Lady Gaga Officially Confirmed as Super Bowl Halftime Headliner

Photo of Lady Gaga by Robyn Beck

After weeks of reports and rumors, it's official: Lady Gaga is headlining the Super Bowl LI halftime show in February.

The singer confirmed the news Thursday evening on Twitter, declaring: "It's not an illusion. The rumors are true. This year the SUPER BOWL goes GAGA!"

As recently as Sept. 18, the NFL was insisting conversations were ongoing and a selection for halftime performers had not been finalized.

Gaga performed the national anthem at this year's Super Bowl 50, which is said to have boosted her appeal as a halftime star. She'll now join the likes of recent halftime performers such as Bruno Mars, Beyoncé, Katy Perry and Coldplay.

Super Bowl LI is set for Feb. 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.