CBS and NFL have tapped singer-songwriter Alicia Keys to sing the "Star-Spangled Banner" before kick-off at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on Feb. 3.
Her pre-game performance will be broadcast globally, marking the third time Keys has lent her voice to Super Bowl festivities. Keys helped ring in Super Bowl games in 2005 and 2008.
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Kelly Clarkson sang the national anthem in 2012, a year after Christina Aguilera flubbed the song's lyrics at the previous Super Bowl (watch below). Other past performers include Whitney Houston, Garth Brooks, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, Neil Diamond, Diana Ross, Billy Joel, Jewel, Harry Connick Jr., Dixie Chicks and Cher.
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Beyonce also has performed the national anthem before a Super Bowl game, but this year she's the halftime performer, a gig she confirmed via Tumblr in October.
Keys, a 14-time Grammy winner, will embark on a North American concert tour in March. Her fifth studio album, Girl on Fire, debuted atop the Billboard 200 albums chart in November.
Kelly Clarkson (2012)
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