Aside from Queen Bey’s jaw dropping halftime performance, the commercials were definitely the best part of this year’s Super Bowl 50. You don’t have to be a football fan to appreciate the quirky commercials that made everyone laugh during the big game. Here, we bring our top 5 Super Bowl commercials together in one place, so you can enjoy them over and over and over again.
Shortly after taking over the Super Bowl 50 stage with an incredible performance of her new single “Formation,” Beyoncé announced the Formation World Tour.
A short ad aired immediately following the halftime show featuring B&W clips of the superstar before the spring stadium tour reveal. The trek kicks off in North America before it takes her to Europe. This also marks her first solo tour since the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in 2013 and follows her and Jay Z’s On the Run tour from 2014.
The pre-sale starts February 9 and tickets go on sale February 16. Watch the teaser ad and see the dates for the North American leg below, and head here for ticket info.
Beyoncé Formation Tour Dates
April 27 — Miami, FL @ Marlins Park
April 29 — Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium
May 1 — Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Dome
May 3 — Raleigh, NC @ Carter-Finley Stadium
May 5 — Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium
May 7 — Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium
May 9 — Dallas, TX @ AT&T Stadium
May 12 — San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium
May 14 — Los Angeles, CA @ Rose Bowl
May 16 — Santa Clara, CA @ Levi’s Stadium
May 18 — Seattle, WA @ Centurylink Field
May 20 — Edmonton, AB @ Commonwealth Stadium
May 23 — Minneapolis, MN @ TCF Bank Stadium
May 25 — Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
May 27 — Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
May 29 — Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
May 31 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field
June 3 — Boston, MA @ Gillette Stadium
June 5 — Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
June 7 — New York, NY @ Citi Field
June 10 — Baltimore, MD @ M&T Bank Stadium
June 12 — Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
In case you missed it, Bey surprised the world with a video release for “Formation” on Saturday. The clip was shot in New Orleans and features heavy Creole references, paying homage to her mother’s hometown Louisiana. “Formation” was produced by Mike WiLL Made-It and co-written by Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee. Watch below.
Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium was on fire last night.
Coldplay kicked the event off with a thier Parachuteshit,“Yellow”, as a band filled with young kids circled the British rockers’ vibrantly-colored stage. They proceeded to blaze through a series of thier hit catalog including 2008’s “Viva La Vida,” “Paradise” and their most recent, “Adventure Of A Lifetime.”
As thier opening set came to a close, Mark Ronson emerged on stage to introduce Bruno Mars. Ronson showed off his turntablism skills, while Mars and his MC Hammer inspired leather-clad crew performed a slick version of “Uptown Funk.” Just when you thought the festivities couldn’t get any more intense, Beyoncé (who was channeling Michael Jackson’s 1993 Super Bowl look) fiercely strutted through the field of Levi’s Stadium. Queen Bey performed her weekend surprise track “Formation”, as Mars delivered a few lines of towards the end for a live mash-up. Did you hear the “Crazy In Love” reference they snuck in?
Coldplay then joined the singers on the field to blast through “Uptown Funk” before heading back onstage for a truly awesome medley of X&Y’s “Fix You” and A Head Full Of Dreams’ “Up&Up”. The home viewers were treated with flashes of past iconic Super Bowl moments, like Whitney Houston singing The National Anthem and Prince’s 2007 halftime show. Watch the stellar halftime show in full below.
Missy Elliott dropped a new single called “Pep Rally” on iTunes, a year or so after she stepped foot on the Super Bowl Halftime Show stage. The single is entirely danceable and features Elliott directing a number of different dance moves from the standard, “left foot / right foot,” to the more intricate, “rock it, now stop it, now go bend over touch your toes / get it, now get, let your bottom scrape the floor.” Listen below.
The new track also appeared in a Super Bowl ad for Amazon’s Echo, featuring Alec Baldwin, Dan Marino, Jason Schwartzman, and Elliott herself. Watch the clip below.
