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Gaga, Coldplay, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars not paid for Super Bowl

The Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show’s list of performers this year was electrifying. 

It was opened by Lady Gaga singing the American national anthem before the kickoff, followed by a halftime show which saw Coldplay headline and perform with Beyoncé and Bruno Mars.

Add up the average nightly gross ticket sales of each artist, and the combined total is well over £4 million ($6 million). Yet, as the case has always been, none of the artists that perform at the Super Bowl are ever paid.

You might wonder why artists are not financially compensated, but the exposure is thought to be a valuable enough commodity on its own. The increase in attention, social media engagement, fan bases and music sales generated, are expected to benefit the acts throughout the remainder of the year.

According to data Forbes have compiled: As of 7 a.m. PT, after an estimated more than 100 million people watched the halftime show.

Coldplay has 11 songs charting with:

  • 'Adventure of a Lifetime' at No. 2
  • 'Viva la Vida' at 8
  • 'Paradise' at 10
  • 'A Sky Full of Stars' at 26
  • 'Fix You' at 30
  • 'Hymm for the Weekend' at 33
  • 'Clocks' at 38
  • 'Yellow' at 50
  • 'The Scientist' at 87
  • 'Up&Up' at 156
  • 'Speed of Sound' at 172

Meanwhile, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’

  • 'Uptown Funk' is at No. 16
  • 'Locked Out of Heaven' at 161

Six Beyoncé songs are charting with:

  • 'Run the World (Girls)' at No. 48
  • 'Love On Top' at 134
  • 'Crazy In Love' at 138
  • 'Partition' at 168
  • 'Halo' at 192
  • '7/11' at 194

Absent from the chart is Beyoncé’s new surprise single, 'Formation', which she released one day before Super Bowl Sunday as an exclusive on Tidal. It will eventually become available on iTunes. 

The 'Crazy In Love' hitmaker also announced her Formation World Tour after the show. 

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