Coldplay, Bruno Mars, and Beyonce bring the house down at NFL Super Bowl 50

by Nikko Tuazon
Feb 9, 2016
Beyonce, Chris Martin of Coldplay, and Bruno Mars performed "Uptown Funk" at the NFL Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show last Sunday, February 7.

One of the biggest sporting events in the United States, the National Football League Super Bowl 50, took place last Sunday, February 7, at the Levi's Stadium in San Francisco, California.

Pop stars and a rock band also took the limelight during the championship game's halftime show.

Here are the 4 memorable things about the game last weekend:

1. Coldplay leads NFL Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show

British rock band Coldplay is the headliner of this year's NFL Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show. The band turned the stage into a kaleidoscopic spectrum as they performed their hit songs including "Yellow," "Viva La Vida," "Paradise," and "Adventures of a Lifetime."

For the halftime show, Coldplay was joined by Beyonce and Bruno Mars. After the trio's performance, frontman Chris Martin toned it down a bit with a piano rendition of his band's 2005 hit titled "Fix You."

Towards the end of the musical extravaganza, Coldplay was again joined by Beyonce and Bruno Mars on stage as they performed "Up And Up" from the band's latest album, A Head Full Of Dreams.


The historic event had an inspiring ending when audience members at Levi's Stadium held up placards that read "Believe in Love" in rainbow colors, earning a nod from the LGBT community.

Watch the full performance below:

2. Beyonce and Bruno Mars have a dance showdown

As mentioned earlier, Chris Martin of Coldplay first introduced Bruno Mars. The Fil-Am singer then performed his 2015 hit with Mark Ronson titled "Uptown Funk."

The ever fabulous Beyonce showed people how it's done with her performance of her new song titled "Formation." By the end of their performance, Coldplay joined Beyonce and Bruno Mars to perform "Uptown Funk."


Watch their performance below:

Beyoncé & Bruno Mars - Formation Super Bowl 2016 Halftime Show (HD)

Posted by Beyoncé Notícias Portugal on Sunday, February 7, 2016

3. Lady Gaga nails the U.S. national anthem

Six-time Grammy award-winner and 2016 Oscars nominee for Best Original song Lady Gaga kicked off the festivities with her goosebump-inducing rendition of the American national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner."

In an interview with NFL Network, Lady Gaga told NFL Media analyst Nate Burleson that this is one of her biggest dreams that she can finally check off her bucketlist.

The ARTPOP singer said, "It was such an honor and a total dream come true. I've always wanted to sing the National Anthem at a major sporting event since I was a little girl."


After her performace, Lady Gaga expressed her gratitude for being chosen to perform the national anthem. Her full tweet: "Congratulations to both teams and football fans. It was really an honor to sing for you on your big day."

4. The Broncos won!

American Football Conference champs Denver Broncos earned their third Super Bowl title after defeating the National Football Conference champions Carolina Panthers by 24 to 10.


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