The Billboard DJ panel stakes their claim to 3 PRO MOTION priorities in this week’s Top 10 including Adam Lambert (#3*) 99 Souls ft Destiny’s Child & Brandy (#5*) and Coldplay
(#8* Greatest Gainer), a MASSIVE Top 50 entry for Adele (#25* Hot Shot Debut) along with Jus Grata ft Liza Fox (#3 Breakout) and K.C & The Sunshine Band ft Bimbo Jones (former Breakout) as we set the stage for the brand new Shaggy ft Iakopo import!
Before they were robots, Daft Punk were just a couple of Parisians looking to make their mark on the electronic music scene. While photos of a helmet-less Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, are rare, they do actually exist.
Daft Punk fan website DaftBootlegs has unearthed a collection of photos from the “Get Lucky” duo, dating to the mid 90’s all the way to the early 2000’s. The snaps shows Guy and Thomas casually playing shows at Global Gathering, The Carros Festival, Heavenly Social, London After Midnight, Tribal Gathering, and more. Get nostalgic below and check out the full gallery on DaftBootlegs.
The Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, which presumably could be the greatest showdown to date. While Coldplay, Beyoncé, and Bruno Mars are confirmed to rock the stage during the halftime show – have you ever wondered who controls the mix of music you hear inside the massive stadium during the game?
The Denver Post has released a behind-the-scenes video on DJ Bedz, the official DJ for the Denver Broncos. The 20-year veteran DJ, takes player’s requests, old favorites, and new tunes, working to build the perfect mixtape, for every single home game.
Watch the video below as he discusses his part in the big show and reveals which player has the most eclectic musical taste.
“Yellow” played well in Europe, and In the United Kingdom it eventually reached #4 giving the band their first Top 10 single in the United Kingdom.The popularity of the song in British clubs, pubs and sporting events bolstered the album to debut at number one on the UK Albums Chart.
The video was directed by British directing duo James Frost & Alex of The Artists Company and was shot at 50 frames per second, twice the regular speed. Chris Martin had to sing the song at double speed so that the audio and visual content would be in sync, a common yet difficult practice of music videos. The final product is slowed to 25 frames per second, giving the slow motion effect of the video. The music video for was filmed at Studland Bay in the county of Dorset, South West England. The video is minimalistic, featuring only Martin singing the song as he walks along the beach. He is seen wearing a set of waterproofs with his hair wet, suggesting that it had just rained. The video is one continuous shot with no cuts. The entire sequence is in slow motion.
It was conceived and produced by Coldplay. Originally, it had been intended for the whole band to appear in the video, in a sunny setting. Champion’s mother’s funeral was held on the day of the shooting, so it was decided that only Martin would appear in the video, which was also the immediate explanation of his mood during this part. The weather also opposed the original plan, with harsh winds and rain instead of the sunny day that had been envisioned. It had also been originally intended for there to be moving stars in the sky, as if in a time-lapse. The directors agreed that the moving stars would distract the focus of the video from Martin. The plan of time advancing was kept. The video begins with the beach being somewhat dark until sunlight arrives nearly at the video’s midway point.
Following up thier Billboard Dance No. 1* “Roses”, New York duo, The Chainsmokers return with follow up, “Don’t Let Me Down” featuring vocals from 17-year-old talent, Daya.
While the track is a departure from the radio friendly tempo of “Roses”, Daya’s soothing vocals laced over the trap eccentric drop is primed for crossover appeal. “I’m super proud of it,” Drew Taggart told Billboard. “I think it’s one of the best songs I’ve written and produced. I think people are going to be pretty blown away by it and it’s very different than “Roses,” which is nice.” Take a listen below.
Elton John surprised commuters at London railway station St. Pancras International recently, performing a piano medley of his greatest hits – including snippets John classics such as “Tiny Dancer,” “Your Song” and “Bennie and the Jets.” Photos and videos posted on Twitter show John playing a piano in the middle of the station, surrounded by a throng of surprised commuters. Following the performance – celebrating the release of his 32nd studio album, Wonderful Crazy Night – John donated his Yamaha piano to the station. Watch the performance below.