P!nk announced to sing ‘Star Spangled Banner’ before Super Bowl LII
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Next month’s Super Bowl is about to get quite the addition of pink as part of its already colorful weekend celebrations. The NFL announced on Monday morning that the veteran recording artist known as P!nk will be the honored singer of the National Anthem before Super Bowl LII kicks off in Minneapolis on Feb. 4. The announcement comes a few months after it was revealed that her fellow teen pop pal Justin Timberlake would be handling the halftime performance duties back in October.

This will be P!nk’s first time ever performing at the Super Bowl festivities. The ageless 38-year-old singer and notable acrobatic performer follows some impressive renditions of the patriotic tune over the past few years. Arguably the one that sticks out the most is Lady Gaga’s breathtaking performance of the “Star Spangled Banner” prior to the 2016 Super Bowl, which completely stole the show and ultimately led to her also headlining the highly sought-after halftime the following year.

P!nk, who’s real name is Alecia Moore, was one of the few selected artists who were revealed as the first wave of announced performers for the upcoming 2018 Grammy Awards, which take place a week before the Super Bowl on Jan. 28 at Madison Square Garden. P!nk has also nominated for “Best Pop Solo Performance” at the upcoming awards show for "What About Us," the lead single from her seventh studio album in 2017’s Beautiful Trauma.

P!nk will continue to capitalize on the two big upcoming performances with her own headlining tour scheduled to start a month following the Super Bowl on March 1 in Phoenix. The 39-date North American run will see her performing in arenas across the U.S. and Canada before coming to an end on June 2 in Los Angeles. Tickets for select shows on the upcoming spring tour are on sale now, and can be purchased by clicking here.