|Alicia Keys will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. (US Presswire)|
Grammy Award winning R&B artist Alicia Keys will perform the national anthem at Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3 in New Orleans, the NFL announced on Friday.
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In 2010, Keys received inclusion on the VH1 Greatest Artists of All-Time list. Keys, 31, released her fifth studio album, “Girl on Fire,” last November. Keys will join Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Diana Ross in a select group of female artists to win a Grammy Award and perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl.
Keys' appearance at the Super Bowl won't be the first she has attended the NFL's signature event. In 2008, Keys was in attendance for Super Bowl XLII at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. as the Giants upset the Patriots.
Months later, Keys performed a duet with Michael Strahan at a benefit for the former Giants' defensive end's charity golf tournament. Keys complimented Strahan on his 1.5-carat Super Bowl ring before trying it on.
“It is very pretty, I was admiring it very much [earlier],” Keys told Strahan. “Congratulations.”
At Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium in February of 2011, Christina Aguilera butchered a line while performing the national anthem. Last season, Kelly Clarkson performed the national anthem at the Super Bowl at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Beyoncé Knowles, a 16-time Grammy Award winner, is scheduled to perform at halftime of the Super Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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