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Opera Singer Renee Fleming to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl

January 22, 2014 (6:26 am) GMT
Joining previous performers like Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson and Christina Aguilera, Fleming will be the first opera star to sing 'The Star-Spangled Banner' at Super Bowl.

Acclaimed opera singer Renee Fleming will belt out the national anthem at the upcoming Super Bowl in MetLife Stadium, New Jersey. The NFL and FOX made the announcement on Tuesday, January 21.

Grammy Awards-winner Fleming will be the first opera star to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. , , , and are among stars who sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" in the recent years.

Fleming, 54, was presented with the 2012 National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama last July. She has also performed at events like the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony and the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

This year, singer will perform in the Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show. During a game between Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos on February 2, the Hawaiian singer will be joined by .

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