Lady Gaga will perform at the world-famous Super Bowl halftime show in February 2017, according to Us Weekly.
The NFL championship is the largest annual sporting event in the world, and last year celebrated its 50th anniversary with Super Bowl 50, with the Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos clash attracting an estimated 167 million viewers worldwide. Denver Broncos emerged victorious on the night, securing their third all-time Super Bowl victory.
Lady Gaga opened Super Bowl 50 earlier this year with a rendition of US national anthem The Star-Spangled Banner, but yet to make an appearance in the half time show.
The event’s star-studded half-time show is a hallmark of American popular culture, and often transpires to be more of a talking point than the game itself (Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake‘s performance in 2004 being the most obvious and notorious example).
Artists that have performed as part of the halftime show since 2010 include The Who, Madonna, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Lady Gaga is set to release new album Joanne on October 21st 2016. The record will be her first original studio album since 2013’s Artpop, which fell short of commercial expectations and received a lukewarm reception from critics.
At the time of writing, neither Lady Gaga, NFL, or their respective representatives have either confirmed or denied that the 30 year-old artist will make the appearance.
Super Bowl L1 will take place at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, on February 5th 2017.
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