P!nk named to perform United States anthem at Super Bowl 52

Posted January 09, 2018

The announcement was initially made by NBC and the NFL, then confirmed in a tweet by NFL Network and People magazine.

In a very special performance, she'll be joined by actor and director Alexandria Wailes, who will perform the anthem and America The Beautiful on behalf of the National Association Of The Deaf.

Pink performs "Just Give Me a Reason" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in 2014.

The pop star tweeted on January 6 about some "secret stuff" she had planned for 2018. "I'm also excited for [T] rump to lose his twitter password and also I'm excited that I have dope hair". The vocalist, who was born Alecia Beth Moore, will sing the national anthem ahead of the February 4 title game at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, the NFL announced Monday.

Justin Timberlake has been announced as the half-time show act, the coveted spot previously filled by the likes of Beyonce and Coldplay. Lady Gaga performed the anthem in 2016, which came before being selected for the halftime show in 2017. He performed at Super Bowl XXVIII in Houston in 2004, when he infamously pulled part of Janet Jackson's costume off, revealing her breast on national television and causing a major controversy.

Pink's performance in Minneapolis will air before kickoff at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 4.