Lady Gaga to sing national anthem at Super Bowl 2016

American Football spectacular takes place on Sunday (February 7)

Lady Gaga is set to perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl this weekend (February 7).

She will make way for halftime show headliners Coldplay at Levi’s Stadium in the San Francisco Bay Area on Sunday.

Bruno Mars, who headlined back in 2014, has also been rumoured to make a cameo during Coldplay’s performance.

Gaga will follow in the footsteps of Idina Menzel in 2015, with previous national anthem singers including Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Billy Joel and Cher.

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UK fans will be able to watch the game and the performance on BBC Two in UK with coverage beginning at 10:50pm and running until early Monday morning.

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Gaga will also take part in a tribute to David Bowie in a special performance at The Oscars on February 28.

The singer/actress also picked up a Golden Globe for her role as The Countess in American Horror Story: Hotel and is up for an Oscar for her collaboration on ‘Til It Happens To You’ with Diane Warren that appeared in The Hunting Ground.

However Gaga did face some backlash from American singer-songwriter Linda Perry, who claimed that she only ‘wrote one line’ from the song.

Warren later apologised for her comments.