Beyonce to headline 2013 Super Bowl halftime show

Updated: Oct 17, 2012, 16:49 PM IST

Los Angeles: R&B star Beyonce Knowles has confirmed that she will headline the Super Bowl`s halftime show next year.

The 31-year-old will perform at the prized event at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans in February, reported Us magazine.

Beyonce shared a photo of herself with "February 3" and "2013" written on her cheeks in war paint. She captioned the image, "Countdown to Touchdown!"

Last year, fellow superstar Madonna performed during halftime, with assists from Cee Lo Green, Nicki Minaj, LMFAO and MIA.

According to the Nielsen Co, her halftime show drew in approximately 114 million viewers, 2.7 million more than the game itself.

Most recently, Beyonce -- who welcomed daughter Blue Ivy in January -- performed alongside hubby Jay-Z during his eighth and final concert at Brooklyn`s Barclays Center.

The Grammy winner was "front and center" supporting her spouse during his first show on September 28, too.

Says an eyewitness, "She went crazy singing and dancing to every song."