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It’s official: Beyonce will be the featured performer at the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show.
The AP reported on Tuesday morning that she was in line for what is the biggest concert gig in the world, and the 16-time Grammy winner appeared to confirm it with a photo she posted to her Tumblr site, in which she is wearing eye black strips on which the date of the game — Feb. 3 — is written.
Afterward, the NFL and CBS made the official announcement that Beyonce would be the halftime performer at the game, set to take place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
Her performance — this year’s game is in New Orleans — will follow Madonna‘s star-studded ensemble show at the last Super Bowl. Cee Lo Green, Nicki Minaj, LMFAO and M.I.A. all performed at that game, which saw the New York Giants defeat the New England Patriots. More than 112.5 million U.S. viewers watched last year’s show.
Other recent halftime acts that includes The Black Eyed Peas, The Who, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and U2.
Beyonce sang the national anthem at the game in 2004.
The Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show is an NFL Network production and will be executive produced by RIcky Kirshner and directed by Hamish Hamilton.
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