Grammy-Award winning performer BILLY JOEL will sing the National Anthem during the Superbowl XLI Pregame Show on CBS at Dolphin Stadium in South Florida on Sunday, February 4, the NFL announced today. Joel becomes the first performer to sing the National Anthem twice in the Super Bowl.

Joel, who has won six Grammys and been nominated for 23 total, is one of the world's most-popular recording artists. His extensive list of accomplishments includes selling more than 100 million records, 33 Top 40 hits. He was awarded the Grammy Legend Award (1991), inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1992) and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1999).

Super Bowl XL was watched by more than 141 million viewers in the U.S. last year. It is annually the nation's highest-rated TV program and the most-watched single-day sporting event. The game will be broadcast to a potential worldwide audience of 1 billion in more than 230 countries and territories.

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This marks the second time Billy Joel has performed the National Anthem at the Super Bowl in South Florida; he was featured in the Super Bowl XXIII pregame show in Miami in 1989.

Joel is among many great performers who have been honored with singing the Super Bowl National Anthem including: Diana Ross, Neil Diamond, Whitney Houston, Harry Connick, Jr., Garth Brooks, Natalie Cole, Vanessa Williams, Luther Vandross, Jewel, Cher, Faith Hill, the Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey, Dixie Chicks, Beyonce Knowles and many more. See below for a complete list of National Anthem performers from past Super Bowls.


Super Bowl : Performer

Super Bowl I : Universities of Arizona & Michigan Bands

Super Bowl II : Grambling University Band

Super Bowl III : Anita Bryant (Pledge of Allegiance by Apollo Astronauts)

Super Bowl IV : Al Hirt (Pledge of Allegiance by Astronauts)

Super Bowl V : Tommy Loy (trumpeter)

Super Bowl VI : U.S. Air Force Academy Chorale

Super Bowl VII : Andy Williams & Little Angels of Holy Angels Church (Chicago) Pledge of Allegiance by Apollo 17 crew

Super Bowl VIII : Charlie Pride

Super Bowl IX : Grambling University Band with Mardi Gras Chorus

Super Bowl X : Tom Sullivan

Super Bowl XI : Vicki Carr (America the Beautiful)

Super Bowl XII : Phyllis Kelly of NE Louisiana State University

Super Bowl XIII : Colgate University Thirteen

Super Bowl XIV : Cheryl Ladd

Super Bowl XV : Helen O'Connell

Super Bowl XVI : Diana Ross

Super Bowl XVII : Leslie Easterbrook

Super Bowl XVIII : Barry Manilow

Super Bowl XIX : Children's Choir of San Francisco

Super Bowl XX : Wynton Marsalis

Super Bowl XXI : Neil Diamond

Super Bowl XXII : Herb Alpert

Super Bowl XXIII : Billy Joel

Super Bowl XXIV : Aaron Neville

Super Bowl XXV : Whitney Houston

Super Bowl XXVI : Harry Connick, Jr. (Signed by Lori Hilary)

Super Bowl XXVII : Garth Brooks (Signed by Marlee Matlin)

Super Bowl XXVIII : Natalie Cole with Atlanta University Center Chorus (Signed by Courtney Keel Foley)

Super Bowl XXIX : Kathie Lee Gifford (Signed by Heather Whitestone)

Super Bowl XXX : Vanessa Williams (Signed by Mary Kim Titla)

Super Bowl XXXI : Luther Vandross (Signed by Erika Schwarz)

Super Bowl XXXII : Jewel (Signed by Phyllis Frelich)

Super Bowl XXXIII : Cher (Signed by Speaking Hands)

Super Bowl XXXIV : Faith Hill (Signed by Briarlake Elementary School Signing Choir)

Super Bowl XXXV : Backstreet Boys (Signed by Tom Cooney); "America The Beautiful" performed by Ray Charles

Super Bowl XXXVI : Mariah Carey (Signed by Joe Narcisse); "America The Beautiful" performed by Mary J. Blige & Marc Anthony

Super Bowl XXXVII : Dixie Chicks (Signed by Janet Maxwell); "God Bless America" performed by Celine Dion

Super Bowl XXXVIII : Beyonce Knowles (Signed by Suzanna Christy)

Super Bowl XXXIX : More than 100 representatives from the four branches of the military (Signed by Wesley Tallent)

Super Bowl XL : Aaron Neville and Dr. John with Aretha Franklin & Detroit based 150-member choir (Signed by Angela LaGuardia of Michigan School for Deaf)

Super Bowl XLI : Billy Joel