Gladys Knight to kick off Super Bowl

ATLANTA — Seven-time Grammy Award-winner and “Empress of Soul” Gladys Knight will sing the National Anthem as part of Super Bowl LIII pregame festivities at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 3. The performance will be televised live on CBS prior to kickoff.
“I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta,” Gladys Knight said. “The NFL recently announced their new social justice platform Inspire Change, and I am honored to be a part of its inaugural year.”
Knight has enjoyed No. 1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance. Knight has recorded two No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 singles (“Midnight Train to Georgia” and “That’s What Friends Are For”), 11 No. 1 R&B singles, and six No. 1 R&B albums. She has won seven Grammy Awards and is an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with The Pips. Fall of 2015 marked the release of Knight’s first mainstream dance record, “Just A Little,” in nearly 20 years. The song serves as lead single from her 12th studio album that she is currently on. The year of 2011 was a year of much recognition as Knight was both honoring and being honored, first at a Michael Jackson tribute concert, and then at the 2011 Soul Train Awards.
On behalf of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), performer and deaf activist Aaron Loggins will sign in American Sign Language both the National Anthem and “America The Beautiful.”
The NFL announced Sunday that Grammy-nominated R&B group Chloe X Halle will perform “America The Beautiful” at Super Bowl LIII.
The sister-duo Chloe X Halle opened for Jay-Z and Beyonce during the most recent On the Run II tour, and performed the national anthem at the 2017 NFL Draft.
Super Bowl National Anthem Singers
Christina Aguilera
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Mariah Carey
Natalie Cole
Harry Connick Jr.
Neil Diamond
Aretha Franklin
Lady Gaga
Faith Hill
Whitney Houston
Jennifer Hudson
Billy Joel
Alicia Keys
Wynton Marsalis
Idina Menzel
Aaron Neville
Jordin Sparks
Diana Ross
Luther Vandross
Vanessa Williams

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