Madonna was announced on Sunday, December 4, as the headlining performer at halftime show at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, set to take place on Feb. 5, 2012.
The popular entertainment event had more than 162 million viewers in the U.S. watching last year as the Black Eyed Peas performed with Slash and Usher in Dallas during the halftime show of Green Bay's Super Bowl win over Pittsburgh.Recent Super Bowl halftime performers include Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Prince, U2, Paul McCartney, The Who and the Rolling Stones. Madonna will collaborate with a team from Cirque du Soleil, choreographer Jamie King, and artists from Moment Factory for the show.
The singer is currently in the studio working on a new album and recently saw her film "W.E." hit film festivals. The film stars Abbie Cornish, Andrea Riseborough and James D'Arcy and is about the relationship between King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. Madonna directed, wrote and produced the project, which will open nationally two days before the NFL event.
It was previously rumored that the singer will perform "Give Me All Your Love," a new single, at the event and will be joined by Nicki Minaj and M.I.A, who are also featured on the track. However, the reports have not yet been confirmed.
Madonna's new album will be the first since entering her $120 million deal with Live Nation in 2007, after leaving the Maverick label she started with Time Warner. The singer's last record for her former label and last album of original recordings was 2008's "Hard Candy."
In November, the singer's manager told hers via his Twitter page that Madonna was upset over "Give Me All Your Love" leaking publicly to internet sites.
"I'm very happy with the positive reaction to the demo, but we are very upset with whoever leaked the song!" Oseary wrote on Twitter on November 9, adding, "Madonna told me this morning "my true fans wouldn't do this"... whoever is responsible for this leak, we ask that you please stop!"
At the time, Oseary also fielded questions from fans on Twitter, revealing that the 12th studio album does not have a name and is not yet finished, but "should be done in the next month." Madonna previously revealed that she planned to debut the album in spring 2012.
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