Beyonce is ready to rock the Super Bowl!
The new mom is reportedly set to take over the halftime show duties during Super Bowl XLVII on February 3 in New Orleans according to the Associated Press. The official announcement is expected to be made on Wednesday.
The singer has recently returned to performing following the birth of daughter Blue Ivy nine months ago. For her big post-baby debut, she joined her husband Jay-Z during his recent performance at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on October 6. She previously sang the national anthem at the 2004 Super Bowl.
Last year's halftime show featured Madonna with a flock of guest stars including Cee Lo Green, LMFAO, MIA and Nicki Minaj. Given Beyonce's high profile rock star friends, it is anticipated that we can see her joined by a few friends of her own. Our recommendations -- her husband Jay-Z or a potential Destiny's Child reunion featuring Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams!
Here are a few of the stars who have rocked the Super Bowl halftime show in recent years:
Madonna: Last year's show featuring the Material Girl was a bigger hit than the game featuring the New York Giants taking on the New England Patriots. The performance was watched by an estimated 114 million people which was a higher average than the game that was seen by an estimated 111 million people.
The Black Eyed Peas: The show's producer's hoped to bring some youthful exuberance to the halftime show when they invited Fergie and company to showcase a Tron inspired techno show that also included guest stars Usher and Slash in 2011. Unfortunately, the show didn't go off as planned and some techno-glitches caused the show to be largely panned by the millions who watched it.
The Who: It was a blast from the past when the iconic band took the stage at the Super Bowl in 2010 to rock the classics "Who Are You" and "Won't Get Fooled Again". The show, which was seen by more than 100 million football fans, was a hit with old-school fans and a great time to take a snack break for the younger generation.
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