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Alicia Keys will perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl on February 3 in New Orleans.
Keys recently released her fifth album, Girl on Fire, Billboard reports.
The Sunday games between the San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons and the Baltimore Ravens versus the New England Patriots will determine the Super Bowl teams.
In October, the NFL announced that Beyonce will perform at the Super Bowl’s halftime show. Beyonce sang the national anthem in 2004 NFL title game in Houston. The halftime show will also include a Destiny’s Child reunion and a performance of their new song “Nuclear,” Idolator reports.
Kelly Clarkson performed the anthem last year. Past performers include Whitney Houston, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond and Mariah Carey.
Christina Aguilera missed a line when she sang at the 2011 Super Bowl. She was supposed to sing, “O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming,” but instead repeated an earlier line. Twitter exploded after her mishap, showing that even celebrities should always know the words to the national anthem.