Pop star Lady Gaga has received the honour of singing the US National Anthem at Super Bowl this Sunday.

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga

The Born This Way star will follow in the footsteps of Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera and last year's singer Idina Menzel when she belts out The Star-Spangled Banner before the big football game in Santa Clara, California, reported a website.

Hearing-impaired Oscar winner Marlee Matlin, who will perform the song in American Sign Language, will join the 29-year-old singer.

The news of Gaga's appearance comes hours after Grammy Awards organisers announced the Poker Face star will be performing a tribute to the late David Bowie during their annual music prizegiving on February 15.

While Gaga will help kick-off the Super Bowl, the half-time entertainment will come from Coldplay, who will be joined onstage by Beyonce and Bruno Mars.