A source inside the workings of the upcoming Super Bowl production has told The Associated Press that Grammy-gobbling goddess Beyonce will be the halftime show performer on Feb. 3, 2013.
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans will be home to the big game, and an official announcement is expected Wednesday, according to the source – who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Beyonce has conquered the mainstream pop universe with hits including "Crazy in Love," ''Irreplaceable" and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," and has racked up a staggering 16 Grammy Awards in her 31 young years. She's no stranger to Super Bowl performances, either; she sang the national anthem at the 2004 Super Bowl in her hometown of Houston, where Madonna was the halftime entertainment.
In recent years, truly since the controversial "nipplegate"-spawning Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake halftime show at the Super Bowl in 2004, the NFL has made efforts to appeal to wide audiences with The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and The Who, though there's been a Black Eyed Peas hiccup on occasion. With Jay-Z's wife as a centerpiece for 2013, we're guaranteed an explosive performance.