PEPSI’s Super Bowl Commercial Unleashed / Secret Artist Revealed

Published: Thursday 4th Feb 2016 by Sam

Last week speculation was rife as to which “top recording artist” would star in PEPSI‘s eagerly anticipated Super Bowl 50 commercial.

The drinks giant promised a spectacle staring a major musician in the TV spot, which will air to the 100+ million estimated to tune in on Sunday night.

Well, wonder no more. Because said ad has been poured online by PEPSI.

Find out who stars below…

It’s Janelle Monae!

Titled ‘The Joy of Dance,’ the commercial celebrates music greats past and present.

Per a new press release:

Janelle Monáe joins Pepsi on the journey to one of pop culture’s biggest moments of the year – Super Bowl 50 and the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. The TV spot also follows the journey and “passing of the mic” to Janelle as she puts her own twist on the famous Pepsi “Joy of Cola” jingle.

Congrats, we guess.

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  1. Oscar February 4, 2016

    who? lmfao
    “top recording artist” “major” b**** where

  2. LB February 4, 2016


    *Adds Primetime to playlist after Normani Kordei’s say it*

  3. stan February 4, 2016

    “Congrats, we guess.”

    the shade.

  4. Hur February 4, 2016


  5. #JACKIE February 4, 2016

    I just cannot get into her pretentious music and style. She’s pretty though.

    • ???Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans??? February 4, 2016

      Yes! She’s gorgeous. Did you see my little note to to you? Lol! I really did mean what I said, though.

      • #JACKIE February 4, 2016

        Which note boo?

      • ???Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans??? February 4, 2016

        It was in the Chart Check Rihanna post on page 3. Lol! I think you’ll have a kii to yourself when you read it.

      • #JACKIE February 4, 2016

        Lol kii I don’t even remember what I said to you

      • ???Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans??? February 4, 2016

        Lol! I forgot too, but all I know is you took one for the Ci Squad and GOT ME ALL THE WAY TOGETHER. I was impressed and dying on the floor at the same time. Lol!

  6. SipTheTruth February 4, 2016

    How does she get these big ads like beats, itunes and pepsi when she has yet to have an actual hit?

    • x_x February 4, 2016

      …and Covergirl.

      Kris Jenner must be her Manager. Not at ALL who i expected but.. Can’t hate on the hustle. congrats.

  7. Ciah’s Turtle February 4, 2016

    and yall just knew up and down that it was Rihanna. Kiii

    • HailBeysus February 4, 2016

      Pepsi and The Super Bowl are AntifRih lol

  8. Cough Cough February 4, 2016

    Slay!!!! Yes Monae, yes! Glad it’s not a “typical” pop girl but some diversity like it should be!

  9. RihYonce February 4, 2016

    Who cares , it’s been confirmed the queen is doing at least 2 new songs !!she rehearsed last night at the stadium & had the music low only so her team could hear it ! I got the tea on that #Formation #TheBlackBillGates ??? can’t wait ???& her and Bruno are going to song together ? I can’t !!!

    • RihYonce February 4, 2016


    • HailBeysus February 4, 2016

      OMG OMG OMG (AHHHHHHH ⛪⛪⛪) Will she premier a new song ???? IM THIRSTY AF NOW!!!! Its just a few days away!!! She better bring SASHA out the closet!!

      • RihYonce February 4, 2016

        Yes !!! This is not a drill !!! This is frfr !! I can’t wait for the choreography!!! I’m so excited !!! Omg !!

  10. RihYonce February 4, 2016

    I’m jp I like Janelle !! Congrats to her

  11. No favs, just here for the music February 4, 2016

    She’s fantastic and absolutely gorgeous. Nice commercial

  12. al February 4, 2016

    Erm wheres this top recording artist?! Has she scanned Cling Film yet?! Might as well got Miguel or Future swear this world gone CRAY

  13. ???Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans??? February 4, 2016

    Lol! Coldplay is about to be pissed when Bey leaves them in the dust. Watch everyone tune in to watch in waves as soon as people start going crazy over her coming in stage on social media. I still don’t know why Bruno will perform and what he can even contribute.

  14. Naomi February 4, 2016

    I like Janelle Monae

  15. King Mark111 /.\ February 4, 2016

    A good look for her. I like a few of her songs, but her music is not for me. But I love her album themes tho.

  16. Tyler Makiavelli February 4, 2016

    But I thought you guys said that a “Top Recording Artist” was premiering a commercial…

  17. Jusayin February 4, 2016

    If this is who they chose..I definitely would’ve had Ciara.she cool and all but she need to put in more work first..earn your keep! Lol

  18. Rosie February 4, 2016

    Not y’all dragging Janelle, mess

    I’m screaming @ Beyonce debuting music at the damn Super Bowl. Simply telling Frih, “no.”

    • King Mark111 /.\ February 4, 2016

      You know damn well Beyonce isn’t topping the Hot 100 chart.

      • HailBeysus February 4, 2016

        Shut!!! Your Dixk Sucker!!!

  19. Beachgirl85 February 4, 2016

    I like it can’t wait for the queen though and gaga I hope she does premire a new song

  20. FC/JC February 4, 2016

    Congrats Janelle…. Totally unexpected though….

    When pepsi wants a high energy commercial, They know who to call….. her name Is CIARA!

  21. JOHNVIDAL February 5, 2016

    Yas great move! Unexpected and a very talented one. Love Janelle. The commercial itself was cool too.
    Pepsi and all those drinks are cancer for you guys though. Please learn to eat and drink healthier 🙂

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