The NFL has announced that Lady Gaga will headline the Super Bowl 51 halftime show, set on February 5th for the NRG Stadium of Houston.
After much speculation, the NFL and Pepsi made the announcement prior to the Miami Dolphins – Cincinnati Bengals game.
“It’s no illusion,” the singer tweeted. “The rumors are true. This year the SUPER BOWL goes GAGA!”
The 2017 half time show, which comes 3 months after the release of Gaga’s new LP JoAnne, marks GaGa’s 2nd consecutive Super Bowl appearance as she sang a spectacular “Star Spangled Banner” prior to Superbowl 50 at Santaclara, California’s Levi’s Stadium.
“I just thought about the lyrics and what they really mean.”
Adele was mentioned as the league’s best choice for the Superbowl 51 half time show, but those gossips were fast shot down by the singer.
“First of all, I’m not doing the Super Bowl,” Adele said throughout a Los Angeles concert in August. “I mean, come on, that show is not about music. And I don’t really… I can’t dance or anything like that. They were very kind, they did ask me, but I did say no. I’m sorry. Maybe next time, for my next album, because I’m going to do a dance album next time. So maybe I’ll do it then.”
The NFL and Pepsi responded to Adele with a combined statement, “The NFL and Pepsi are big fans of Adele. We have had conversations with several artists about the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. However, we have not at this point extended a formal offer to Adele or anyone else. We are focused on putting together a fantastic show for Houston and we look forward to revealing that in good time.”
Coldplay headlined the Super Bowl 50 halftime display with help from Beyoncé and Bruno Mars.