Rihanna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show next year

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Rihanna will perform at the Super Bowl halftime show in February in Glendale, Arizona, the National Football League announced on Sunday.

The Grammy-winning Barbadian singer is filling one of the most coveted slots in the US music calendar, watched by millions of television viewers annually.

Previous halftime performers have included Michael Jackson, Prince, Beyonce , Missy Elliott, Lady Gaga, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and the Who.