Beyonce confirms 2013 Super Bowl participation (Photo)
Beyonce has confirmed that she will appear at Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3, 2013, following an earlier report that said she will perform during the halftime show.
On Tuesday October 16, her official website featured a post titled "Countdown to Touchdown" and a photo of the 31-year-old Grammy-winning singer sporting strips of "eye black," which athletes use to reduce glare during a game, with the words "Feb 3" and "2013" written in white inside them.
Earlier, the Associated Press quoted an anonymous source as saying Beyonce would perform at the Super Bowl halftime show.UPDATE: The National Football League confirmed the news with a statement on Tuesday, after the singer's announcement. The Super Bowl will air live on CBS.
Beyonce, known for No. 1 hits as "Single Ladies" and "Crazy in Love," sang the national anthem at the 2004 Super Bowl in Houston, Texas - her hometown. Next year's National Football League Championship game will take place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, marking the first time the city will host the annual event since Hurricane Katrina.
Madonna was the main performer at the Super Bowl XLVI football game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots earlier this year, on February 5. Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. joined her for a performance of her then-new single, "Give Me All Your Luvin." Other singers who participated in the halftime show included electro-pop duo LMFAO and R&B singer and "The Voice" co-judge Cee Lo Green.
Check out a list of Super Bowl halftime show performers from the past 20 years:
1992 - Gloria Estefan
1993 - Michael Jackson
1994 - Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt and The Judds
1995 - Patti Labelle, Tony Bennett, Indiana Jones & Marion Ravenwood, Teddy Pendergrass, Arturo Sandoval and Miami Sound Machine
1996 - Diana Ross
1997 - The Blues Brothers (Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman and James Belushi), ZZ Top and James Brown
1998 - Boyz II Men, Queen Latifah, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves and The Temptations
1999 - Chaka Khan, Gloria Estefan, Stevie Wonder, KISS, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Savion Glover
2000 - Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Phil Collins and Toni Braxton
2001 - Aerosmith, 'N Sync, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Nelly, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler and Chris Rock
2002 - U2
2003 - Shania Twain, No Doubt and Sting
2004 - Janet Jackson, P. Diddy, Nelly, Kid Rock and Justin Timberlake (sang with Janet Jackson, who famously had a "wardrobe malfunction")
2005 - Paul McCartney
2006 - The Rolling Stones
2007 - Prince
2008 - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
2009 - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
2010 - The Who
2011 - The Black Eyed Peas, Usher and Slash
2012 - Madonna, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A. (made an obscene gesture during her performance), LMFAO and Cee Lo Green