Lady Gaga confirms she's headlining 2017 Super Bowl halftime show
It’s official! Lady Gaga is headlining the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show.
The superstar tweeted the news Thursday evening, writing on Twitter: “It’s not an illusion. The rumors are true. This year’s Super Bowl goes Gaga!”
This Super Bowl won’t be Gaga’s first big game as last year, for Super Bowl 50, she sang the National Anthem.
The halftime performer in 2016 was Coldplay, who was joined by Beyonce and Bruno Mars.
It’s not an illusion. The rumors are true. This year the SUPER BOWL goes GAGA! @nfl @FOXTV @pepsi #PERFECTILLUSION #GAGASUPERBOWL pic.twitter.com/qR4O57451G
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 30, 2016
Performing her hit Formation, Beyonce’s dancers were dressed Black Panthers-esque, becoming part of the musician’s now-infamous performance that made waves for its political messaging.
There’s no word yet on who else will join Gaga for her halftime performance at Super Bowl 51.
Last year’s Super Bowl, a 24-10 victory by the Denver Broncos over the Carolina Panthers, was the third most-watched in the history of the game, averaging 111.9 million total viewers.
Viewership peaked at 115.5 million from 8:30-9 p.m. ET for the halftime show.
Past halftime performers include Katy Perry, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson with Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, the Rolling Stones, Madonna, and more.
Beyonce also performed in 2013, resulting in a Destiny’s Child reunion.
The Super Bowl airs February 5th 2017 on Fox.
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