05/02/2013 11:35 GMT

Beyonce Super Bowl Halftime Show: Singer Not To Blame For Blackout, Says NFL Commissioner

Beyonce's showstopping concert at the Super Bowl on Sunday did not cause a blackout in the second half of the match, it has been claimed.

The 'Crazy in Love' hitmaker wowed the crowds at half-time with renditions of her greatest hits, as well as a reunion with her Destiny's Child bandmates, in a pyrotechnics-packed performance.


After the spectacle, the Superdome venue in New Orleans, Lousiana was plunged into darkness as the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers played the second half.

Some viewers accused Beyonce's set of causing the outage, but National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell insists she's not to blame for the blackout.

He said: "There's no indication at all that this was caused by the half-time show. I know that's out there, that Beyonce's half-time show had something to do with it. That is not the case from anything we have at this point."

The game and Beyonce's performance pulled in an estimated 108 million viewers around the globe, making it the third most watched Super Bowl after last year's, when Madonna performed, and 2010's, which featured The Who.

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The Destiny's Child stars back together

Since Sunday, Destiny's Child album sales have rocketed by 600 per cent following their explosive reunion.

Beyonce saw her own digital album sales jump 230 per cent, industry sources told The Hollywood Reporter.

Destiny's Child's massive increase is also due to sales of the trio's brand new 'Love Songs' compilation, which was released last Tuesday, and their new track 'Nuclear'.

The album sales increases are also aided by discount prices offered by both the iTunes and Amazon MP3 stores.

In terms of digital song sales, Beyonce's grew by an estimated 85 percent while Destiny Child's rose by over 300 per cent.

Beyonce's biggest selling song of the week was 'Halo', which was the finale of her Super Bowl set.

But the biggest Destiny's Child song of the week is apparently 'Say My Name' which was not part of the medley they performed.

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