The rumors are true: Lady Gaga will headline the Super Bowl halftime show in Houston next February.
The singer made it official Thursday night with a tweet:
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 30, 2016
And the NFL confirmed it in a tweet and video:
The official announcement comes almost three weeks after Lady Gaga released her new single, "Perfect Illusion," amid reports that she was in talks for the Super Bowl gig. She won raves earlier this year when she sang the national anthem at Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California.
Adele was reportedly the NFL's first choice, but nixed the idea, saying "I can't dance or anything like that. They were very kind, they did ask me, but I did say no."
Gaga is known for her racy shows, but she will have to go a long way to surpass the performance at Houston's last Super Bowl in 2004 — the infamous "Nipplegate" incident involving Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake.