Lady Gaga will perform at halftime of Super Bowl LI and FOX Sports is expected to make the official announcement on Sunday during its pregame show, according to Sports Business Daily's Terry Lefton.
Billboard.com first reported the possibility of a Gaga-led halftime show in mid-September, which will take place at NRG Stadium in Houston on Feb. 5, 2017. Lady Gaga also performed at Super Bowl 50, singing the national anthem before the Broncos-Panthers matchup. Coldplay was the halftime act.
"We have had conversations with several fantastic artists about the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. However, at this point we do not have a final decision," the league told Billboard.com at the time, when asked about Gaga. "We're happy there is so much excitement about the show."
Days later, when the Gaga speculation picked up steam, the NFL told EW.com, "Nothing has changed from what we said earlier in the week," adding that the latest report was "not true."
In August, Adele told fans during a performance at the Staples Center, "First of all, I'm not doing the Super Bowl. I mean, come on, that show is not about music. And I don't really -- I can't dance or anything like that. They were very kind, they did ask me, but I said no."
A short time later, the NFL denied formerly offering Adele the gig, adding that "We are focused on putting together a fantastic show for Houston and we look forward to revealing that in good time."