Soul legend Gladys Knight has agreed to sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Feb. 3. The NFL announced Thursday that the 74-year-old singer will perform at the Super Bowl.
“I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta,” she said in a statement released by the NFL.
The seven-time Grammy winner joins a limited Super Bowl lineup that includes rock band Maroon 5, and rappers Travis Scott, Big Boi and Flo Rida, who will perform during halftime.
Rihanna and Cardi B are among the hip hop artists who declined the NFL’s invitation to perform at the Super Bowl. They cited their support for former quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s ongoing Anthem protest issues with the league.
Pop singer Pink battled the flu while singing the National Anthem in 2018. And country singer Luke Bryan sang the Anthem in 2017.
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