Beyonce Set for Super Bowl Halftime, NFL Confirms

The diva will take the stage at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans Feb. 3

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012  |  Updated 7:41 PM EDT
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All the single ladies will be watching the upcoming Super Bowl along with football lovers. That's because Beyonce is the halftime show performer.

The NFL confirmed rumors that the Grammy-winning diva will take the stage at the halftime show on Feb. 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, with a Tweet.

The "Single Ladies" singer had earlier posted her own confirmation via message in eyeblack.

On her Tumblr page, Beyonce posted a closeup of her face with the date Feb. 3, 2012 written beneath her eyes, football-style.

Beyonce, whose pop and R&B hits include "Crazy in Love," ''Irreplaceable" and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," has won 16 Grammy Awards. The 31-year-old sang the national anthem at the 2004 Super Bowl in her hometown of Houston when the New England Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers.

Madonna performed at halftime at this year's Super Bowl in February with guests CeeLo Green, Nicki Minaj, LMFAO and M.I.A. The New York Giants beat the New England Patriots in a thrilling rematch of the contest four years earlier. 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.

If Beyonce's performance at the Pepsi NFL Halftime Show features collaborations, it could likely include husband-rapper Jay-Z and her Destiny's Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

New Orleans last hosted a Super Bowl in 2002, making next year's game the first NFL championship in the city since Hurricane Katrina devastated parts of the Louisiana Superdome in 2005. Pepsi is returning as the sponsor for the halftime show since doing so in 2007 when Prince performed.

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