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Beyonce, Bruno Mars, and Coldplay ignite Super Bowl 50

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Coldplay headlined the halftime show for Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco Sunday. The band included many on-the-field fans and spectacular fireworks with superb visual effects. Superstars Beyonce and Bruno Mars brought flavor to the mix and added fuel to the fire with their powerful vocals.

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New Album ‘ANTI’ by Rihanna Released – for FREE, ONE DAY ONLY!

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Rihanna has officially dropped her much anticipated new album, “ANTI,” and to show appreciation to her billions of fans , she is giving away her music for free for 24 hours.

With this promotion, the much-loved pop star is doing something that is unprecedented in the music industry. The album, which features 13 new tracks mostly co-written by RiRi, was teased Wednesday when she shared her first track, featuring Drake, entitled “Work.” A limited number of “ANTI” downloads were available for free on Rihanna’s website Thursday.

The album has been streamed exclusively on the Tidal streaming service, a music hub that Rihanna co-owns with Jay Z, Beyonce, Usher, Madonna and other artists.

“ANTI” will be available for purchase digitally on Friday.



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Beyonce Bringing New Music Soon

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The “Halo” singer is rumored to be ready to surprise the masses by releasing her sixth album. According to The Sun, the only thing that’s been holding Mrs. Carter back from dropping the record is Adele, because the two have great respect for each other, Queen Bey is reportedly letting 25 run it’s course in the spotlight.

An industry source told the newspaper: ‘Beyonce has totally relaxed her schedule and pushed back her album, which is now complete and ready to go. It was wrapped up at the end of 2015 but she held off on a release as a code of honor to Adele, so their records didn’t clash.’

‘Beyonce doesn’t have the pressure of releasing an album and is doing bits here and there because she and her team know it is Adele’s time to shine. The last few months have been all about her comeback.’

The Texas native is scheduled to join Coldplay at Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco on February 7th.

Beyonce released her self-titled album in December, along with themed music videos. The album was the fastest-selling to ever hit iTunes and sold 617,213 copies domestically.


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Red Hot Chili Peppers To Perform at Sixth Annual DIRECTV Super Saturday Night Event in San Francisco

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DIRECTV, now part of the AT&T* family, will once again host the crown jewel of Big Game parties on Saturday, Feb. 6 at San Francisco’s Pier 70 when the six-time Grammy Award-winning band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and special guests,take the stage at DIRECTV Super Saturday Night Co-Hosted by Mark Cuban’s AXS TV.

DIRECTV Super Saturday Night has become the most sought-after invitation of the weekend.  Each year DIRECTV presents the music world’s hottest talent – including Katy Perry (2012), Justin Timberlake (2013), Jay-Z and Beyoncé (2014) and Rihanna and Kanye West (2015). DIRECTV Super Saturday Night is a private, invitation-only event. Tickets are not available for purchase.

Leading up to Super Saturday Night, DIRECTV and Pepsi will team up to bring fans 2 additional nights of unforgettable live concert performances. Dave Matthews Band will take the stage at DIRECTV and Pepsi Super Thursday Night on Feb. 4. Pharrell Williams performs at Pepsi Friday Night on Feb. 5.

The innovative and premium space at San Francisco’s Pier 70 will be designed specifically for this never-before-seen fan engagement. It will feature state-of-the-art sound systems, unique artistic designs and projection-mapped photo walls for an immersive social media experience. Ticket prices for Pepsi Super Friday Night featuring Pharrell Williams start at $75.00 and are still available at Livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets for DIRECTV and Pepsi Super Thursday Night featuring Dave Matthews Band are sold out.

Sponsors of DIRECTV Super Saturday Night Hosted by Mark Cuban’s AXS TV include Pepsi, SHOWTIME, Miller Lite and JETLUX.


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The Wallis Presents the U.S. Premiere of Debbie Allen’s Freeze Frame

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The passion and pain of Freeze Frame will burst onto the stage in a fusion of dance, music, film and theater for four performances only on February 5 – 7 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Written, directed and choreographed by three-time Emmy Award-winner Debbie Allen, Freeze Frame takes audiences on a rollercoaster ride through some of LA’s toughest streets where gangs, poverty, violence, and drugs are an everyday reality. With original music by Stevie Wonder,

James Ingram, Ricky Minor, Arturo Sandoval and Thump, Freeze Frame is a dance-driven narrative that will reframe the conversation about violence in America.

