2. Beyoncé (2013 and also in 2016)
Whatever you make of Beyoncé’s image and music, we can all agree that Beyoncé knows how to work a crowd. After her expertly executed 2013 halftime performance (finished with Destiny’s Child smaller than normal reunion), she returned a year ago and demonstrated that a Beyoncé/Bruno Mars/Coldplay coordinated effort is something we would love. Indeed, Coldplay was technically the headliner, however, Beyoncé stole the greatest TV show of the year with the just-dropped hit “Formation,” The performance of which generated huge pushback from individuals who trusted her statement was against police.