Beyonce to perform at this season's Super Bowl halftime show

A source familiar with this season's Super Bowl told the Associated Press that Beyonce will be the performer at the halftime show on Feb. 3, 2013, at the Superdome in New Orleans. The official announcement is expected Wednesday.

Beyonce has won 16 Grammy Awards and sang the national anthem at Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004.

Madonna performed at halftime of last season's Super Bowl in February with guests CeeLo Green, Nicki Minaj, LMFAO and M.I.A. Her performance was seen by 114 million people, a higher average than the game itself, which was seen by an estimated 111.3 million people, according to the Nielsen Co.

The Black Eyed Peas performed at the 2011 Super Bowl, with The Who singing in 2010. Previous Super Bowl halftime shows have included Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, U2, the Rolling Stones, Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson, and the always controversial "Up with People".


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