Lady Gaga Superbowl: Singer to Headline 51st Halftime Show

Sep 30, 2016 05:57 AM EDT | Fritz Flores

It's definitely not an illusion for international pop sensation Lady Gaga as it has been recently confirmed that she will be headlining the 51st Superbowl half-time show next year.

The "Perfect Illusion" songstress broke out the news through social media website Instagram earlier today. In the post, which also features the photo used for her upcoming album "Joanne," Lady Gaga announced that the rumors were indeed true.

"This year the SUPER BOWL goes GAGA!," the singer declares in her post.

Lady Gaga made waves during the halftime show last year when she delivered an exquisitely heartfelt rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner. This led to rumors of the National Football League (NFL) possibly eyeing the singer to headline the upcoming show for 2017. In a statement given by the NFL to E! News earlier this month, they said that they have started talks with potential performers.

"However, at this point we do not have a final decision. We're happy there is so much excitement about the show," their statement reads.

Other names also surfaced as potential acts for the show, including soul singer Adele. The "Hello" singer, however, categorically denied that she will be gracing the said event.

With her headlining Superbowl LI finally set in stone, this makes the "Poker Face" singer the fourth female artist in five years to headline the awaited half-time show following Madonna, Beyonce and Katy Perry.

Details about Gaga's setlist may still be primarily at large as of now but Billboard noted that with the multitude of collaborations for her upcoming album "Joanne," the choices aren't as difficult to define. The singer's fifth studio album which is set to be released in October 21 will feature artists ranging from Florence + the Machine, Tale Impala, and Beck.  

The 51st Super Bowl is set to take place in February 5, 2017 at the NRG Stadium in Houston.

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