Pink to Perform Super Bowl LII National Anthem

Pink to Perform Super Bowl LII National Anthem

Pink to Perform Super Bowl LII National Anthem

The three-time Grammy-winning artist will sing before kickoff on February 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

The announcement naming Pink as the National Anthem performer comes months after the NFL announced pop star Justin Timberlake as the Super Bowl's halftime show performer.

Justin Timberlake is set to headline the halftime show.

Pink, 38, who is yet to publicly comment on the news, will be accompanied by deaf actress Alexandria Wailes, who will perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "America the Beautiful" in American sign language.

The national anthem has previously been sung by the likes of Lady Gaga, Idina Menzel, Alicia Keys, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Cher, Faith Hill, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé and Christina Aguilera.

Per the NFL's release, she's done seven studio albums, one greatest hits album, sold over 50 million album equivalents, over 75 million singles, over 2.4 million DVDs worldwide, and has had 15 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Performances of the national anthem have been a major talking point during the NFL season as players have used the occasion to take knees, sit or link arms during the song to protest about racial inequality and police brutality in the U.S.

The 36-year-old singer announced the news on his Twitter account last year in which he shared a short clip alongside talk show host Jimmy Fallon.

Jimmy then says: "You do half time?".

Justin replied: 'I do half time'.

Super Bowl LII will be February 4.

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