AP source: Beyonce set for Super Bowl halftime show
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FILE - This May 7, 2012 file photo shows Beyonce Knowles at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit, celebrating Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada in New York. A source familiar with Super Bowl XLVII told The Associated Press that the Grammy-winning diva will take the stage at the Pepsi NFL Halftime Show on Feb. 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)Photo: Image by AP
NEW YORK- All the single ladies will be watching the upcoming Super Bowl along with football lovers. That's because Beyonce is the halftime show performer.
The singer appeared to confirm the news on her Tumblr page Tuesday afternoon, as she posted a picture of herself sporting eye black where "Feb. 3" is written on one and "2013" on the other. The Super Bowl is set for Feb. 3, 2013.
Earlier Tuesday a source familiar with the Super Bowl told The Associated Press the Grammy-winning diva will take the stage at the halftime show at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because that person wasn't authorized to publicly reveal the information.
Beyonce, whose pop and R&B hits include "Crazy in Love," "Irreplaceable" and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," has won 16 Grammy Awards. The 31-year-old sang the national anthem at the 2004 Super Bowl in her hometown of Houston when the New England Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers.
Madonna performed at halftime at this year's Super Bowl in February with guests CeeLo Green, Nicki Minaj, LMFAO and M.I.A. The New York Giants beat the New England Patriots in a thrilling rematch of the contest four years earlier. Her performance was seen by 114 million people, a higher average than the game itself, which was seen by an estimated 111.3 million people, according to the Nielsen Co.