Chris Stapleton, Babyface to sing during the previous Super Bowl

LOS ANGELES — Country music superstar Chris Stapleton will take to the Super Bowl stage next month to sing the national anthem, while R&B legend Babyface will perform “America the Beautiful.”

The performances will take place on February 12 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, prior to the championship game and the halftime show featuring Rihanna. The shows will be broadcast on Fox.

Actress and singer Sheryl Lee Ralph, who won an Emmy last year, will perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” She stars in the hit comedy series “About Elementary” starring Quinta Bronson.

Academy Award winner Troy Kotsur will perform the National Anthem in American Sign Language. He became the second deaf actor to win an Academy Award for his role in ‘CODA’. And Colin Denny will sign “America the Beautiful” and “Lift Every Voice and Vocals” by Justina Miles.

The U.S. Navy will conduct a flyover at State Farm Stadium to celebrate 50 years of flying women in the service.

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation is producing the halftime show for a fourth year. Jesse Collins returns as executive producer.

Winner of eight Grammy Awards, Stapleton is one of the country’s most beloved and respected musicians. He took home three Grammy Awards last year and was honored with the Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year in 2021.

Babyface, who has won 12 Grammys, has had numerous hits during his acclaimed career, including “Whip Appeal,” “When Can I See You,” and “Give U My Heart” with Toni Braxton. He’s the co-founder of LaFace Records and has collaborated with a number of big names, including Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Ella Mae, and Patti LaBelle.

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Ralph won an Emmy as a nominee for the first time at the age of 66 last year. She has spent decades working with multiple iconic roles from ‘dreamgirls’ on Broadway in the 1980s to stepmother to the main character in the sitcom ‘Moesha’ in the 1990s.

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