Report: Lady Gaga to headline 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show

on September 18, 2016, 4:32pm

Lady Gaga will reportedly headline the 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Earlier this week, Billboard reported that the “Perfect Illusion” singer was in talks for the massive gig. Now, citing a source, US Weekly confirms it as official.

Update: In response to today’s report, a spokesperson for the NFL says the league has yet to make a final decision. For what it’s worth, the league traditionally denies early leaks prior to making an official announcement.

Gaga sang the National Anthem prior to the 2016 Super Bowl (to rave reviews), but this will mark her first time headlining the Halftime Show. Of course, she’s by no means the first pop singer to do so; in an attempt to cater to a broader audience beyond football fanatics, the NFL has opted for pop singers in recent years. Gaga follows past Super Bowl performers including Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, and Madonna.

The 2017 Super Bowl is set for February 5th, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Gaga will no doubt use the performance as an opportunity to showcase her latest album, Joanne, due out October 21st.

Revisit Gaga’s singing of the National Anthem at the 2016 Super Bowl:

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