A little more than a month after the world was set afire by the news that punk rock gods Coldplay would be the headlining act at Super Bowl 50, we're received word of yet another performer at the event. And this one might not send us hurtling into unconsciousness!
Disgusting beverage Pepsi (Coke or die, bitches), which is the sponsor of the halftime show, "confirmed to the Associated Press" that multi-hyphenate Beyoncé will perform at the February 7 event. A performer on Coldplay's latest record, BK had long been a rumored act for this year's Super Bowl, but it wasn't until last night that the soda company made it official.
Knowles was last on stage at the Super Bowl in 2013, headlining the New Orleans-set game. That year, she was joined by her Destiny's Child bandmates, who seem like a lot more fun than those Coldplay fellows. But who knows.
Nielsen, which separates viewership numbers for the show from the actual game, says that 2015's halftime headlined by Katy Perry was the most-watched to date. That year, 118 million tuned in. Will more, or fewer, skip the Puppy Bowl (or whatever) in favor of the Brits and Bey? Will the thrill of Queen B counteract the chill of Coldplay? We shall see.
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