By Sam on Monday 8th Feb 2016 | Filed Under Beyonce
For many, Beyonce was the Super Bowl‘s MVP.
Indeed her fierce showing during the Pepsi Halftime spectacle has added yet another chapter to her book of stage slayage and was hailed for being the most talked about part of the entire broadcast (the game included).
Yet, for the ‘Formation’ singer, it appears sharing the stage with friend Chris Martin and his band Coldplay was her highlight.
Queen Bey shared said stance with the folk over at Entertainment Tonight, who managed to snag a quick interview.
Social media is still abuzz after the triple knockout performances of Coldplay, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California tonight for the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show.
From a colorful montage to Super Bowl showings past to a high octane dance off between Bey and Bru, the trio came popped, locked, and loaded with a bevy of hits and OMG-worthy moments. Setting every major social media platform alight along the way, tuck in below to see what their fellow celebs had to say about their awesome Pepsi-sponsored outing:
Another year, another Halftime show. With the latest Superbowl mid-game extravaganza just a few hours away, it’s the aptest of occasions to reflect on the undeniable blueprint of what a Halftime performance should be. As such, Michael Jackson‘s 1993 showing is this week’s From The Vault pick.
Hot on the promotional trail for his ‘Dangerous’ album, the late, great superstar was offered the slot following the lackluster ratings generated by his predecessors.
Already crowned the King, the genesis of modern Pop seized the moment to reaffirm why he was (and still is) the bar and the benchmark.
After making an explosive entrance (on a toaster….naturally), the stage titan stood still for 90 scintillating seconds before bursting into ‘Dangerous’ smash ‘Jam.’ Rousing renditions of classics ‘Billie Jean’ and ‘Black Or White’ quickly followed.
Famed for his philanthropical and humanitarian work, Jackson closed the set with a hymn-like sing-along to ‘We Are The World’ and ‘Heal The World’ – with a choir of comprised of over three thousand.
Like most things Jackson touched, this showing forever changed the scope of live performance and arguably the entertainment industry at large. Indeed, following the 1993 ratings touchdown, the Superbowl Halftime has become the definitive destination for high-octane showings by music’s biggest names.
What’s more, between interest in the big game and the buzz about Halftime, the Bowl has become a mecca of sorts for advertisers who plunge millions into commercials which run during the show. Put simply, the event has morphed from a sports phenomenon into a global, Pop cultural experience. Something Michael Jackson was instrumental in.
[Side note: Even the chronology of the setlist (cannonball opening into a mellower, ballad flavored end) has been adopted by almost every Halftime headliner that has followed – including Madonna]
With Beyonce and Bruno Mars set to return to rock the stage with Coldplay tonight, it’ll be interesting to see which way Mike’s influence will be used this time around.
Beyonce‘s ‘Formation’ clip is scorching the net…for all the right reasons.
The visual marks the first to be released to support her sixth studio album (reportedly her last under her current contract with Columbia Music) and honours her ancestral ties to New Orleans (see Joseph Broussard.)