Beyonce to Join Coldplay as Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show Performer

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Beyonce to Join Coldplay as Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show Performer
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The Super Bowl 50 halftime show has added Beyonce to a lineup that already featured Coldplay.

Pepsi confirmed the news to Associated Press writer Mesfin Fekadu (via U.S. News & World Report).

Sophie Schillaci of Entertainment Tonight first reported Beyonce will be Coldplay's guest on stage at halftime during the NFL's biggest event Feb. 7 at Levi's Stadium, "presumably" to sing "Hymn for the Weekend" from Coldplay's latest album, A Head Full of Dreams, which features guest vocals from the Grammy winner.

In addition to Beyonce, Bruno Mars is also set to perform as a special guest during the halftime show.

This will mark the second time Beyonce has performed during a Super Bowl halftime show. She previously took the stage as the headline act during Super Bowl 47 between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers.

Mars will also be a returning performer after drawing positive reviews for his effort to liven up the Seattle Seahawks' 43-8 blowout of the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 48.

As for what the entire act will entail, per NFL.com, Coldplay is seeking to feature elements from football's past, present and future.

"This announcement is just the beginning," per the NFL.com release. "Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is designing a show that will echo elements of the NFL's On the Fifty campaignhonoring the past, recognizing the present and looking ahead to the next 50 years, including other special artists."

The NFL is pulling out all the stops to mark the golden anniversary of its biggest game. Coldplay has been one of the most popular bands in the world, while Bruno Mars and Beyonce are two of the biggest solo acts in music. 

As long as this year's Super Bowl also gives us a great game, the 50th iteration of the Big Game will feel like the biggest one yet. 

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