Lady Gaga Confirmed for Super Bowl Halftime Show

Lady Gaga at the Super Bowl
Lady Gaga performs during Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos at in Santa Clara, California, February 7. She will headline next year's halftime show. Maddie Meyer/Getty

Paws up, Little Monsters—Lady Gaga is returning to the Super Bowl and this time she's the headliner.

Lady Gaga—Mother Monster to her "little monster" fans—has confirmed she will play the coveted Super Bowl halftime show in February, via a tweet late Thursday night.

Referencing her new song "Perfect Illusion," she wrote:

It's not an illusion. The rumors are true. This year the SUPER BOWL goes GAGA! @nfl @FOXTV @pepsi #PERFECTILLUSION #GAGASUPERBOWL pic.twitter.com/qR4O57451G

— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 30, 2016

Rumors linking Gaga to the slot first surfaced earlier in September when Billboard reported that organizers were impressed by her powerful performance of the national anthem at the 2016 Super Bowl in February.

Gaga is set to release her latest studio album, Joanne , on October 21, marking her first solo release in three years. (She released a duet album, Cheek to Cheek , with Tony Bennett in 2014.)

The pop star follows in the footsteps of the 2016 headliners, Coldplay (who had assistance from guest stars Beyoncé and Bruno Mars), Katy Perry and Madonna. The Super Bowl achieves an upward of 100 million viewers each year and can lead to a hefty record sales boost for halftime show performers.

Super Bowl 51 will take place in Houston, Texas, on February 5.