In addition to the public performances, there will be a gala benefit performance of Freeze Frame on Thursday, Feb 4 to be followed by an onstage Architects of Change panel conversation on violence in America hosted and presented by Maria Shriver and Allen as part of Shriver’s ongoing Architects of Change: The Conversation Series, aimed at opening hearts and minds to affect positive impact in the world. All Gala proceeds to benefit the Debbie Allen Dance Academy and Arts Education for the young people of the Greater Los Angeles area and America.

“The opportunity to spur social change is at the heart of not only Freeze Frame but also my own artistic core,” said Debbie Allen. “Maria Shriver and I know that to affect real positive change in the violence and mental health problems in this country we must engage in constructive dialogue. The many voices in Freeze Frame bring to life the stories of those most affected by violence and provide a lens through which audiences can be a witness, see themselves in the picture and consider how to make change.”

“I’m thrilled to be partnering with Debbie Allen and producing the Architects of Change conversation to bring about social change through dance, theater and thought-provoking conversation,” said Maria Shriver. “It’s our hope that this conversation and production will make people stop, think, reflect, and inspire them to take part in the larger national conversation and become part of the solution.”

“It is important for us, as well as a privilege to present Freeze Frame and the Architects of Change: The Conversation Series at The Wallis, supporting both Debbie Allen, an artist and commentator on the world in which we live, and Maria Shriver, whose journalism and activism seek to inspire social change,” said Paul Crewes, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts’ new Artistic Director who takes the reins full time in April 2016. “This critical work and the issues it debates are particularly relevant at this time in America.”

Freeze Frame will have four performances: Friday & Saturday, Feb 5 & 6 at 8PM, Saturday, Feb 6 at 3PM, and Sunday, Feb 7 at 12PM. For more information, visit TheWallis.org

The Gala Benefit Performance and panel discussion will be Thursday, Feb 4 beginning at 5:30PM.

Freeze Frame is the next installment of The Wallis’ Arts & Ideas: Community Connections series, which aims to spark dialogue about societal issues, cultural issues and ideas through stimulating conversations and thought-provoking performances.

About Freeze Frame:
Originally commissioned by the Brisbane Arts Festival, Freeze Frame is a dynamic mix of street-tough characters sharing their stories through a series of high-powered scenes of dance, song and drama. More than thirty Debbie Allen Dance Academy protégés and professional guest artists appear together onstage for explosive ‘break-the-floor’ moves propelled by a score that features new music, most notably by soul and funk legend Stevie Wonder and James Ingram. The rich and smooth mix of hip-hop, soul, gospel and R&B is led by Ricky Minor, who was the music director for American Idol, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Super Bowl and the Grammy Awards. He has also worked on tour with Whitney Houston, Alicia Keyes, Christina Aguilera, Ray Charles and Beyoncé. Audiences will be moved by the dance, the amazing voices and the indescribable true story of how art, dance, music and hope are able to transform lives. Freeze Frame is a passionate performance that will inspire, stun, and change the conversation about violence in America.

About the Freeze Frame Cast:
The cast of highly-talented performers is comprised of a mix of seasoned professionals including three-time Emmy Award-winner, Tony-nominated, and Drama Desk winner Debbie Allen; Tony Award-winner Clinton Derricks; Broadway’s Vivian Nixon (Hot Feet, Memphis, Women on the Verge); So You Think You Can Dance Finalist and All-Star William Wingfield; up-and-coming internationally acclaimed vocalist Matthew Johnson;and students, past and present, from the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. Additional cast members to be announced.

About Architects of Change: The Conversation Series:
Architects of Change is a live gathering hosted and inspired by Maria Shriver that opens hearts and minds. Founded in Los Angeles and produced by Shriver Media, the bi-monthly conversation series invites Architects of Change: those conscious idealists among us who see things as they are but imagine what they can be. The series brings to life the preeminent community of Architects of Change who gather daily at Mariashriver.com and benefits A Woman’s Nation non-profit organization.

Shriver Media is a 21st Century socially-conscious media company that produces films, documentaries, original digital reporting and live events to inform, inspire, enlighten and entertain. Our team collaborates with like-minded partners and offers diverse media brands that we believe can impact individuals and society in a positive way. We ignite hearts and minds. Visit us at ShriverMedia.com.

For more information about Debbie Allen and the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, please visit: www.debbieallendanceacademy.com.

