Report: Super Bowl 51 halftime show headliner announced

Photo: nikotransmission via Flickr.com

Photo: nikotransmission via Flickr.com

A new report from Us Weekly announced Sunday that six-time Grammy Award winner Lady Gaga will be the headliner at Super Bowl LI’s halftime show in Houston.

Lady Gaga performed the national anthem at Super Bowl 50 and received rave reviews for her performance, which could now be looked at as an audition for this year’s main event.

The report said the 30-year-old “officially signed” on to perform the halftime show on Sunday.

The Super Bowl is one of the most-watched television events of the year and the halftime show has regularly drawn in more than 100 million viewers by itself. Last year’s act featured Beyonce, Coldplay, and Bruno Mars, each of whom spent a relatively equal amount time on stage.

There have been no reports to this point regarding additional artists for Super Bowl LI’s halftime show, but even if Lady Gaga gets the stage to herself, you can bet it’s going to be a spectacle.

This year’s national anthem singer also has not been announced.

In the Us Weekly report, Lady Gaga had not yet been quoted on her thoughts on being named the halftime headliner, but it did include a quote from her first Super Bowl appearance last year.

“This is one of the highest honors of my career,” she said after being named the anthem singer. “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.”

Lady Gaga has been relatively quiet in the music world lately, but she’s been putting the finishing touches on her sixth studio album, titled Joanne, which is scheduled to be released on Oct. 21 of this year.

Super Bowl LI will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston on Feb. 5, 2017. It will be the third Super Bowl in Houston and first since 2004.

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