Whitney Houston. Mariah Carey. Beyoncé. Now Lady Gaga has gone down in history as the latest singer to perform the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. Before the Denver Broncos took on the Carolina Panthers on Sunday (Feb. 7), the pop megastar hit the field at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
Clad in a shimmering red Gucci suit, she paid tribute to America with her dazzling rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” accompanied by a piano and showing her patriotic pride by painting her nails blue, donning red eye shadow, and rocking red, white, and blue Gucci shoes.
“God bless you, America!” she said at the conclusion of the performance as the Blue Angels streamed across the sky.
“It’s such an honor and a dream come true,” she told the NFL Network ahead of the prestigious gig. “I’ve always wanted to sing the National Anthem at a major sporting event since I was a little girl, and for it to be the Super Bowl, it is the ultimate.”
Earlier in the day, Gaga took to Twitter to announce that she’d joined Snapchat to commemorate the momentous occasion. Fans were able to catch a glimpse of Mother Monster as she prepared for the big day.
Next up, she will head to the Grammys on Feb. 15 to pay tribute to David Bowie, followed by a performance of her Oscar-nominated song “Til It Happens to You” at the Academy Awards on Feb. 28. She becomes the first artist to perform at the Super Bowl, Grammys, and Oscars all in the same year.
Watch Gaga knock it out of the stadium.