It could be worse. It could be Madonna again.
Beyonce confirmed today that she will play the Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 3, 2013. Rumor has it Jay-Z and Destiny's Child might also make an appearance, although rumor had it Nas was going to perform with Jay-Z at the Barclays two weeks ago, so rumors can sometimes be kind of a dick.
From the Associated Press:
A source familiar with the Super Bowl told The Associated Press the Grammy-winning diva will take the stage at the halftime show on Feb. 3, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because that person wasn't authorized to publicly reveal the information.
The official announcement is expected Wednesday, the source said.
Beyonce, whose pop and R&B hits include "Crazy in Love," "Irreplaceable" and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," has won 16 Grammy Awards. The 31-year-old sang the national anthem at the 2004 Super Bowl in her hometown of Houston when the New England Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers.
Not to go on a "boys rule, chicks drool" kick, but this marks two straight performances playing halftime by artists with maybe a 10% male fanbase. I know the Super Bowl is too conservative to get any decent rappers (like Beyonce's husband, or New Orleans-born Lil Wayne) or other popular male acts, but can a guy at least get a Black Keys show one of these years?