"Single Ladies" chanteuse Beyonce will follow in Madonna's footsteps as Super Bowl halftime performer on Feb. 3, 2013
It's official — Beyonce Knowles will be the halftime performer at the next Super Bowl.
Knowles' performance was announced by the NFL and CBS Tuesday, after reports surfaced earlier in the day.
The Super Bowl will take place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday, February 3, 2013.
Knowles, whose catalog includes hits such as "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" and "Crazy in Love," will follow in the footsteps of Madonna, who served as last year's halftime entertainment, an anonymous source told the AP.
Knowles all but confirmed the performance on her Tumblr page Tuesday, posting a photo of herself with the date "Feb. 3, 2013" — the date of the Super Bowl — painted under her eyes.
The singer belted out the National Anthem at the 2004 Super Bowl in her native Houston, prior to the New England Patriots/Carolina Panthers faceoff.
Not that Knowles needs it, but the Super Bowl will provide her tremendous exposure. Last year's game was the most-watched U.S. show ever with 111.3 million viewers.