Lady Gaga has been promoted from the National Anthem at last year's Super Bowl ... to headlining Super Bowl LI in February ... the NFL has confirmed.
The timing couldn't be more perfect for Gaga ... who is launching a new album in October.
Gaga received all types of praise for her rendition of the National Anthem at Super Bowl 50 -- and clearly impressed the NFL enough to lock her down as the halftime performer for Super Bowl LI.
Gaga follows Coldplay -- who performed at Super Bowl 50 -- and joins an esteemed group of S.B. halftime alum that includes Beyonce, Katy Perry, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty ... and of course, Prince.