Jennifer Hudson is using sports' grandest stage to make her return to the spotlight. The NFL confirmed Wednesday that Hudson will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida on Feb. 1. E! News first reported that Hudson would perform.

Hudson hasn't appeared in public since her mother, brother and seven-year-old nephew were slain in Chicago last fall. Her estranged brother-in-law has been charged in the killings.

Hudson, who had released her debut album shortly before the killings, will also sing at the Grammys' MusiCares event a few days later.