For more information about The Wallis, please visit: TheWallis.org

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Idol Round-up: The Best Through the Years

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Kelly vs. Fantasia vs. Carrie: And the best ‘American Idol’ winner is …

The end of an era is upon us as “American Idol” launched its 15th and final season earlier this month. To honor the prototype of reality singing competitions (to which “The Voice” and “X Factor” owe their existence), I decided to rank the 14 “Idols” birthed from the show.

My methodology? Only God really knows. But I will say that my rankings take into account music sales, industry awards and recognition and general pop culture relevancy. Assuming the top three slots were the most contentious, I detailed their accomplishment more thoroughly than others — because you will give Fantasia her due respect!

1. Kelly Clarkson (2002)

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Being the first “Idol” automatically puts her in the top five, but maintaining a unique identity and name-and-face recognition for almost 15 years gives Clarkson the crown. Just take a look at the statues on her mantle: three Grammys, three MTV Video Music Awards, 12 Billboard awards, four American Music Awards and two Academy of Country Music Awards. Let’s also not forget that while she racked up those statues (and countless other nominations), she gifted us the tracks we love to go hoarse singing at karaoke or in the shower: “A Moment Like This” and “Stronger.” The Fort Worth native released her seventh album, “Piece by Piece” in 2015 and is currently nominated for two Grammys.

Outside of music, Clarkson gave us someone’s guilty pleasure, 2003’s “From Justin to Kelly,” the film starring her and her “Idol” runner-up Justin Guarini. (It was so bad, but so good!) On the small screen, she’s had roles on episodes of “Nashville,” “Damage Control” and “The Crazy Ones.” She also returned to television competition shows in 2012 as a guest mentor to Blake Shelton’s contestants on Season 2 of “The Voice” and a resident mentor on the series “Duets” alongside John Legend, Robin Thicke and Jennifer Nettles.

But even if all these awards and television appearances mean nothing, one has truly reached top “Idol” status when the show that made you who you are dedicates a week of competition to your discography. That honor was bestowed upon Clarkson last season.

2. Carrie Underwood (2005)

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Musically (and, inherently, financially) speaking, Underwood is perhaps the most successful “Idol” alum to date. Winner of Season 4, over Bo Bice, the country starlet is one of the genre’s best with 17 Billboard Awards, 11 Academy of Country Music Awards, nine AMAs, seven Grammys and a Golden Globe nomination. She’s even had massive crossover success with country-pop hits “Jesus, Take the Wheel” and “Before He Cheats” off her debut album. That album went on to become the fastest selling country debut, the bestselling solo female country debut and the bestselling country album in a decade, all at the same time in 2005.

Her fifth album, “Storyteller,” released last year, made Underwood the only country artist to have all of her first five studio albums debut at No. 1 or No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Off the stage, endorsements have been Underwood’s best friend. She’s partnered with countless brands including Skechers, Nintendo, Vitamin Water, Olay and Target over the years. She also broke into acting in 2012 as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s live broadcast of “The Sound of Music,” based on the original Broadway musical. This was her first major role, following a one-off appearance in a 2010 episode of “How I Met Your Mother.”

3. Fantasia Barrino (2004)

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True musical icons are known by one name only: Patti, Aretha, Beyonce and the winner of “Idol’s” third season, Fantasia. While still on the show, she went down in reality singing competition history with her unapologetic, Southern drawl, signature “Bobo” two-step and a stirring rendition of the “Porgy and Bess” standard “Summertime” — sitting on the floor of the stage, shoes off! Though many did not believe Fantasia to be a proper “American Idol” because she was a single mother and high school dropout, her talent couldn’t be denied and she beat out runner-up Diana DeGarm o by 1.3 million votes.

Since winning, Tasia has released four studio albums: “Free Yourself,” “Fantasia,” “Back to Me” and “Side Effects of You.” Her debut single, “I Believe” — which she broke her high heel singing on the show’s finale — debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. She won her first Grammy for “Bittersweet” from her third album in 2011.

Two years after winning, Fantasia played herself in the Lifetime film based on her autobiography. Titled “Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story,” the film was directed by Debbie Allen and became the network’s second-most viewed program of all time that year. Since, she’s starred on Broadway (twice!), led two seasons of her own reality show (“Fantasia For Real”) and is a mainstay in award show tributes to legends including Babyface, Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle. She’s even transcended the bounds of R&B and soul music, as the “Queen of Rock Soul,” touring internationally with opera singer Andrea Bocelli in 2013 and performing a tribute to Frank Sinatra at Lincoln Center last month.

