Lady Gaga Officially Confirmed as Super Bowl Halftime Show Headliner
Music| | By Sara Wilkins
Lady Gaga has been confirmed as the headliner of the Super Bowl LI Halftime Show.
Rumors suggesting the “Applause” hitmaker will be gracing the stage at the National Football League finale next February have been circulating for weeks, and all the hearsay has turned out to be true.
Gaga took to Twitter on Thursday and posted a message attached to an advertisement for her much-anticipated performance. It read: “It’s not an illusion. The rumors are true. This year the SUPER BOWL goes GAGA! @nfl @FOXTV @pepsi #PERFECTILLUSION #GAGASUPERBOWL.”
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 30, 2016
The advertisement she shared features the cover image from her new album, Joanne – a side profile shot of the pop star wearing a pink wide-brimmed hat.
Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, will hit the stage at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on February 5, midway through the 51st Super Bowl.
Her performance at the sporting extravaganza will take place a year after she belted out the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California, where half-time headliners Coldplay were joined by Beyonce and Bruno Mars.
She previously admitted singing the Star-Spangled Banner at the sporting event was one of the greatest professional moments of her life so far.
“This is one of the highest honors of my career,” she explained to the NFL Network at the game. “I get a chance to sing for all the athletes – who have been working so hard their whole lives for this moment – the coaches, as well as the fans in the stands who are waiting for this moment. I think it marks what being an American is all about.”