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Super Bowl halftime show 2013 performers: Beyonce, Destiny's Child to reunite, perform

In case you haven't heard, Beyonce and Destiny's Child will perform at Super Bowl XLVII's halftime show. We offer a brief look into their musical careers prior to the show.

Justin Heiman

Fans of both the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens have undoubtedly been looking forward to Super Bowl XLVII for the last two weeks, and likely can't wait until kickoff on Sunday night.

Fans of the other 30 NFL teams likely aren't brimming with anticipation, and non-fans don't even care about the game at all -- but that won't stop them from tuning in on Sunday night anyway.

Music fans every year look forward to the Super Bowl's halftime show. After Madonna performed last year, NFL executives opted for a younger performer this year -- Beyonce Knowles.

Super Bowl XLVII's halftime show will feature Beyonce as the main artist -- and pop fans will be in for a treat Sunday night, as Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams will take the stage with Beyonce, reuniting the trio who once performed as Destiny's Child.

As a solo artist, Beyonce has churned out plenty of hits, but perhaps none bigger than her song "Crazy in Love", which was released in 2003 as the first single from her solo debut album, Dangerously in Love. "Crazy in Love" wasted no time putting Beyonce in the forefront of pop music, as the song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, and also reached No. 1 in the charts in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

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While we're not here to spoil Beyonce's halftime show setlist, it seems like a pretty sure-fire bet that "Crazy in Love" will be performed at some point during the show.

Prior to her solo career, Beyonce, Rowland, LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett formed Destiny's Child. The quartet released their self-titled solo album in 1998, and quickly followed it up with The Writing's on the Wall, released in 1999.

The Writing's on the Wall produced two chart-topping hits in the United States, "Bills, Bills, Bills" and "Say my Name." Prior to filming "Say my Name's" music video, which was released as the album's third single, Roberson and Luckett left the group -- paving the way for Michelle Williams to join. The "Say my Name" video essentially served as Williams' debut in Destiny's Child.

Destiny's Child's next album, Survivor, was released in 2001 -- and marked the first album that Williams was involved in fully. Survivor produced two No. 1 hits in the United States -- "Independent Women" and "Bootylicious."

After that, Destiny's Child released just one more album before breaking up, Destiny Fulfilled, which was released in 2004. Perhaps the most notable song from Destiny's Child's final album is "Soldier," which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

If you're trying to guess what the setlist could be, it'll almost certainly feature a number of the aforementioned songs. After all, the point of the Super Bowl halftime show is to entertain the largest audience of the year -- and the masses want to hear the hits.