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Who is singing the national anthem at Super Bowl 2022? Meet the performer picked for Los Angeles


The NFL announced the pregame entertainment lineup for Super Bowl 56 on Tuesday, featuring multi-Grammy-nominated artist Mickey Guyton and six-time Grammy-nominated artist Jhene Aiko, among others. 

Guyton, who recently became the first Black artist to earn a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album of the Year, will sing the national anthem. Aiko will sing “America the Beautiful,” and acclaimed actress Sandra Mae Frank will perform the national anthem and “America the Beautiful” in sign language. 

Other performers include the gospel duo Mary Mary, who will perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing” with the LA Phil’s Youth Orchestra Los Angeles. Thomas Wilkins of the LA Phil’s Hollywood Bowl Orchestra will conduct the song, while Grammy Award-winning artist/DJ Zedd will be the official pregame DJ during player warmups. 

In honor of the Air Force’s 75th Anniversary year, the service will conduct a first-of-its-kind flyover over SoFi Stadium during the national anthem. The Air Force Heritage Flight will be a formation of a P-51 Mustang, A-10C Thunderbolt II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-22 Raptor, and a F-35A Lightning II.

The NFL previously announced that Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl 56 Halftime Show, which will be produced by DPS with Roc Nation and Jesse Collins serving as executive producers, and Hamish Hamilton serving as the director. 

Here’s everything you need to know about the Super Bowl 56 national anthem, including the full list of singers throughout the game’s history.  

Who is singing the national anthem at Super Bowl 2022? 

On Feb. 1, the NFL announced that country artist Mickey Guyton will sing the national anthem prior to the start of Super Bowl 56. 

Guyton recently released her critically acclaimed debut album Remember Her Name which was hailed by the Associated Press as “a powerful and personal debut” and Slate as a “scorching reclamation of a genre.” 

With Remember Her Name, Guyton made history as the first Black artist to earn a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album. Title track “Remember Her Name” also landed Guyton with Grammy nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance. 

This follows last year’s groundbreaking GRAMMY nomination as the first-ever Black female solo artist to earn a nod in a country category (Best Country Solo Performance) for “Black Like Me” which she performed as part of the awards ceremony. “Black Like Me” was named one of the Top 10 all-genre songs of 2020 by NPR, Billboard and Associated Press.  She also co-hosted the 56thAcademy of Country Music Awards on CBS along with Keith Urban and she was recently named CMT’s Breakout Artist of the Year.

What time does Super Bowl 56 start? 

The 2022 Super Bowl is scheduled to kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 13. NBC owns broadcasting rights to the game. 

What is the national anthem of the United States of America? 

The United States of America’s national anthem is Francis Scott Key’s “Star-Spangled Banner,” written in 1814.

Past Super Bowl national anthem singers

Super Bowl Year Performer(s)
I 1967 The Pride of Arizona, Michigan Marching Band and UCLA choir
II 1968 Grambling State University Tiger Marching Band
III 1969 Lloyd Geisler of the Washington National Symphony Orchestra
IV 1970 AL Hirt
V 1971 Tommy Loy
VI 1972 U.S. Air Force Academy Chorale
VII 1973 Little Angels Children’s Choir of Chicago’s Holy Angels Church
VIII 1974 Charley Pride
IX 1975 Grambling State University Tiger Marching Band
X 1976 Tom Sullivan
XI 1977 None (Vikki Carr sang “America the Beautiful”)
XII 1978 Phyllis Tell of the University of Louisiana at Monroe
XIII 1979 Te Colgate Thirteen
XIV 1980 Cheryl Ladd
XV 1981 Helen O’Connell
XVI 1982 Diana Ross
XVII 1983 Leslie Easterbrook
XVIII 1984 Barry Manilow
XIX 1985 San Francisco Boys Chorus, San Francisco Girls Chorus, Piedmont Children’s Chorus and San Francisco Children’s Chorus
XX 1986 Winston Marsalis
XXI 1987 Neil Diamond
XXII 1988 Herb Alpert
XXIII 1989 Billy Joel
XXIV 1990 Aaron Neville
XXV 1991 Whitney Houston with the Florida Orchestra
XXVI 1992 Harry Connick, Jr.
XXVII 1993 Garth Brooks
XXVIII 1994 Natalie Cole
XXIX 1995 Kathie Lee Gifford
XXX 1996 Vanessa L. Williams
XXXI 1997 Luther Vandross
XXXII 1998 Jewel
XXXIII 1999 Cher
XXXIV 2000 Faith Hill
XXV 2001 Backstreet Boys
XXXVI 2002 Mariah Carey
XXXVII 2003 Dixie Chicks
XXXVIII 2004 Beyonce
XXXIX 2005 U.S. Army Herald Trumpets and the choirs from the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy
XL 2006 Aaron Neville, Arethra Franklin and Dr. John
XLI 2007 Billy Joel
XLII 2008 Jordin Sparks
XLIII 2009 Jennifer Hudson
XLIV 2010 Carrie Underwood
XLV 2011 Christina Aguilera
XLVI 2012 Kelly Clarkson
XLVII 2013 Alicia Keys
XLVIII 2014 Renee Fleming
XLIX 2015 Idina Menzel
50 2016 Lady Gaga
LI 2017 Luke Bryan
LII 2018 P!nk
LIII 2019 Gladys Knight
LIV 2020 Demi Lovato
LV 2021 Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan
LVI 2022 Mickey Guyton




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