As much as like Beyonce, why is it that her Super Bowl halftime performance is getting so much hype? I understand that she’s a huge star –16 Grammys under her glittery belt, over 13 million albums sold in the United States and over 75 million records worldwide. She is also one of the best-selling music artists of all time, is young and beautiful with current music on the charts and is incredibly likable and uncontroversial, but it seems like the anticipation of Beyonce’s performance has taken on a life of its own.
Maybe it’s because in recent years the halftime show music choices have leaned more towards old school rock and rollers like The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Prince (my favorite for sure) and Tom Petty and people are excited for something new – especially since the non-classic rock performers over the last few years have been anything but impressive. In 2011 the Black Eyed Peas practically blinded and deafened audiences across the country and last year’s Madonna/MIA/Nicki Minaj collaboration was so busy and bizarre I’m not sure people knew what to do with it.
Also there is the question of whether or not Destiny’s Child will be reuniting via the Super Bowl halftime show. Although Beyonce has been a solo artist since the release of her smash debut album Crazy In Love in 2003, Destiny’s Child was a big deal – the group sold more than 50 million records and gave Beyonce the initial platform she needed to catapult herself into solo super stardom.
During a recent radio interview, former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams shot down rumors that the group will reunite at Sunday’s Super Bowl which is strange considering they have released their first new single in seven years, their album comes out today and a set list for the halftime show reunion has been floating around. But other conflicting reports suggest that both Beyonce (by herself) and the group will be performing. So what the hell is going on?
While all the questions and back and forth conversation about the halftime show is kind of ridiculous, I’m thinking this is all about boosting ratings for this Sunday’s game since the two most boring teams in the NFL are competing. Other than the six Ravens and 49ers fans out there, most people watch the Super Bowl for the commercials and the halftime show so maybe there is a method to all this madness! See ya on Sunday!