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Super Bowl LVII pregame entertainment lineup announced; Chris Stapleton to sing national anthem

New York, NY — The NFL today announced the pregame entertainment lineup for the Super Bowl LVII in Arizona, which will be played at State Farm Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 12 and broadcast on FOX.

Acclaimed musician and songwriter Chris Stapleton will sing the national anthem. An eight-time Grammy, 15-time Country Music Association and 10-time Academy of Country Music award-winner, Stapleton is one of the country’s most respected and beloved musicians.

Twelve-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist, songwriter and producer Babyface will sing “America the Beautiful.” Babyface has produced and written 125 Top 10 hits, 44 No. 1 R&B hits and 16 No. 1 pop hits.

Emmy-award winning actress, Sheryl Lee Ralph, will sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Ralph is also a Golden Globe nominee, Critics Choice Winner, Tony Award nominee, NAACP Image Award nominee and Independent Spirit Award winner. She can currently be seen starring in smash hit, comedy series “Abbott Elementary.” Ralph has become a staple in the entertainment industry, with an acclaimed career spanning over three decades.

On behalf of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), renowned actor and Arizona native Troy Kotsur will perform the national anthem in American Sign Language (ASL). For his acclaimed work in the movie “CODA,” Kotsur became only the second deaf person ever to win an Oscar, in the category of Best Supporting Actor. Colin Denny, a deaf Native American, will sign “America the Beautiful,” and is a proud member of the Navajo Nation in Arizona. Deaf performer Justina Miles will sign “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and also provide the ASL rendition of the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show.

To commemorate 50 years of women flying in the U.S. Navy, the service will conduct a flyover of State Farm Stadium during the national anthem with female aviators as part of the formation. The formation will be composed of an F-35C Lightning II from the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, two F/A-18F Super Hornets from the “Flying Eagles” of VFA-122, and an EA-18G Growler from the “Vikings” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129.

The NFL previously announced that international icon, Rihanna will headline the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show, which will be produced by DPS with Roc Nation and Jesse Collins serving as executive producers, and Hamish Hamilton serving as director.

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