Beyonce will perform with Coldplay for this year’s Super Bowl Halftime show


This was not surprising. If you’ve been paying attention to Coldplay recently, you know that their latest album was not particularly well-received, and the first single didn’t really go anywhere. So it was sort of a mystery as to why the NFL/Pepsi chose Coldplay to perform at this year’s Super Bowl Halftime show. The reasoning, I suspect, is that this album will probably be Coldplay’s last, and the NFL wanted to get Coldplay before they broke up? Maybe? But still, no one is really excited for Coldplay. Which is why Beyonce is being asked to come to the rescue.

It’s official! Beyonce is set to perform at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, February 7, a source confirms to Us Weekly. Pepsi also confirmed the news to the Associated Press on Thursday, January 7.

Queen Bey will be joining previously announced performers Coldplay for the Pepsi Halftime Show at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The musicians have collaborated in the past, and most recently on the band’s new album, A Head Full of Dreams.

As fans are well aware, Bey graced the football field in 2013 in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII, staging an amazing reunion alongside Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams for the halftime show.

[From Us Weekly]

When Beyonce performed in 2013 at the Super Bowl, her performance broke the electricity (not really). So can we expect a repeat of that performance? Probably not. I doubt she’ll dance that much, she’ll probably just come on for a few duets. Bey and Chris are friends, mostly because Beyonce and Gwyneth Paltrow are friends, but Chris always said that he was trying to collaborate with Beyonce for years and years. He really likes her, and I think the feeling is mutual. And hey, at least Beyonce will get people excited for the Halftime show.

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  1. mia girl says:

    Y…A…W…N followed by another Y..A..W…N

    I’ll watch only if Bruno Mars is there.
    IMO He had one of the best halftime shows ever.

    • CariBean says:

      I absolutely agree with you entire comment!

      • La La Land says:

        me three … this woman is more overrated than Jennifer Lawrence /Amy Schumer/ JCole/Lena Dunham put together … almost forgot Ricky Gervais.

        But good on her for wanting to be more white.
        (kidding … but she’s turning yellow by the day these days!)

    • Santia says:

      I hope she has new choreo, new outfits, new songs or something. If she does the same leotard-clad pelvic gyrations to the same songs, I’m going to scream.

    • Dani8 says:

      You got it. Loved Bruno. Beyoncé not so much.

    • Pandy says:

      Yawn followed by ugh.

  2. InvaderTak says:

    Yawn. Seriously.

    • Petee says:

      Talk about boring.The half time use to be great and even if you hated football it was worth watching.Not anymore.

  3. Shambles says:

    Cue Gwenyth in 3…2…1…

    “WELL Bey and I are just so close, and once I made the request, she said she would be HAPPY to perform with Chris and his little band at the part-time show of that little soccer game or whatever.”

  4. Jem says:

    Well somewhere out there Goop just got a lot more smug, if that’s even possible…

  5. Farhi says:

    I wish she would stop with blond hair. It makes her look fake. She is a naturally beautiful girl. Why are her natural looks are not good enough.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      She is beautiful with every hair colour, but personally, I think the one she had in Dreamgirls suits her best.

    • nches says:

      why are her natural looks not enough for her? if you have something to say, then say it. who in the world looks the way they would if they didn’t fo things like hair straightening, curling, highlighting etc it’s just a hair color but maybe it’s also cos she’s black that you think she should be natural. Go tell Jolie to go back to her “natural” blond hair or tell Aniston to lose the contacts and the blind and go back to her “brown”. but those are white women so no one ever polices their choices. I’m tired of the “natural” nonsense mostly cos you all only bring it out when you see black women. Never in my 22 years have I seen or heard a white person being asked to go natural

      • Farhi says:

        People so do love to jump on the race issues here even when no offense meant.
        IMO she would look much better with hair like Solange’s. This blond hair doesn’t look good on her. Am I allowed to say that? Just like I would say that orange and pale green don’t look good with pasty white skin and look better with caramel skin tones?

        I would also love if everybody looked more natural instead of trying to conform to a single Barbie standard – skinny, tall and blond. It is boring and so obviously fake.

      • Fran says:

        I’m with Farhi on this, this is not a racial issue, I do think the blonde doesn’t really suit her.

      • lucy says:

        ” Never in my 22 years have I seen or heard a white person being asked to go natural” … Then, nches, you have not been reading my comments on this site, because for years whenever I see someone with hair color that does not flatter them, I have commented as such. If the hair color and skin color clash, I speak up, no matter the race(s) of the wearer. No discrimination! Nature has a way with color palettes that humans can rarely supercede successfully. I also think people (Irish, English, Bulgarian, African American,…whatever) with naturally wavy or curly hair look best with their natural curls and waves, and that flattening one’s hair looks harsh and boring (Demi Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow, any Kardashian,…oh, and Beyonce).

      • claire says:

        Black women police black women’s looks too. Newsflash: people comment on other people’s looks. All the damn time.

    • Hazel says:

      I thought it was Kate Gosselin.

