldplay’s frontman Chris Martin has been friends with Beyoncé and Jay Z for several years now, originally having met through his ex-wife, actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Before Martin and Paltrow divorced, the two couples were known to go out on double dates at soccer games and various restaurants.
In November of 2015, Beyoncé and Coldplay released the song “Hymn for the Weekend,” which appears on A Head Full of Dreams. The song is apparently Chris Martin’s take on a “club song,” though the track immediately gained a mind of its own once Beyoncé was called in to collab on the project. Martin described the writing process to the Wall Street Journal.
“This melody came — ‘drinks on me, drinks on me.’ I presented it to the rest of the band and they said, ‘We love this song, but there’s no way you can sing ‘drinks on me.” So that changed into ‘drink from me’ and the idea of having an angelic person in your life. Then that turned into asking Beyoncé to sing on it.”
In 2015, Katy Perry performed at the Super Bowl Halftime Show and made history by making it the most-watched Super Bowl Halftime show in history, pulling in nearly 118 million viewers. Despite the success, the pop singer was very nervous prior to her performance, namely due to Beyoncé’s legendary 2013 Super Bowl Halftime show, but Katy striked back at people declaring that she was trying to outdo her. “Nobody’s going to live up to Beyoncé, stop putting me on that altar,” Katy said. “How dare you.”
“I really am going to play on my strengths,” Perry continued, “which I believe for me is a combination of humour and sass and colour and incredible joy, and hopefully everybody will be singing along to all these songs because they will be quite familiar.”
Beyoncé has also recently been in the headlines for the hilarious “Run The World (Girls)” performance with Channing Tatum on Lip Sync Battle, which will probably be another legendary performance for her, as well as for Tatum.
The 2016 Super Bowl will take place on February 7. Singer/songwriter Bruno Mars will also be performing during the Super Bowl Halftime show, along with Coldplay and Beyoncé.
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