Adele might be saying hello to the 2017 Super Bowl. According to British tabloid newspaper The Sun, the National Football League is eyeing the British soul siren for next year’s half-time performance.
A source from the National Football League allegedly told The Sun, “There is nobody bigger in the world than Adele right now and organizers are doing absolutely everything they can to try to persuade her to sign up. She’s sold out every date on her tour, everyone wants a piece of her and they know they can bank on her bringing in the viewers.” The insider added, “It’s Adele’s nerves that are the issue — it hasn’t been an easy sell.”
Last October, the reclusive singer released her comeback hit “Hello.” She is currently on her sold-out world tour in support of her third studio effort 25, which spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 to date.
If Super Bowl rumors are true, Adele would join an elite list of music VIPs who have graced the halftime stage including Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, Prince and Madonna, among others. Performing at one of the most-watched annual sporting events in the world would also one-up her Glastonbury set, which she described on-stage in June as the “best moment of my life.”
A rep for Adele offered no comment while reps for the NFL did not immediately respond to Billboard’s requests for comment.