    • nches says:

      dear Farhi, do forgive the rambling. I know you mean no offense but as a black woman just like Beyoncé who has been at the receiving end of the “leave your natural hair” shtick, it’s a very racial thing even if you don’t see it that way. Beyoncé and Solange do not have the same kinda hair. solange’s is way kinkier and dare I say tougher. Beyoncé has natural brown hair not black tho so I find it odd that you would think she would look better with solange’s hair which is not her natural type to begin with. so even if Beyoncé gets an afro like her sister, I doubt it would be good enough for some people as that too ain’t her natural hair. that’s a generalization which rubs me the wrong way. you are free to point out that the blond doesn’t suit her or that she looks like Kate Gosselin. What I do have a problem with however, is you saying how a BLACK woman should go natural. do some research on black hair and maybe we can have a better conversation

      • AlmondJoy says:

        Nches, you’re not rambling and your comment isn’t crazy. I’ve said the exact same thing here plenty of times. I get where your comment is coming from and I agree 100%

      • Farhi says:

        On race discussions a white person always ends up being wrong and so I try to avoid them completely.
        If I follow the MLK’s desire of people being color blind and just talking content of ones character then people get upset because I am not sensitive enough to racial issues. But I just treat everyone as I would a white person, isn’t that the goal?

        On Beyoncé’s looks, I’ve seen some pictures of her where she is made up in a French style, with dark brown hair. The style takes advantage of her heritage and she looks stunning. She also looks great with long dark wavy hair.
        Anyway, if she likes her blond hair who are we to say anything. It is her hair , she can do what she likes.

      • AlmondJoy says:

        “On race discussions a white person always ends up being wrong and so I try to avoid them completely.”

        ??? I didn’t even know you were white until you mentioned it just now and I doubt that Nches knew either… And I don’t think that was the point of the comment that Nches made. Kinda confused as to where the statements in your first paragraph came from. But yes I agree that it’s her hair and she can do whatever she likes.

      • Farhi says:

        “And I don’t think that was the point of the comment that Nches made”

        I don’t know what was the point? I think the point was that I dared to criticize a black’s woman hair.

  6. Locke Lamora says:

    I’d rather watch just Coldplay. The last album was bad, but their first few albums were really good. Beyonce hasn’t been good since Destiny’s Child.

    But then again, I’m not American and for the life of me don’t get why there needs to be a concert in the middle of a sports game.

    • Mumzy says:

      Because we ‘Muricuns must be entertained at all times. If not, we might have to think about stuff and that can get uncomfortable…And exhausting.

      But seriously, the flash/bang of the concert is to feed the excitement and add to the spectacle–but mostly to keep viewers from wandering away from the television during the lengthy half-time break. US professional football is very commercialized and the Superbowl is one of the top (if not the top) event of the year for any professional US sport; therefore, it has become top for television advertising as well. Many people tune in strictly for the television commercials alone, which are custom-created for the event and actually are competing to outdo one another (their own commercial Superbowl). Advertisers pay many millions to create and air their commercials and the half-time show keeps viewers from wandering away from the television.

      • swak says:

        Not only that but if the game becomes a blowout in the first half, they at least keep the viewers through half time.

    • Jaana says:

      Everything you said Locke Lamora! I am a huge soccer fan and dare I say there would probably be a riot if a concert broke out at Half Time at the World Cup final or Champions League Final. We want to see the game! Not a concert lol.

  7. Tifygodess says:

    She looks really pretty in the picture with Chris. Love the dress.

    Honestly the half time show doesn’t get me all that excited. Either two teams are playing that I couldn’t care less about or the Pats are playing and Im so stressed out I don’t pay attention anyways. Either way I’m zoning out. Lol Not to mention This just feels like repeat to me. If you have seen one Beyoncé performance you have pretty much seen them all. She’s talented as hell but I don’t know, she just doesn’t get me all worked up.

  8. bondbabe says:

    One step better than just Coldplay at halftime. My question is: who are the people in charge of scheduling acts for the NFL? Are they really that out of touch? I get that they are trying to get a younger and more worldwide audience to tune in, but…ugh.

    +one million for Bruno Mars – he is just fantastic!! If you ever have the chance to see him in concert, do so. His music, his energy, his show, his persona is all-around electric.

  9. jeanpierre says:

    Even Bey can’t help coldplay. That group is beyond boring. Still, I’ll be watching her perform as I always do 🙂

  10. blue marie says:

    Uh oh, they better have a back up generator..

  11. Tiffany says:

    Chris and Jay Z are friends. I doubt Goop and Queen Beehive has spoken since the separation.

  12. mila says:

    double the fun… not.

  13. nches says:

    Beyoncé and goop are no more friends goop shaded her heavily some months ago too.
    meanwhile, it’s nice that Bey is coming might get me to tune in. I love Bey and would watch her sit still for a whole day. and just because someone doesn’t fall out of clubs drunk or call her fans “thot” or get into fights with rivals on social media doesn’t mean they’re boring. I still like when people are only seen when they’re promoting something and not even minute of the day

  14. Miss Grace Jones says:

    I just feel like it’s such an odd matchup when Beyonce gives such great energy in her performances with the epic dancing and all LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!! and Coldplay makes okay but such sleepy time music to me.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      To me it’s the opposite. Here’s Coldplay singing the songs they wrote and then comes Beyonce with unecessary dancing, and lights and costumes. I like concerts to be just about the music, not a spectacle. But that’s just me.

