The 10-time Grammy nominee performed a captivating rendition of the iconic song before the Super Bowl.
WASHINGTON — Grammy-nominated rapper Post Malone performed “America the Beautiful” at Super Bowl LVIII, singing a calming rendition of the classic song.
The song was signed by model and dancer Anjel Piñero in American Sign Language.
Wearing a bolo tie and playing acoustic guitar, Malone’s take on the song was twang-y, his Texas roots taking a front seat. Mid-song, cameras cut to Taylor Swift and Blake Lively holding each other and enjoying the performance.
The performance took place before the national anthem and the championship matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.
Last year, Grammy-award winning R&B legend Babyface took the stage during the pregame performances to sing a rendition of “America the Beautiful.”
Who is Post Malone?
Post Malone, a 10-time Grammy nominee, has recorded multiple hits including “Congratulations” with Quavo, “rockstar” with 21 Savage and “Sunflower” featuring Swae Lee from the 2018 animated film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” He received his first nomination in 2019 for his hit song “Rockstar.”
Malone, whose real name is Austin Post, has also received multiple awards, including the American Music Awards. The singer-rapper-songwriter released his fifth studio album “Austin” last year.
Earlier this week, Malone’s breakout hit, “Sunflower,” with Swae Lee — released for the “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” soundtrack — was named the first-ever double-diamond single in Recording Industry Association of America history.
Who else is performing at the Super Bowl?
Malone was joined by country icon Reba McEntire, who will sing the national anthem before the big game this year. R&B singer and award-winning actress Andra Day performed “Lift Every Voice and Sing” as well before kickoff.
The performances took place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas before the championship matchup and halftime show featuring Usher.