The Born This Way star will follow in the footsteps of Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera and last year's (15) singer Idina Menzel when she belts out The Star-Spangled Banner before the big football game in Santa Clara, California.

She will be joined by hearing-impaired Oscar winner Marlee Matlin, who will perform the song in American Sign Language.

The news of Gaga's appearance comes hours after Grammy Awards organisers announced the Poker Face star will be performing a tribute to the late David Bowie during their annual music prizegiving on 15 February (16).

While Gaga helps kickoff the Super Bowl, the half-time entertainment will come from Coldplay, who will be joined onstage by Beyonce and Bruno Mars.