      • nches says:

        Coldplay are a band of more than 3 people that have co-writers. Adele has co-writers. Mariah has co-writers. Even Sia who imo is the queen of songwriting has co-writers. yet only Beyoncé gets singled out for having co-writers. don’t pull the “she steals credits line ” because her writers testify that she actually gas a lot of input. Sia being one of them. Go and check out Sia’s last interview or Ryan Tedder’s or The Dream’s. Those are her frequent collaborators who claim that Beyoncé does in fact write. and there are videos to prove it.
        I find it ironic when people say Beyoncé sings about having sex with her husband and that Ring The Alarm was about Rihanna but then, in the same breath say “she doesn’t write. she changes a few words and takes credit”.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        I know they all have co-writers, it was just a passing comment. I just prefer concerts where the music is the main focus, and not the dancing/costumes/stage etc.

        Besides, I just passingly like Coldplay, they’re not my favourite band or anything. I just don’t get the hate they get.

      • Farhi says:

        I am the same , I don’t like the “show” part. I keep thinking – there is no way they are singing live while jumping and doing cartwheels.
        It takes huge amount of concentration just to sing properly while standing in the same spot, even for professional singers.

        It depends on what you are looking for and what you came to expect – singing and music or a show.

      • nches says:

        Farhi, Beyoncé does that. sometimes she does it well and other times I’m just like “girl just sing your voice is nice”. the story was that when she was young, papa Matthew used to “force” her to run round the block whole singing. that way, she doesn’t get out of breath while doing her cartwheels on stage like any other mortal would. lol
        I’ve had the honour of watching her perform a heavily choreographed “Get Me Bodied” from the front row and by God, this woman blew me away. you could tell she was singing live because you could just see it and her steps were amazing. that’s the difference between her and say JLO. JLO would serve you some hot choreography but can not hold a note live. Beyoncé on the other hand can hold them notes while smacking it in the air and doing cartwheels

      • Petee says:

        The Foo Fighters and Metallica would have been better choices.They have energy and yes they write their own songs.

      • Dangles says:

        Good choices, Petee. Hard rock is the most apt entertainment for halftime at the Super Bowl. It goes well with the aggressive nature of the game.

      • jeanpierre says:

        Haha in 1998 maybe

  15. lucy2 says:

    Coldplay was an odd choice to begin with. I like some of their music, but it’s pretty low energy for what the half time show needs to be.

  16. Nev says:

    How come they couldn’t go all hip hop?!!!!!!!

  17. nches says:

    excellent question, nev

  18. CharlotteCharlotte says:

    Okay, that pic of them cuddled up is adorable and I’m shippin’ it.

  19. scottiegal says:

    It’s the Animal Planet Puppy Bowl for me! The Kitty Halftime Show never disappoints.

  20. dAsh says:

    Coldplay is boring for superbowl half time show so I’m glad Bey is performing with them. Maybe they can cancel Coldplay and have Beyoncé and Bruno Mars perform together.

  21. word says:

    I am a fan of Beyonce, but must admit I haven’t bought a single one of her solo albums. I do wonder what would Beyonce do if she ever got boo’d on stage? She seems strong but also seems super addicted to her “image”. We already know, she’ll slide on that Super Bowl stage and we’ll forget that Coldplay is even there. What does that kind of adoration do to a person though? I’m happy when I get a smile from a stranger lol.

  22. kri says:

    I never noticed that she wears L’eggs pantyhose before. Holy crap. Anyway, Coldplay is the most aptly named band in the history of the world.

  23. Jaana says:

    I love the pictures from the party with Beyonce’ and Chris. Everyone was drunk out of their minds and seemed like they had a great time.

  24. Josefina says:

    I think Beyoncé is a fantastic entertainer. Never been dissapointed by a live performance of hers. As for Coldplay, I prefer counting sheep as a method for inducing sleep.

  25. Naddie says:

    I love Beyonce and Coldplay (apart from the last album, of course), but together? No. When Chris Martin sang with Rihanna, the result was terrible, so I think it just might end up the same.

  26. poppy says:

    goopers would have zero relationship with or to B amd JZ if it weren’t for chris martin. gwynsufferable drained coldplay/cm from the beginning and once she sucked them dry she moved on. they are nowhere near as popular as they were when she got knocked up. she knows how to strip the joy out of anything.

    didn’t bey sort of disappear everytime goop stuck her foot in her mouth? unlike jessica seinfeld.
    her connection to them is purely through his industry.

    don’t even like coldspray but take offense to the notion goop brought them together with beyonce.

    now goop will be at the game. can’t pass up the chance to remind everyone she can dance cuz she’s with the band. 🙄

  27. Lau says:

    Actually, Bey is featured on the new Coldplay album (“Hymn for the weekend”) if I am not completely mistaken. Right?