Coldplay might be headlining this year's highly-anticipated Super Bowl halftime show but the British band will be getting help from performers who have successfully conquered the same stage before.
Grammy award-winning artists Beyoncé and Bruno Mars - both of whom got rave reviews for their individual halftime shows - will join Coldplay, which might make you wonder who will be backing whom and how they decided which songs made the cut.
Beyoncé and Coldplay recently collaborated on Hymn for the Weekend for Coldplay's new album A Head Full of Dreams. The Indian-themed video drew some backlash from viewers, accusing the collaborators of stereotyping.
Coldplay's frontman Chris Martin told a news conference earlier this week the band wouldn't play the song at the Super Bowl because "it only just came out" but that could leave a lot of fans disappointed.
He did say the group was asked to honour the past, present and future, which inspired them to throw Bey an invite.
Beyoncé dazzled the audience in 2013 when she performed hits such as Crazy in Love and Single Ladies at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. She was also joined on stage by her Destiny's Child group members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams for a highly-anticipated throwback.
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"It's one of those magical performances you can't recreate," Beyoncé told CBS in a rare on-camera interview Friday. "I wanted it to be something iconic and something that people would never forget."
Her interview was part of a segment looking back at the Super Bowl's greatest halftime shows, and included conversations with musicians and show producers.
Beyoncé created a lot of buzz on social media yesterday with the surprise release of the song Formation and accompanying music video. The convenient timing of the release is leaving many to speculate the song will make an appearance at halftime.
Bruno Mars confirmed Friday he would be taking the stage once again as well, posting a photo of himself on Instagram at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., where the Denver Broncos will play the Carolina Panthers.
Mars, known for songs such as Locked Out of Heavean and Nothin' On You, also co-wrote and did vocals for Mark Ronson's Grammy-nominated Uptown Funk so don't be surprised if that energetic song is part of the action, too.
More than 100 million American viewers are expected to tune in for the intensely rehearsed live 12-minute set.
Those who don't want to wait can still catch a superstar before the game. Lady Gaga will sing the Star Spangled Banner before kickoff.