Katy Perry to headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show

Confirming rumors that had been around at least since last month, the National Football League announced that pop singer Katy Perry would headline the next halftime entertainment at February's Super Bowl at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The 30-year-old "Roar" singer has dominated the Billboard charts since releasing her debut in 2008, including nine No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

When Katy plays the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show, she’ll join the likes of Madonna, Beyoncé, The Rolling Stones, U2 and Prince who’ve performed at the NFL's Super Bowl halftime show, the most-watched U.S. sporting and television event.

'Yeppers! And I've already started testing out ideas!' Perry tweeted moments after the announcement was made at halftime during the NFL matchup between the Cowboys and Giants.

A record-setting 111.5 million viewers watched the halftime spectacle in the U.S. last time and many millions more tuned-in to the international broadcast.

Perry and Pepsi, the Super Bowl XLIX halftime sponsor, celebrated the announcement by releasing a video "Halftime Show Testing Facility,” to commemorate the occasion.

-Devashree Goenka