Fourteen-time Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Alicia Keys will sing the national anthem as part of Super Bowl XLVII pregame festivities at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Feb. 3, the NFL and CBS announced Friday. The performance will be televised live on CBS prior to kickoff.
More than 111.3 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s Super Bowl, the most-watched television program in history. The pregame show and Super Bowl XLVII will be broadcast worldwide. Alicia Keys returns to the Super Bowl for a third time, the most by any performer in Super Bowl history. She took the stage to sing “America the Beautiful” with 150 students from the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind prior to Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville on February 6, 2005 and then returned to perform as part of the Super Bowl XLII Pregame Show in Arizona on February 3, 2008. Keys’ latest album, Girl on Fire, recently debuted at number one on the Billboard album chart.