Beyoncé to Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show

The music superstar will take center stage on the biggest night in sports. 

Posted: 10/16/2012 03:45 PM EDT

Get ready for a Sasha Fierce performance at next year’s Super Bowl. Music superstar Beyoncé will be taking the stage during the NFL's primetime halftime show. An unnamed source told the Associated Press that the diva is set to perform at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on February 3, 2013. The source revealed that the official announcement will be made on Wednesday.

 

It looks like the NFL is having a change of heart when it comes to Super Bowl halftime shows. After Janet Jackson’s notorious "wardrobe malfunction" back in 2004, the show was lacking its former spirit. That was until this past February when Madonna performed, bringing to the stage her high kicks and a long list of contemporary artists, including Nicki Minaj, M.I.A, Cee Lo Green and LMFAO. That performance had an estimated audience of 114 million, a higher average than the game itself, where the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots. It’s seems like Pepsi, who is sponsoring the show this year, wants to continue in that direction by choosing Beyoncé to headline the halftime show.

 

Ms. Knowles is no stranger to the Super Bowl, she actually performed the national anthem at that same game the Janet Jackson scandal took place, which was held in her hometown of Houston. This will be the first game to take place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome since Hurricane Katrina struck, devastating New Orleans.

 

There is also hope that Beyoncé might decide to join forces with rapper-hubby Jay-Z.

 

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(Photo: AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

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