Let it also be known that true pop culture relevancy (in 2016) is established when one becomes their own meme.

4. Jordin Sparks (2007)

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We have Sparks to thank for one of the best duets known to the modern R&B and pop world, “No Air” with Chris Brown. Though it deserved all of the awards, it was only nominated for a Grammy and Sparks took home an NAACP Image Award, a Teen Choice Award and an AMA. None of that matters, though, as Sparks is the only “Idol” who can say she shared screen time with Whitney “The Voice” Houston — in the film “Sparkle.”

Also check out her supporting role in the amazing “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete” starring “Idol” alum Jennifer Hudson.

5. Phillip Phillips (2012)

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Phillips, as winner of the 11th season, has released two albums to date. His debut single, “Home,” was selected as the theme for NBC’s Olympics coverage, but other standout career moments thus far are slim. He’s had a number of award nominations (Billboard, World Music, AMAs), but no wins yet.

6. Candice Glover (2013)

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Glover’s debut album, “Music Speaks,” is one of the best R&B masterpieces of the last five years, easily. (FIGHT ME!) However, it failed to do well on the charts because R&B and soul music continue to get ignored by mass audiences — unless you’re Adele or Sam Smith.

But she’s No. 6 on this list purely off of the strength of her performances during the show. Her stirring renditions of The Cure’s “Lovesong,” Ben E. King’s “I (Who Have Nothing)” and Dionne Warwick’s “Don’t Make Me Over” are in the “American Idol” history book.

7. (tie) Taylor Hicks (2006)

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Las Vegas residencies are usually for (one-name) icons and legends — Celine, Britney, Cher. But somehow Hicks wiggled his way into Sin City, the only “Idol” to do so. In addition to the headlining act, the salt-and-pepper-haired crooner has released only three albums (one was a compilation project) in almost 10 years, wrote a book (“Heart Full of Soul: An Inspirational Memoir About Finding Your Voice and Finding Your Way”) and starred on Broadway in “Grease.”

How he beat out Season 5’s Katharine McPhee, Chris Daughtry and Paris Bennett? The world may never know.

7. (tie) Scotty McCreery (2011)

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Balancing college and a bona fide country music career isn’t an easy feat, but Season 10’s champion, McCreery, is making it happen while attending North Carolina State. At 17, he was one of the youngest to win the show — the same as Sparks when she won. His latest single, “Southern Belle,” was released last year. New music is forthcoming.

9. Ruben Studdard (2003)

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It truly pains me to put the “Velvet Teddy Bear” so low on this list, but the fall-off since his Season 2 win is massive. His debut album “Soulful” gifted us an amazing cover of Westlife’s “Flying Without Wings” and the massive R&B hit “Sorry 2004”. The follow-up album, a run at gospel titled “I Need An Angel,” gave us a track that made the worst heathen repent. But after that, he began to wane.

Following a minor increase in relevancy with a stint on the reality weight loss competition “The Biggest Loser,” Studdard released his sixth album in 2014 to decent reviews.

10. David Cook (2008)

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Cook has had a solid career since his seventh season win. He serves his niche audience well and has moderate success writing songs for other artists.

11. Lee DeWyze (2010)

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All I can remember is that he had a guitar — as did so many others — but his debut album “Live It Up” did find itself at No. 19 on the Billboard 200. Other than that, “Walking Dead” fans might’ve heard the singer’s voice. His “Blackbird Song” was featured in Season 4 of the AMC show.

12. Kris Allen (2009)

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He shouldn’t have won. Adam Lambert was, by far, the best of that season. Yeah, I said it!

13. (tie) Caleb Johnson (2014)

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Though very few may know his name, or the name of his debut album (“Testify”), Johnson does hold the record for the “Idol” who put out their debut album the fastest — just three months after the finale of Season 13. But after leaving his record label nine months after his win, very little has been heard from the Asheville, N.C., native.

13. (tie) Nick Fradiani (2015)

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As the winner of the 14th season, Fradiani hasn’t had the opportunity to truly have an impact. His first single, “Beautiful Life,” did (barely) make it onto the Billboard Hot 100 last May, but that debut album is nowhere to be seen.


