Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem at Super Bowl 50
Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday, according to an Associated Press report Tuesday afternoon.
Gaga will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, where the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos will vie for the championship title.
Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin will perform in American Sign Language during the anthem, according to the report.
Gaga’s Super Bowl performance continues a winning streak for the singer in the ashes of her last solo album, 2013’s “Artpop,” which was widely panned.
She collaborated with Tony Bennett for an album of jazz standards called “Cheek to Cheek,” which debuted at No. 1 upon its release in 2014 and went on to win a Grammy. She performed at the Academy Awards last year with a medley in celebration of the 50th anniversary of “The Sound of Music,” and her television debut in Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story: Hotel” yielded a surprise win at the Golden Globes last month.
For people who aren’t football fans but who watch the game anyway, the halftime spectacle is more than half the fun. The 2016 performance featured Coldplay, Bruno Mars and Beyonce. Here’s a look at how some previous Super Bowl performances came off.(Clockwise from top left: Julio Cortez / Associated Press, Chris O’Meara / Associated Press; Mike Powell / Allsport; Christopher Polk / Getty Images; Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)
Beyonce, Coldplay singer Chris Martin, center, and Bruno Mars perform during halftime of Super Bowl 50.(Julio Cortez / Associated Press)
Gaga’s resilient rock ballad “Til It Happens to You” from “The Hunting Ground” is nominated for both a Grammy and an Oscar.
Super Bowl 50 will air on CBS. Coldplay will anchor the halftime show, with special guests Beyonce and Bruno Mars.
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