Alicia Keys is adding her voice to the Super Bowl show for the third time.
The Grammy-winning R&B singer will perform the national anthem before the NFL championship game on Feb. 3 in New Orleans.
The league said Friday that Keys' three performances at the Super Bowl will be the most in the event's history. She sang ``America the Beautiful'' before the 2005 game, and was part of the pregame show in 2008.
Keys, who turns 32 next week, released her fifth studio album, ``Girl on Fire,'' late last year.
The Super Bowl teams will be determined Sunday, when the San Francisco 49ers play the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC championship game, and the Baltimore Ravens face the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game.
The NFL said in October that Beyonce will be the star of the halftime show at this year's Super Bowl. She sang the national anthem at the 2004 NFL title game in her hometown of Houston.
Others who have performed the national anthem at past Super Bowls include ``American Idol'' winner Kelly Clarkson last year, as well as Whitney Houston, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond and Mariah Carey.
At the 2011 Super Bowl between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers in Dallas, pop star Christina Aguilera flubbed a line while belting out the national anthem. When she was supposed to sing the words ``O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming,'' Aguilera instead repeated an earlier line, with a slight variation - drawing plenty of attention on Twitter.
Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at
Online: and

Recent NFL Discussions

Top NFL Public Bets


NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Seahawks vs. Cardinals Prediction Which team will cover tonight on Sunday Night Football when the Cardinals host the Seahawks at 8:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Seahawks vs. Cardinals Odds Two NFC West rivals collide tonight when the Arizona Cardinals face the Seattle Seahawks at 8:30PM ET on NBC....
Thumbnail Patriots vs. Steelers Prediction With Ben Roethlisberger out for the Steelers, are the Patriots a safe bet to cover today when they visit Pittsburgh at 4:25PM ET?
Thumbnail Bucs vs. 49ers Prediction Will the 49ers cash as a small home favorite today when they host the Bucs at 4:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Chargers vs. Falcons Prediction Are the Chargers one of the better underdog plays in Week 7? They'll visit the high-flying Falcons at 4:05PM ET today.
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages