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P!nk to Sing National Anthem at the Super Bowl LII Pregame Festivities

International superstar P!NK will sing the National Anthem as part of Super Bowl LII pregame festivities at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Sunday, February 4, the NFL and NBC announced today. The performance will be televised live on NBC prior to kickoff.

The Super Bowl is annually the most-watched television program. P!NK’s performance of the National Anthem in Minneapolis will be her first time appearing on the Super Bowl stage.

The American singer, songwriter and actress has released seven studio albums, one greatest hits album, sold over 50 million albums equivalents, over 75 million singles, over 2.4 million DVDs worldwide and has had 15 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (four at #1). In addition, she is the recipient of three Grammy Awards (18 nominations), one Daytime Emmy Award, three Billboard Music Awards, six MTV Video Music Awards, two MTV Europe Awards, two People’s Choice Awards and was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2013. Her seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s 200 chart and marked a career high for first week sales. The first single, “What About US” received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance and reached #1 on the Adult Pop Songs chart earning her ninth leader on the chart, the most number-ones at the format for a female (second overall). Her 2018 Beautiful Trauma World tour is set to kick off on March 1 in Phoenix.

P!NK joins the ranks of many great performers who have sang the Super Bowl National Anthem including: Luke Bryan, Lady Gaga, Idina Menzel, Renée Fleming, Alicia Keys, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond, Whitney Houston, Harry Connick, Jr., Garth Brooks, Natalie Cole, Vanessa Williams, Luther Vandross, Cher, Faith Hill, Mariah Carey, Dixie Chicks, Beyoncé Knowles, Christina Aguilera and many more. (A complete list of National Anthem performers from past Super Bowls is listed below.)

In addition, on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), actor and director ALEXANDRIA WAILES will perform in American Sign Language both the National Anthem and “America The Beautiful”.

The NFL previously announced that JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE will headline the Pepsi Sugar Super Bowl LII Halftime Show. The pregame and halftime shows are an NFL NETWORK PRODUCTION and will be executive produced by RICKY KIRSHNER.

ABOUT P!NK

Since her debut in 2000, P!NK has released 7 studio albums, 1 greatest hits album, sold over 50 million albums equivalents, over 75 million singles, over 2.4 million DVDs worldwide and has had 15 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (four at #1). In addition, she is the recipient of three Grammy Awards (18 nominations), one Daytime Emmy Award, three Billboard Music Awards, six MTV Video Music Awards, two MTV Europe Awards, two People’s Choice Awards, was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2013 and has sold out arenas all over the world. Her seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s 200 chart and marked a career high for first week sales. Additionally, the album debuted at #1 in 10 other countries, on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart and Digital Albums Chart. The first single, “What About US” received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance and reached #1 on the Adult Pop Songs chart earning her ninth leader on the chart, the most number-ones at the format for a female (second overall). Her 2018 Beautiful Trauma World tour is set to kick off on March 1 in Phoenix.

P!NK is a huge supporter of various charities, including: Make-A-Wish Foundation, Autism Speaks, Human Rights Campaign and No Kid Hungry. She remains on the UNICEF team as an Ambassador.

ABOUT ALEXANDRIA WAILES

Alexandria Wailes is an accomplished actor, director, choreographer and American Sign Language (ASL) consultant. She recently performed as Stage Manager & Mrs. Gibbs in the Pasadena Playhouse/Deaf West Theatre production of Our Town. Her other Broadway credits include: Deaf West’s Spring Awakening and Big River (Tony Honoree for Ensemble). Additional theater, television and film highlights of Wailes’ career include the NY/Regional productions of: Mother Courage, A Kind Of Alaska, Gruesome Playground Injuries, Love Person, Sleeping Beauty Wakes (LA Ovation nominated) and Big River; television: ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’, ‘Nurse Jackie’, ‘Conviction’; film: ‘The Hyperglot’ and ‘Always Chasing Love’; and webseries: ‘High Maintenance’ and ‘Don’t Shoot The Messenger’. Wailes has ASL directed and consulted interpreting teams in New York City for School of Rock, Kinky Boots, Sister Act, A Long Day’s Journey In Night & Therese Raquin. She has also ASL interpreted Broadway’s On Your Feet, ALADDIN, as well as Rodger’s & Hammerstein’s Cinderella for Theatre Development Fund and the Public’s King Lear & Taming of the Shrew for Hands On.

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