Lady Gaga reportedly headlining the 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show

By Sarah Walker

Lady Gaga has been pegged as the next star to rock the stage headlining the Super Bowl halftime show. After much speculation over who would reign supreme for 2017, a source confirmed the news to several outlets over the weekend.

While the NFL has yet to offer official confirmation, they did issue the following statement.

"We have had conversations with several fantastic artists about the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. However, at this point we do not have a final decision. We're happy there is so much excitement about the show."

Lady Gaga wore her red, white and blue to perform the anthem in 2016

Mother Monster, as she's known to her fans, previously performed at Super Bowl 50 by singing the national anthem. At the time she called the experience one of the most memorable of her career.

"This is one of the highest honours of my career... I get a chance to sing for all the athletes — who have been working so hard their whole lives for this moment — the coaches, as well as the fans in the stands who are waiting for this moment. I think it marks what being an American is all about.”

There had previously been rumours that Adele would be headlining the event this year, while previous performers have included the likes of Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and Coldplay.

The football news is the latest feather in the 30-year-old's career cap. She's been working on her latest album, Joanne, which will be released on Oct. 21 - and look for the first new music video from the collection on Sept. 20! Lady Gaga has also spent a significant amount of time acting, with another part on American Horror Story for its sixth season plus a role in Bradley Cooper's remake of A Star Is Born.

This year's Super Bowl takes place on Feb. 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

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