Fox has the Super Bowl in February and is staying in the corporate family for the halftime show. Fox Sports and the NFL have confirmed rumors that Lady Gaga, who stars on 21st Century Fox sib FX’s American Horror Story, will headline the world’s highest-profile concert gigs.
“It’s not an illusion. The rumors are true. This year the SUPER BOWL goes GAGA!” the singer-actress tweeted today. Super Bowl LI airs February 5 from NRG Stadium in Houston. Fox will premiere its drama series 24: Legacy in the prime postgame slot.
Gaga is in her second season on AHS, the horror anthology series whose sixth go-round premiered September 14. She made her season debut in last night’s episode. She won a Golden Globe for last year’s AHS: Hotel and was nominated for an Best Song Oscar with Diane Warren for “Til It Happens to You” from documentary The Hunting Ground.
As was the case with last season’s Super Bowl 50 halftime headliner Coldplay, Gaga will have a new album to promote. Her fifth studio record, Joanne, is set for release October 21. But its lead single, “Perfect Illusion,” stiffed — falling out of the top 40 after two weeks and a No. 15 peak. It will be interesting to see whether see chooses to play that song during the show or opt for whatever the next single is.