Don’t agree? Let me know on Twitter (I’m at @TrevellAnderson) or fill out your own ranking here.

Twitter: @TrevellAnderson

Source: LA Times


Michael Jackson’s Original Album And The Documentary “Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown To Off The Wall” Set For Release As A CD/DVD

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On February 26, during Black History Month, the Estate of Michael Jackson and Sony Legacy Recordings will release exclusive CD/DVD and CD/Blu Ray editions of Michael Jackson’s revolutionary 1979 recording, Off The Wall. The package will include the original version of the album   bundled with the new documentary Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall, directed by Spike Lee.  The documentary will make its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2016, and its world television premiere on SHOWTIME on Friday, February 5th at 9 P.M. ET/PT on-air, on demand and over the internet.  After its premiere on SHOWTIME, it will be broadcast in territories around the world.

THE ALBUM – The importance of Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall cannot be overstated.  Recorded when he was just 20 years old, the album heralded Michael’s stunning emancipation as a singular musical force and creative visionary.  It smashed the ceiling on record sales for black artists, ushering in an exciting  new era of R&B-to-pop crossover airplay, chart, marketing and sales  trends not seen before in modern pop music.   It’s the record that “invented modern pop as we know it,” wrote Rolling Stone.  For fellow black artists of the day, Michael served as an illuminating inspiration.

To Black America, Off The Wall transcended music and entertainment altogether. The success of the album marked a level  of  national and international achievement  that conjured  pride  in a culture that as late as the end of the 1970s was still fighting for the kind of social acceptance that Michael’s album received.   Because of Off the Wall’s indelible influence, 21st century artists as disparate as Beyonce, Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd all have a blueprint they turned to for creating their superstardom.

Written by Michael Jackson, the first single from Off The Wall, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”, was Michael’s first Grammy and first single to hit #1 in the U.S. and internationally as a solo artist.  With the singles “Rock With You”, “Off the Wall” and “She’s Out of My Life” Jackson became the first solo artist in history to have four singles from the same album peak inside the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. The album was an enormous commercial success; as of 2014 it is certified eight times platinum in the United States and has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time.

The Music:  “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”; “Rock With You”, “Workin’ Day and Night”; “Get on the Floor”; “Off the Wall”; “Girlfriend”; “She’s Out of My Life“;  “I Can’t Help It”; ” It’s the Falling in Love”; “Burn This Disco Out”.

THE DOCUMENTARY –   Produced by Spike Lee, John Branca and John McClain.  For Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall, director Spike Lee assembles a wealth of archival footage, including material from Michael’s personal archive, interviews with contemporary talents and family members, and Michael’s own words and image to create this insightful chronicle from the star’s early rise to fame through the release of this seminal album. A look at a chapter of his career that is rarely examined, Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall allows audiences to travel with Michael as he gets his start at Motown, strikes a new path with CBS Records, and forges a relationship with legendary producer Quincy Jones. An illuminated portrait emerges of how an earnest, passionate, hard-working boy would become the “King of Pop.”

Partial list of interviews:  Lee Daniels; The Weeknd; Pharrell Williams; Misty Copeland, Kobe Bryant; Mark Ronson;  John Legend;  Questlove;  Katherine Jackson; Joe Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Jackie Jackie  L.A. Reid and more.

Source: Legacy Recordings

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Coldplay Is The First Artist To Be Confirmed For Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show

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Global superstars COLDPLAY, winners of seven Grammy Awards, will perform at the PEPSI SUPER BOWL 50 HALFTIME SHOW on CBS Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, the NFL announced today during halftime of the Thursday Night Football game between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions on CBS and NFL Network.

This announcement is just the beginning. Coldplay front man Chris Martin is designing a show that will echo elements of the NFL’s On the Fifty campaign – honoring the past, recognizing the present and looking ahead to the next 50 years, including other special artists. For the first-time ever, Pepsi will give fans behind-the-scenes access to how this monumental show will come together at Pepsi.com.

Fans can visit Pepsi.com now for the first exclusive behind the scenes look at how Coldplay is beginning their journey to the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Beginning Jan. 11, a digital mini-series, “Pepsi Presents: The Super Bowl Halftime Show Show” will launch on Pepsi.com offering fans an exclusive, all-access view of what it takes to create the biggest music event of the year in the middle of the biggest sports event of the year, Super Bowl 50.

Coldplay joins an esteemed list of recent halftime acts including Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Beyoncé, Madonna, The Who, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, U2 and more.

