NEW YORK (AP) – Beyonce Knowles will sing the national anthem before the Super Bowl in her native Houston, the NFL announced Tuesday.

Super Bowl XXXVIII is scheduled for Feb. 1 at Reliant Stadium and will be televised on CBS.

A week later, on Feb. 8, Knowles is up for six Grammy Awards, including record of the year for “Crazy in Love” featuring her boyfriend, Jay-Z. Her album, “Dangerously in Love,” has sold 5 million copies.

The 22-year-old Destiny’s Child singer joins a wildly varied group of performers who’ve sung “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the Super Bowl, including Charley Pride, Barry Manilow, Kathie Lee Gifford and the Backstreet Boys.


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