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Christina Aguilera to Sing National Anthem at the Super Bowl

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There's performing in front of a crowd, and then there's belting out a tune with more than 153 million people watching. Good thing Christina Aguilera knows how it feels to do both.

The five-time Grammy winner has been tapped to perform the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, on Feb. 6 at Cowboys Stadium.

Sure, she's done the halftime show before—back in 2000, during Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta—but the newly single Aguilera says the upcoming gig in Texas is different:

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Aguilera, who joins the Black Eyed Peas at the Super Bowl (they're performing at halftime), says that belting "The Star-Spangled Banner" is a big deal for her.

"I have been performing the Anthem since I was 7 years old, and I must say the Super Bowl is a dream come true," she said, via a press release today. "I am really excited to be part of such an iconic event."

Aguilera joins a long list of performers who have sung the anthem at the Super Bowl, including Carrie Underwood, Whitney Houston, Garth Brooks, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel and Beyoncé.

The Bridgestone Super Bowl XLV will air on Fox on Feb. 6.

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