Beyoncé Confirmed to Perform at Super Bowl 50
Pepsi, the sponsor of the halftime show, confirmed Thursday that the 20-time Grammy Award winner will be taking the stage alongside Coldplay at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Feb. 7. "Beyoncé has been in the talks to perform for sometime but it was all top secret," a source tells E! News exclusively. "Beyoncé is very excited to be at this years big Super Bowl. She can't wait."
Beyoncé first performed the national anthem before Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004 at the Reliant Stadium in Houston. She returned in 2013 to headline the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show, held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Beyoncé sang her biggest solo hits, including "Run the World (Girls)," "Love on Top," "Crazy in Love," "End of Time," "Baby Boy," "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" and "Halo." She also invited Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams to join her in performing Destiny's Child's "Bootylicious" and "Independent Women Part I."
The performance resulted in a blackout and a record number of tweets.
Super Bowl 50 should be even bigger. "Performing in the past at the Super Bowl was one of her favorite performances," a source tells E! News exclusively. "She loved the energy of the crowd. She is a big fan of Coldplay and thinks it's going to be a fantastic performance by both of them."
Beyoncé, who is friends with frontman Chris Martin and his wife Gwyneth Patlrow, has been on the same bill as Coldplay a number of times, most recently at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park. Beyoncé and Coldplay also collaborated on the band's seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams.
Additional performers for Super Bowl 50 are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.