Lady Gaga In Talks to Play Super Bowl Halftime Show
Lady Gaga is inching closer to one of the biggest gigs on the planet: performing at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2017.
Sources tell Billboard that Gaga is in talks for the 51st annual football showdown, scheduled for Feb. 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston. One of the main reasons for why the NFL is said to be hot on the singer was her performance of the National Anthem at the 2016 Super Bow at which Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars shared the halftime stage to mixed reviews.
“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,” an NFL rep told Billboard when asked about Gaga. “We’re happy there is so much excitement about the show.”
Lady Gaga released a new song, “Perfect Illusion,” on Sept. 9 which is the first single from her forthcoming album, which was executive produced by Mark Ronson and features collaborations with Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine, Beck and Father John Misty. The album is expected to be released soon.