Looks like Queen Bey will join Coldplay on the Super Bowl 50 halftime stage. Beyoncé will “join the band on-stage during their performance” according to Entertainment Tonight.
The pop superstar will likely perform with Coldplay on Hymn for the Weekend (from the rock group’s 2015 record A Head Full of Dreams), which she guested on. It hasn’t been too long since we’ve seen the diva at the Super Bowl: she headlined the halftime show just three years ago in 2013. Pepsi, which produces the show, confirmed the appearance to The Associated Press today (via USA Today).
Musical collaborations are common on one of TV’s biggest stages. At Beyoncé’s 2013 halftime show, former Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams made an appearance. Other recent guest appearances include Missy Elliott and Lenny Kravitz at Katy Perry’s halftime show last year, Red Hot Chili Peppers at Bruno Mars’ 2014 performance, and a slew of guests including LMFAO, Cirque du Soleil, and Nicki Minaj at Madonna’s 2012 halftime performance.
The 34-year-old singer last release was her eponymous fifth studio record in December 2013 which won three Grammys including Best R&B Song (for Drunk in Love). She was also revealed as a co-owner of her husband Jay Z’s music streaming service Tidal in March.
Talking about working with Beyoncé, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin told Entertainment Weekly that she’s “all goodness.”
“This album is about celebrating and this angel figure kept popping up and I was thinking, ‘Gosh, Beyoncé would be perfect, but she’d never do it,’ continued Martin. “One day, we were talking and I was trying to drop the hint, but I didn’t want to be imprudent. And she said, ‘I’ll do it.’”
Super Bowl 50 will be aired live on CBS on February 7 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
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