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Report: Alicia Keys to perform Super Bowl national anthem

Alicia Keys Alicia Keys will reportedly sing the national anthem at Super Bowl XLVII. (Paul Morigi, Getty Images)

Alicia Keys will sing the Star Spangled Banner at Super Bowl XLVII, according to a report from the Associated Press. The NFL has not yet officially announced that Keys will sing the anthem.

The multiple Grammy award-winning R&B artist released her latest album "Girl on Fire" late in 2012, which debuted at the top spot on the Billboard 200. Since her 2001 debut Songs in A Minor, Keys has sold over 35 million albums worldwide.

In singing the national anthem on one of the most-watched broadcasts in the country, Keys will join some notable company. Whitney Houston famously won rave reviews for her performance of the anthem in 1991 at Super Bowl XXV - reviews so positive that she would later release a recording of her rendition as a single to benefit soldiers in the then-new Persian Gulf War.

On the other hand, Keys will hope her performance goes a little smoother than Christina Aguilera's, whose famous flubbed line at Super Bowl XLV in 2011 got her widespread derision.
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