UPDATE 9/29: Lady Gaga confirmed the news via Twitter Thursday, September 29, writing, "It's not an illusion. The rumors are true. This year the SUPER BOWL goes GAGA! @nfl @FOXTV @pepsi #PERFECTILLUSION #GAGASUPERBOWL."
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Get ready to put your paws up, Little Monsters! Lady Gaga is set to headline the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show, a source confirms to Us Weekly.
Following much speculation, the “Perfect Illusion” singer, 30, has officially signed on to perform at the 51st annual football championship event at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, on February 5, 2017.
The exciting news comes just days after Us Weekly reported that Gaga was “in talks” to headline the 2017 sporting event.
This isn’t the first time the Grammy winner has taken to the NFL football field. Earlier this year, she kicked off Super Bowl 50 with a powerful rendition of the national anthem, clad in a glittering red Gucci pantsuit.
Ahead of her February 2016 performance, Gaga gushed about her excitement to perform in front of millions of viewers and football fans during an interview with NFL Network.
“This is one of the highest honors of my career,” she explained at the time. “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.”
Gaga’s fifth studio album, Joanne, is set to be released Friday, October 21.
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