It’s Super Bowl Sunday! And kicking off Super Bowl LIII was Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight with her pitch perfect take on the National Anthem.
“I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta,” said Knight recently. “The NFL recently announced their new social justice platform Inspire Change, and I am honored to be a part of its inaugural year.”
Gladys Knight joins the ranks of many great performers who have sung the Super Bowl National Anthem including: Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Mariah Carey, Cher, Natalie Cole, Harry Connick, Jr., Neil Diamond, Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga, Faith Hill, Whitney Houston, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Wynton Marsalis, Idina Menzel, Aaron Neville, P!NK, Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, Vanessa Williams, and many more.
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Additionally, conventional wisdom believes Gladys Knight is The Bee on the FOX hit competitive reality show, The Masked Singer. If you’re watching, what do you think? Personally, I would actually bet on it!
On behalf of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), performer and deaf activist Aaron Loggins American Sign Language both the National Anthem and “America The Beautiful,” sung by Atlanta Youtube stars Chloe x Halle.