Lady Gaga Reportedly Headlining 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show

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UPDATE 9/21/2016:

Lady Gaga is set to headline the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show, according to inside sources, although the NFL has yet to confirm her as the headlining act. In August, Adele was rumored to be the top pick to headline the Super Bowl halftime show for 2017, although the British singer quickly shot down those rumors, making way for Gaga to emerge as the top candidate. Gaga’s fifth studio album, Joanne, is set to be released Friday, October 21. Gaga took the stage at Super Bowl 50 to perform the national anthem, which received high reviews from viewers.

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Adele is already in talks to perform at Super Bowl LI halftime show, and it shouldn't come as any surprise given that the 28-year-old singer has had the biggest tour of the summer, by a long shot. According to what an unidentified NFL source told The Sun (via Billboard), organizers for the Super Bowl LI halftime show are doing everything they can to get her on board. Super Bowl LI is scheduled for February 5th, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Since last fall, Adele has been one of the most revered names in music, smashing countless records with the release of 25, and selling out every single date on her Adele Live 2016 trek. The tour, which kicked off in the U.S. in July, has been the priciest tour on the secondary market, with tickets averaging well over the $700-mark for most dates. The singer's six-show run at New York City's Madison Square Garden is averaging $900, with the cheapest ticket priced at $253. Her most expensive stop on the calendar is scheduled to be her November 5 stop at the Frank Irwin Center in Austin, where tickets are averaging a whopping $1339, with the cheapest ticket starting at $272.

Recent headliners for the halftime show have included Coldplay, The Who, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, and Beyonce. Last year's performance with Beyonce boosted the singer's ticket sales for her Formation World Tour, which kicked off in the spring.

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