Little Monsters, there is officially a very important reason to tune into Super Bowl 50 on Sunday (February 7): Lady Gaga is performing the national anthem.

The news was confirmed by the NFL by the Associated Press today (February 2).

From the AP: "Lady Gaga is set to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday. The NFL told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Gaga will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, where the Carolina Panthers will take on the Denver Broncos. Academy Award winning actress Marlee Matlin will perform in American Sign Language during the national anthem. Super Bowl 50 will air on CBS, and halftime show performers include Coldplay and Beyonce."

Gaga's got a pretty busy month ahead of her: Not only is she performing at the Super Bowl, but she's due to perform a tribute to David Bowie at the Grammys the following week.

And just in case you'd like a taste of what's to come, watch Mother Monster belt out the anthem at the NYC Pride Rally in 2013.

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