Thursday, January 12, 2012 , Updated 10:59 a.m., January 31, 2012
UPDATED: Kelly Clarkson of Burleson will sing national anthem at Super Bowl
Along with Madonna, Nicki Minaj, and M.I.A.
[UPDATE: The NFL confirmed Tuesday that Clarkson will indeed sing the anthem. It's her first Super Bowl appearance.]
Born in Fort Worth and raised in Burleson, Clarkson became an overnight celebrity when she won Season 1 of American Idol in 2002. The soul sister has gone on to release five albums and sell more than 20 million records.
Clarkson's latest project is her new album, Stronger, which evokes feelings of independence, hurt, and inner strength -- traits that Clarkson herself has become known for.
Clarkson's first single "Mr. Know It All" ranked No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, and her newer single, "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)" is regularly played on mainstream radio.
The AP also announced that husband-wife couple Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton will sing "America the Beautiful" at the February 5 football game. Other performers will include Madonna, Nicki Minaj, and M.I.A.