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Katy Perry for Super Bowl show


Katy Perry for Super Bowl show

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NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL announced late yesterday — after rumours swirled for weeks – that pop star Katy Perry will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl half-time show on February 1.

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.

The Super Bowl, which will air on NBC, decides the National Football League’s champions, a media extravaganza that is America’s most-watched TV event.

The Grammy-nominated star’s upcoming performance at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona is the fourth consecutive half-time 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, respectively.

Other half-time performers in the last decade have included the Rolling Stones, Prince, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and the Who.

Perry is on her Prismatic World Tour. Her other hits include I Kissed a Girl, California Gurls, Firework and Wide Awake.