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Coldplay to headline Super Bowl halftime show

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Chris Martin of Coldplay performs at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater, in Los Angeles. Coldplay will perform at the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show on CBS Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016,... (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer – LOS ANGELES (AP) - Coldplay is headlining the Super Bowl halftime show.

The British rock band, which is releasing a new album Friday, will perform during halftime of the Super Bowl, according to a person familiar with the production who asked for anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter. Super Bowl 50 is set for Feb. 7 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

The NFL is due to announce the halftime performer Thursday night during the prime-time matchup between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers.

Katy Perry starred in the most-watched Super Bowl halftime show in history earlier this year, when more than 118 million viewers tuned in to see her perform with Lenny Kravitz and her now-famous dancing sharks. Previous halftime headliners include Bruno Mars, Prince, Beyoncé, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones.

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