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Beyonce wows the world with Superbowl performance

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

The 31-year-old R&B superstar was at the center of controversy leading up to her anticipated halftime performance thanks to her decision to use a recorded track when she performed at President Barack Obama's inauguration in January.

The singer delivered an exceptional performance at the show, which peaked at 268,000 tweets per minute, over last year's halftime show by Madonna which garnered 10,245 tweets per minute.

Beyonce's performance alone generated 5.5 million of the 24.1 million tweets during the Superbowl game.

She set a serious tone as she emerged onstage in an above-the-knee black stiletto boots and a leather minidress, singing lines from her R&B hit 'Love on Top'.

The stage was dark as fire and lights burst from the sides. Then she went into her hit 'Crazy In Love', bringing some feminine spirit to the Superdome as she and her background dancers did Beyonce's signature booty-shaking dance.

She ripped off part of her shirt and skirt and even blew a kiss.

The mother of one also hosted a Destiny's Child reunion on the Super Bowl stage. Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams popped onto the stage to join their former groupmate and, following a few vocal runs of 'Bootylicious', the trio segued into 'Independent Women, Pt 1', the popular single that was also highlighted on the soundtrack of 2000's 'Charlie's Angels' movie.

Rowland and Williams joined in on 'Single Ladies' as well, before Beyonce took back the reins from there, closing out with a performance of 'Halo'.

As fans hailed her performance on Twitter, her celeb friends also tweeted their awe. "This is the best Beyonce concert I've ever seen," said Kelly Ripa, while Kelly Clarkson posted, "Beyonce just killed it at the Super Bowl!"

First Published: Mon, February 04 2013. 16:05 IST