The “Single Ladies" songstress will perform at the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show on Feb 3, the Associated Press reported. Sources told the news wire an official announcement is expected on Wednesday.
Several milestones accompany Beyonce’s upcoming performance at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
This Super Bowl will be the first held in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina in 2005 destroyed a significant portion of the Louisiana Superdome. The last Super Bowl, hosted in New Orleans, was in 2002, when the New England Patriots defeated the St. Louis Rams in their first Super Bowl victory.
Beyoncé will also be the first contemporary artist to perform at the Super Bowl, since Janet Jackson’s infamous wardrobe malfunction in 2004. Ironically, Beyoncé sang the national anthem during that very Super Bowl in her hometown of Houston, where the New England Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers.
Since then, the halftime show has featured acts such as Madonna, CeeLo Green, Nicki Minaj, LMFAO and M.I.A., who performed at this year’s Super Bowl to mixed reviews (the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots).
Fox Sports indicated that artists including Beyoncé's husband, Jay Z, and Destiny’s Child band mates, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, could accompany Beyoncé during halftime.
Pepsi also returns as the halftime show’s sponsor for the first time since 2007, when Prince performed (the Indianapolis Colts beat the Chicago Bears).