Jan. 27, 2014
will sing "America The Beautiful" as part of Super Bowl XLVIII pregame festivities at MetLife Stadium in
East Rutherford, NJ
Sunday, February 2
, the NFL and FOX announced today. The performance will be televised live on FOX prior to kickoff.
More than 164 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year's Super Bowl, the most-watched television program in history. The pregame show, including the National Anthem and "America The Beautiful," and Super Bowl XLVIII will be broadcast worldwide.
, host of the The Queen
, is a musician, actress, a label president, an author and entrepreneur,
is a Grammy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning artist as well as an Emmy and Academy Award nominee.
will return to the Super Bowl after first singing "America The Beautiful" at Super Bowl XLIV. Last year,
along with 26 children from the Newton, CT community sang in advance of Super Bowl XLVII. Other artists to have performed the song at Super Bowl include
(Super Bowl XI),
(Super Bowl XXXV),
MARY J. BLIGE
(Super Bowl XXXVI),
(Super Bowl XXXIX),
(Super Bowl XLIII),
(Super Bowl XLV),
(Super Bowl XLVI).
The NFL previously announced that
will perform the National Anthem,
will perform in American Sign Language the National Anthem and "America The Beautiful," and
will perform in the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show. The pregame and halftime shows are an
NFL NETWORK PRODUCTION
and will be executive produced by