The superstar tweeted the news Thursday evening.
Giving a nod to her latest single “Perfect Illusion,” Gaga wrote on Twitter, “It’s not an illusion. The rumors are true. This year’s Super Bowl goes Gaga!”
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 30, 2016
This Super Bowl won’t be Gaga’s first big game. Last year for Super Bowl 50, she sang the National Anthem. The halftime performer in 2016 was Coldplay, who was joined by Beyonce and Bruno Mars. Performing her hit “Formation,” Beyonce’s dancers were dressed Black Panthers-esque, becoming part of the musician’s now-infamous performance that made waves for its political messaging.
No word yet on who else will join Gaga for her halftime performance at Super Bowl 51.
Last year’s Super Bowl, a 24-10 victory by the Denver Broncos over the Carolina Panthers, was the third most-watched in the history of the game, averaging 111.9 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. Viewership peaked at 115.5 million from 8:30-9 p.m. ET for the halftime show.
Past halftime performers include Katy Perry, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson with Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, the Rolling Stones, Madonna, and more. Beyonce also performed in 2013, resulting in a Destiny’s Child reunion.
The Super Bowl airs Feb. 5, 2017, on Fox.
Dan Holloway contributed to this report.