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The NFL has announced Lady Gaga as the headliner performers for 2017’s Super Bowl halftime show. The singer/actress confirmed the announcement on her twitter account, commenting to her fans that it is not an illusion, the rumors are true and this year’s Super Bowl is going to Gaga.

This Super Bowl isn’t the first NFL-related performance for Gaga. Last year for Super Bowl 50, the pop star sang the national anthem before the game preceded. The halftime performer in 2016 was longtime popular band Coldplay, who was joined by other popular singers Bruno Mars and Beyoncé.

There hasn’t been any new information on who will also be performing alongside Lady Gaga for this Super Bowl 51.

2016’s Super Bowl, which ended with the Denver Broncos win over the Caroline Panthers with the score of 24-10, was rated as the third most-watched game in the history of NFL live programs. According to Nielson, the 2016’s Super Bowl game brought an average of 111.9 million viewers and also gained 115.5 million viewers for their 8:30-9pm halftime show slot.

Past performers at the halftime show include Katy Perry, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, The Rolling Stones, and Madonna, etc. Beyoncé’s Super Bowl performance in 2013 also reportedly resulted in a Destiny’s Child reunion.

Lady Gaga’s stardom as a singer gained her six Grammy awards and one Golden Globe award for her acting performance in FX’s American Horror Story. The esteemed actress and singer is expected to star in Warner Brothers reboot film A Star is Born, which Bradley Cooper is set to direct.

Lady Gaga new album Joanna is set to be released on October 21st 2016. The popstar’s single Perfect Illusion debuted on iTunes and landed as the #1 top song in over 60 different countries around the world.

The Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl is set to be filmed live at NRG Stadium in Houston on February 5th, 2017.

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