LOS ANGELES — Country music star Chris Stapleton will perform at next month’s Super Bowl to sing the national anthem, while R&B legend Babyface will perform “America the Beautiful.”
Performances will take place on February 12 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona before the championship game and a halftime show featuring Rihanna. The performances will be shown on Fox.
Last year’s Emmy Award-winning actress and singer Sheryl Lee Ralph will also perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” She stars in the popular comedy series Abbott Elementary, which stars Quinto Brunson.
Academy Award winner Troy Kozur will perform the national anthem in American Sign Language. He became the second deaf actor to win an Academy Award for his role in CODA. Colin Denny will sign “America the Beautiful” and “Lift Every Voice and Sing” will be signed by Justina Miles.
The US Navy flyover above South Farm Stadium will celebrate 50 years of women in the service.
Jay-Z’s Roc Nation is in its fourth year of executive producing the halftime show. Jesse Collins returns as executive producer.
Stapleton, an eight-time Grammy winner, is considered one of the country’s most respected and beloved musicians. He took home three Grammy Awards last year and was honored with the Country Music Association’s 2021 Vocalist of the Year award.
Babyface, who has won 12 Grammys, has scored several hits during his lauded career, including “Whip Appeal,” “When Can I See You” and “Give U My Heart” with Toni Braxton. He is the co-founder of LaFace Records and has collaborated with a number of famous names, including Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Ella May and Patti Labelle.
Last year, at the age of 66, Ralph received an Emmy Award as the first nominee. She spent decades in the business with many iconic roles from Dream Girls on Broadway in the 1980s to the stepmother and title character in the 1990s sitcom Moesha.
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