Coldplay is one of the world’s most popular musical acts, selling more than 80 million copies of their six No. 1 albums and garnering eight BRITs. The band’s most recent world tour, 2011/12 Mylo Xyloto, was seen by more than three million people in five continents.

Tomorrow, Dec. 4, the band will release their highly anticipated widescreen seventh album, A Head Full Of Dreams – available worldwide for fans to download on iTunes.

Super Bowl 50 marks Pepsi’s fourth year as title sponsor of the Super Bowl Halftime Show, and 14th year as an NFL partner. Pepsi and the NFL have teamed again to provide fans with a halftime experience worthy of pop-culture’s biggest stage.

The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show is the most-watched musical event of the year. More than 118.5 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s show, marking the most-watched Halftime Show ever. The Super Bowl and Halftime Show will be broadcast worldwide from Levi’s Stadium in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The PEPSI SUPER BOWL 50 HALFTIME SHOW is an NFL NETWORK PRODUCTION and will be executive produced by RICKY KIRSHNER and directed by HAMISH HAMILTON.

Visit Pepsi.com leading up to Super Bowl 50 to see what this historic Halftime Show has in store for fans. For more information about Super Bowl 50, visit SuperBowl.com.


Universities of Arizona and Michigan Bands
Grambling University
“America Thanks” with Florida A&M University
Carol Channing
Florida A&M Band
“Salute to Louis Armstrong” with Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Channing, Al Hirt and U.S. Marine Corps Drill Team
“Happiness Is…” with University of Michigan Band and Woody Herman
“A Musical America” with University of Texas Band
“Tribute to Duke Ellington” with Mercer Ellington and Grambling University Bands
“200 Years and Just a Baby” Tribute to America’s Bicentennial
“It’s a Small World” including crowd participation for first time with spectators waving colored placards on cue
“From Paris to the Paris of America” with Tyler Apache Belles, Pete Fountain and Al Hirt
“Super Bowl XIII Carnival” Salute to the Caribbean with Ken Hamilton and various Caribbean bands
“A Salute to the Big Band Era” with Up with People
“A Mardi Gras Festival”
“A Salute to the 60’s and Motown”
“KaleidoSUPERscope” (a kaleidoscope of color and sound)
“Super Bowl XVIII’s Salute to the Superstars of the Silver Screen”
“A World of Children’s Dreams”
“Beat of the Future”
“Salute to Hollywood’s 100th Anniversary”
“Something Grand” featuring 88 grand pianos, the Rockettes and Chubby Checker
“Be Bop Bamboozled” featuring 3-D effects
“Salute to New Orleans” and 40th Anniversary of Peanuts’ characters, featuring trumpeter Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw & Irma Thomas
“A Small World Salute to 25 Years of the Super Bowl” featuring New Kids on the Block
“Winter Magic” including a salute to the winter season and the winter Olympics featuring Gloria Estefan, Brian Boitano and Dorothy Hamill
“Heal the World” featuring Michael Jackson and 3,500 local children; finale included audience card stunt
“Rockin Country Sunday” featuring Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, Wynonna & Naomi Judd; finale included flashlight stunt
“Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye” featuring Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, the Miami Sound Machine and stunts including fire and skydivers; finale included audience participation with light sticks
Diana Ross celebrating 30 years of the Super Bowl with special effects, pyrotechnics and stadium card stunt; finale featured Diana Ross being taken from the stadium in a helicopter.
“Blues Brothers Bash” featuring Dan Akroyd, John Goodman and James Belushi, also featuring “The Godfather of Soul” James Brown and ZZ Top
“A Tribute to Motown’s 40th Anniversary” including Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, Martha Reeves and The Temptations
“Celebration of Soul, Salsa and Swing” featuring Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and tap dancer Savion Glover
“A Tapestry of Nations” featuring Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton and an 80-person choir
“The Kings of Rock and Pop” featuring Aerosmith, *N’SYNC, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and Nelly
Shania Twain, No Doubt and Sting
Janet Jackson, Kid Rock, P. Diddy, Nelly and Justin Timberlake
Paul McCartney
The Rolling Stones
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
The Who
The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash
Madonna with guests Cee Lo Green, LMFAO, M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj
Beyoncé with guests Destiny’s Child
Bruno Mars with guests Red Hot Chili Peppers
Katy Perry with guests Missy Elliott and Lenny Kravitz


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