UPDATE: Beyonce is officially a halftime performer for Super Bowl XLVII. The singer confirmed her role in the Feb. 3, 2013, event via her website, Beyonce.com by posting a photo of herself decorated with the Super Bowl date.

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Beyonce will be the halftime performer for Super Bowl XLVII (47), according to an anonymous source who leaked the news to The Associated Press today.

The big game will be held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La., next year on Feb. 3, 2013. An official announcement confirming Queen Bey as the entertainment for the night is supposed to come Wednesday, according to the insider.

The choice of the "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it)" singer is amusing for that song title alone -- what football player doesn't want a gold championship ring? Beyonce's stellar singing skills and dance abilities will surely be a success for NFL ratings if she is chosen. Football is notoriously a sport watched by men, but with one of the biggest divas in the world performing at halftime, women will be glued to the screens as well.

Since Jay-Z's eight-day stint at the Barclays Center drew so much fan and media attention, and his surprise collaboration with Beyonce on his closing night drew a collective gasp of delight from almost the entire music community, riding the coattails of this power couple is a smart move for the NFL.

Her celebrity star power alone is proof she's worthy of the hype. The 31-year-old songstress has won 16 Grammys, three AMA awards and seven Billboard Music Awards, just to name a few. Don't forget to add personal accomplishments like successful wife and mother to that lengthy list.

If Beyonce performs at Super Bowl XLVII, it is very likely that Jay-Z, and her former Destiny's Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams could make guest appearances. The close relationship between Jay-Z and Kanye leads to speculation that even 'Ye himself could guest.

Stay tuned for an official announcement about her halftime performance.

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