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Katy Perry Will Headline Super Bowl's 2015 Halftime Show

After weeks of rumors, the NFL confirmed the "Roar" singer would be the big game's main entertainment.

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The NFL confirmed Sunday, after weeks of speculation, that Katy Perry will headline Super Bowl XLIX's Halftime Show in 2015.

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Katy Perry during the semi-final show of The Voice of Germany on Dec. 13, 2013.

The NFL described the upcoming show as "an unprecedented multimedia, global announcement," and released this video featuring Perry at a "testing facility."

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The show will be aired on Feb. 1 on NBC and will take place at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. Perry tweeted the news herself while on tour in Australia.

My band is in the other room screaming at the TV (and each other) over this Cowboys-Giants game. Can’t wait for February 1st... <img src="https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v1/72x72/1f3a4.png"><img src="https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v1/72x72/1f3c8.png">

KATY PERRY@katyperryFollow

My band is in the other room screaming at the TV (and each other) over this Cowboys-Giants game. Can’t wait for February 1st... <img src="https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v1/72x72/1f3a4.png"><img src="https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v1/72x72/1f3c8.png">

9:59 PM - 23 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

.@SNFonNBC @NFL Yeppers! And I&#x27;ve already started testing out ideas! http://t.co/eYUKcQTxtG #halftime

KATY PERRY @katyperryFollow

.@SNFonNBC @NFL Yeppers! And I've already started testing out ideas! http://t.co/eYUKcQTxtG #halftime

3:10 AM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Perry follows in the footsteps of the likes of Bruce Springsteen, U2, Beyoncé, and The Who in the esteemed list of halftime show headliners. Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed in the slot in 2014.

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