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NFL Selects Mariah Carey To Sing National Anthem At Super Bowl XXXVI

NEW YORK, NY -- (INTERNET WIRE) -- 12/11/2001 -- Singer, songwriter and producer MARIAH CAREY will sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXXVI at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans Sunday, Feb. 3, the NFL announced today.

Super Bowl XXXVI will be televised by FOX to an expected 130 million viewers in the United States and 800 million viewers worldwide. The Super Bowl is annually the nation’s highest-rated TV program and the most-watched single-day sporting event.

The NFL previously announced that U2 will perform live during the E*TRADE SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW. Performers for the pregame show will be announced in the next few weeks.

Carey is the top-selling female pop artist of the 1990s.

Carey will add her name to the Super Bowl National Anthem performers’ list that includes: Diana Ross; Neil Diamond; Billy Joel; Whitney Houston; Harry Connick, Jr.; Garth Brooks; Natalie Cole; Vanessa Williams; Luther Vandross; Jewel; Cher; Faith Hill and last year’s group, the Backstreet Boys. (see below for list of National Anthem performers from past Super Bowls)


SUPER BOWL NATIONAL ANTHEM HONOR ROLL

Super Bowl         Performer
Super Bowl I       Universities of Arizona & Michigan Bands
Super Bowl II      Grambling University Band       
Super Bowl III     Anita Bryant (Pledge of Allegiance by Apollo Astronauts)        
Super Bowl IV      Al Hirt (Pledge of Allegiance by Astronauts)    
Super Bowl V       Tommy Loy (trumpeter)   
Super Bowl VI      U.S. Air Force Academy Chorale   
Super Bowl VII     Little Angels of Holy Angels Church (Chicago) Pledge of 
                   Allegiance by Apollo 17 crew    
Super Bowl VIII    Charlie Pride, Andy Williams & Little Angels of Holy 
                   Angels Church (Chicago)    
Super Bowl IX      Grambling University Band with Mardi Gras Chorus        
Super Bowl X       Tom Sullivan    
Super Bowl XI      Vicki Carr (America the Beautiful)      
Super Bowl XII     Phyllis Kelly of NE Louisiana State University  
Super Bowl XIII    Colgate University Thirteen     
Super Bowl XIV     Cheryl Ladd     
Super Bowl XV      Helen O'Connell 
Super Bowl XVI     Diana Ross      
Super Bowl XVII    Leslie Easterbrook      
Super Bowl XVIII   Barry Manilow   
Super Bowl XIX     Children's Choir of San Francisco
Super Bowl XX      Wynton Marsalis
Super Bowl XXI     Neil Diamond
Super Bowl XXII    Herb Alpert
Super Bowl XXIII   Billy Joel
Super Bowl XXIV    Aaron Neville
Super Bowl XXV     Whitney Houston
Super Bowl XXVI    Harry Connick, Jr. (Signed by Lori Hilary)
Super Bowl XXVII   Garth Brooks (Signed by Marlee Matlin)
Super Bowl XXVIII  Natalie Cole with Atlanta University Center Chorus (Signed 
                   by Courtney Keel Foley)
Super Bowl XXIX    Kathie Lee Gifford (Signed by Heather Whitestone)
Super Bowl XXX     Vanessa Williams (Signed by Mary Kim Titla)
Super Bowl XXXI    Luther Vandross (Signed by Erika Schwarz)
Super Bowl XXXII   Jewel (Signed by Phyllis Frelich)
Super Bowl XXXIII  Cher (Signed by Speaking Hands)
Super Bowl XXXIV   Faith Hill (Signed by Briarlake Elementary School 
                   Signing Choir)
Super Bowl XXXV    Backstreet Boys (Signed by Tom Cooney); "America The 
                   Beautiful" performed by Ray Charles
Super Bowl XXXVI   Mariah Carey



Contact: BRIAN McCARTHY
Company: NFL
Phone: 212-450-2069

Contact: STEVE BRENER
Company: BRENER ZWIKEL ASSOCIATES
Phone: 818-344-6195

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Company: FOX SPORTS
Phone: 212-556-2573

Contact: DAN BELL
Company: FOX SPORTS
Phone: 212-556-2467

Contact: CINDI BERGER
Company: PMK-HBH
Phone: 212-373-6118


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