Bruno Mars has officially confirmed that he will be taking the stage with Beyonce and Coldplay during the Super Bowl 50 halftime performance.
On Friday, February 5, Mars took to Instagram to share the exciting news. Along with a picture of himself at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, where Super Bowl 50 will take place, he wrote: “It ain’t a party if Mr $how Up & $how out doesn’t show up. #Confirmed #SB50 #Halftime #Coldplay #Beyonce #TheBrunz #Shwaaaggg.” In a later post, he wrote: “”Mars has landed #SB50.” Now fans are wondering if Mars’ pal, Mark Ronson, will be joining him for their hit “Uptown Funk” after sources insist they saw him at the practices.
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The two-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer headlined the Super Bowl 48 halftime show at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey back in 2014, along with his special guests The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Not only was Bruno the first performer under the age of 30 to perform during the Super Bowl, his performance was also the second most watched performance in Super Bowl history with over 115 million viewers. Mars’ performance was later nominated for a primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program, according to E! News. Katy Perry performed last year at Super Bowl 49, and had the most-watched halftime show in history with 118 million viewers.
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So, what can we expect from the Super Bowl 50 halftime show? Coldplay’s Chris Martin explained on Thursday during a press conference that the group was inspired by a music festival, and they hope to bring that same vibe to their Super Bowl performance.
“One of our favorite places to play in the world is a place called Glastonbury festival, which is a big music festival that happens in England,” he said. “It’s full of color and pageantry, and it’s an amazing sort of spiritual home of music in England.”
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“We wanted to bring that sort of vibe to the Super Bowl halftime show,” he continued. “We can’t compete with amazing dance routines and all of that. We have to try to do what comes naturally to us, which is to try and provide a bit of fun and a great atmosphere for people to come and be together and be communal and enjoy the general experience.”
And how did Coldplay get Beyoncé to join them? Martin said he told her that “I said ‘Hey Queen Bey! I want you in a red bodysuit!’ Because it’s Super Bowl 50!”
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Pepsi confirmed on January 7 that Beyonce would be performing, and last month, Coldplay confirmed they would also be heading to the Super Bowl. Beyonce headlined the 2013 Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show in New Orleans at the Superdome. He former Destiny Child’s bandmates, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, joined her for the performance.
Aside from Bruno Mars, Coldplay, and Beyoncé, there will be another superstar joining in on the fun. Lady Gaga has confirmed that she will be singing the National Anthem before the game kicks off.
“This is one of the highest honors of my career,” Gaga admitted, according to the Daily Mail. “I get a chance to sing for all the athletes, who have been working so hard their whole lives for this moment, the coaches, as well as the fans…”
The Denver Broncos will take on the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, February 7. The game will kick off at 6:30 ET, and will be aired live on CBS.
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