IT'S OFFICIAL NOW. WE KNEW HER WHEN
Temecula, CA - Just an hour ago, as I write this directly to the blog, it has been announced by AP's Mesfin
"Will Katy Perry be a firework at the Super Bowl? Will she show them what she's worth? Will she let her colors burst?
NFL announced late Sunday —
after rumors swirled for weeks — that the pop star will headline the
Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 1 at the University of Phoenix
Stadium in Arizona. It will air on NBC.
Perry, 30, has dominated the
Billboard charts since releasing her debut in 2008, including nine No. 1
hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Her sophomore effort, 2010's
multiplatinum "Teenage Dream," matched the record Michael Jackson set
with "Bad" for most songs from a single album to hit No. 1 with five."
"Perry released "Prism," another platinum effort, last year. It includes the No. 1 smashes "Roar" and "Dark Horse."
Grammy-nominated star's upcoming performance is the fourth consecutive
halftime show to display the NFL's push to include younger acts on its
large stage: Bruno Mars had a show-stopping set at this year's Super
Bowl at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey; Beyoncé
electrified in 2013 in New Orleans; and there was Madonna, with Nicki
Minaj and M.I.A., and the Black Eyed Peas in 2012 and 2011,
Other halftime performers in the last decade have included the Rolling Stones, Prince, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and the Who.
girl-power singer will also be performing at the culmination of a
season where critics have assailed the NFL for its response to domestic
violence cases involving women; its initial handling of former
Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice's assault on his then-fiance with just a
two-game suspension caused a national outrage, and led the league to
toughen its penalties for such crimes. It later suspended Rice
currently on her Prismatic World Tour. Her other hits include "I Kissed a
Girl," ''California Gurls," ''Firework" and "Wide Awake.""