National Football League NFL has announced Pop superstar Rihanna to headline the halftime show at February’s Super Bowl in Arizona.
The nine-time Grammy winner broke the news by posting a photo of an NFL-branded football on Twitter.
Organizers called the 34-year-old a “generational talent” in a press release issued on Sunday night.
The show is one of the most coveted slots in music, with this year’s 14-minute spectacle drawing in more than 120 million viewers. NFL says.
The all-star lineup includes Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J Blige, and Kendrick Lamar. The show has earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live).
NFL’s head of music, Seth Dudowsky says “Rihanna is a once-in-a-generation artist who has been a cultural force throughout her career”.
“A person born on the small island of Barbados who became one of the most prominent artists ever, Self-made in business and entertainment” he adds.
Jay-Z, whose Roc Nation entertainment company will help organize the performance, called the star “a woman of humble beginnings who has surpassed expectations at every turn”.
BBC// Editing by Aboki Hussaina