BeyoncĂ© to headline Superbowl halftime show
The Super Bowl halftime show is set to get another boost from a pop superstar after it was confirmedÂ Tuesday that BeyoncĂ© will be headlining the performance.
While there had been some speculation that the former Destinyâs Child frontwoman would be the next to
perform at one of Americaâs largest televised events, the Associated Press was able to confirm the news
after the singer posted a picture of herself sporting eye black emblazoned with the date of Super Bowl
XLVII on her Tumblr page.
The last Super Bowl featured Madonna performing with guests CeeLo Green, Nicki Minaj, LMFAOÂ and M.I.A., and according to the Nielsen Co. her performance was seen by 114 million people, or nearlyÂ 3 million more than the actual game itself. BeyoncĂ©âs show could potentially top those staggeringÂ numbers â which were the highest ever for a Super Bowl halftime show â especially if she brings inÂ guest performers like husband Jay-Z or former Destinyâs Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and MichelleÂ Williams.
The choice shows that Super Bowl organizers may have finally begun to move past 2004âsÂ infamous âwardrobe malfunctionâ incident with Janet Jackson, after which they went through a six-yearÂ string of old-timers with a lesser chance of controversy, including Paul McCartney, Tom Petty and BruceÂ Springsteen.