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Opera star Renee Fleming to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

By John Breech | CBSSports.com

Renee Fleming once appeared on the 'Late Show with David Letterman.' (CBS/YouTube)
Renee Fleming once appeared on the 'Late Show with David Letterman.' (CBS/YouTube)

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Super Bowl XLVIII won't just be the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold-weathered city, it will also feature another first: the national anthem sung by an opera singer, according to the Associated Press. Four-time Grammy winner Renee Fleming will handle the "The Star-Spangled Banner" at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2.

This won't be the first time Fleming's performed at a big event. The 54-year-old opera singer also performed at President Obama's first Inaugural celebration in 2009 and at Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee in June 2012.

Fleming joins a diverse group of people that have handled the national anthem at the Super Bowl, including: Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Billy Joel, Mariah Carey and the Backstreet Boys.

The opera singer also once sang the Top-10 list on the Late Show with David Letterman, which you can see below.

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