It's not official yet, but it's looking like a sure thing.
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Beyoncé will play the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on February 3rd, according to the Associated Press' anonymous source. That may sound a bit shady, but the same thing went down last year, and their anonymous source was absolutely correct about Madonna performing at the halftime show.
Beyoncé is an obvious and excellent choice, but also sort of an outlier. Aside from Black Eyed Peas in 2010, most recent Super Bowl performers have been artists who have been around basically forever. Beyoncé is a veteran, for sure, but is still young and in her prime compared to the classic rockers like Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney.
If she is indeed performing at the Super Bowl, it won't be her first time. Back in 2004, she opened the game with an outstanding rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner."