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NFL tabs Demi Lovato for national anthem duties at Super Bowl LIV

Pop star Demi Lovato has been announced as the singer of the national anthem at Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2 at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium, per announcements on social media Thursday morning by Lovato and the NFL.

NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” also highlighted the news during Thursday’s edition of the show.

The award-winning, 28-year-old Lovato has been in the entertainment business since 2002, with acting roles, songwriting and television appearances among her credits in the industry. She was named to the annual “Time 100” list in 2017 as one of the most influential people in the world, thanks in large part to her activism on several social issues.

Lovato joins an esteemed group of performers who have sung “The Star-Spangled Banner” ahead of kickoff at the Super Bowl.

The roster of A-list talent who have performed the anthem at the big game over the years includes Gladys Knight, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Luke Bryan, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Joel, P!NK, Jordin Sparks, Idina Menzel, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys and Neil Diamond, as relayed by the NFL in its announcement.