Wednesday 10th February 2016
Music fans were in for a special treat earlier this week when some of the world’s top acts joined forces on stage at the Super Bowl.
Brides and grooms might get some inspiration for their wedding band in London after seeing Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars sing together at the half-time show at Sunday’s Super Bowl 2016 event.
The performance, held in California, kicked off with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin singing to over one hundred million viewers.
It is thought that Super Bowl 50, so-called to mark the 50th year of the American football competition, saw 49 per cent of American households watch the game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, according to Nielsen ratings. However, final figures will be released later in the week.
Last year’s event had a slightly higher rating of 49.7, equating to 114.4 million viewers, with more viewers tuning in to see the 2015 game than ever before.
Indeed, NBC labelled the 49th Super Bowl as the “most watched show in US history”.
The Super Bowl’s half-time shows are typically legendary and 2015 saw Katy Perry take to the stage. The ‘Roar’ singer even managed to pull in more viewers for her performance than the game itself, with figures reaching 118.5 million during her live showcase.
It remains to be seen whether Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Coldplay, who individually performed their own songs before coming together to sing Mars’ Uptown Funk, attracted more viewers than Katy Perry.
However, the combination of these three iconic artists has proved a huge sensation on YouTube and social media, with over a million people having watched the concert on the video sharing website already.
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