Jay-Z and Coldplay team up for new year
- Bang Showbiz
- 2 January 2013
Jay-Z and Coldplay teamed up to welcome in 2013 with a special double bill show in New York
Jay-Z and Coldplay teamed up to welcome in 2013 in New York.
The 'Big Pimpin' rapper and the English rockers played on the same bill to welcome in the New Year, and Jay-Z was joined by Coldplay singer Chris Martin to sing the traditional 'Auld Lang Syne' at 11.59pm to start his set.
The show had opened earlier with Coldplay performing hits including 'The Scientist', 'Paradise', 'Viva la Vida', 'Princess of China' and 'Yellow'.
The band were joined by Jay for the track 'Lost+', which he originally collaborated with them for on their 2008 EP, 'Prospekt's March'.
After the traditional midnight celebrations Jay-Z opened his set proper with the appropriately titled 'On to the Next One'. The rapper performed 25 songs into the early hours of the morning, including 'Hovi Baby', 'I Just Wanna Love U (Give It To Me)' and 'Izzo (H.O.V.A.)'.
According to Billboard.com, at one point he told the crowd: "I'm from Brooklyn, just thought I'd remind you we're going to rule the world in 2013. And in order to do that don't let anybody hold you back or put their anxieties or fears on you.
"I want to thank you. You could have been anywhere in the world tonight. but you're here in [venue] The motherf*****g Barclays Center."
Chris joined Jay for a third time to sing the track 'Heart of The City' while singer Bridget Kelly joined the rapper on a number of songs, and sang Alicia Keys' part on set closer 'Empire State of Mind'.
Guests at the show included Chris and Jay's wives, Beyonce Knowles and Gwyneth Paltrow, singers Cheryl Cole, Christina Aguilera and Taylor Swift and One Direction star Harry Styles.