WATCH: NFL Announces Atlanta Legend Gladys Knight Will Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl LIII

TEMPE, AZ – JANUARY 30: Singer Gladys Knight performs at the 16th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration at ASU Gammage on January 30, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for Super Bowl Gospel)

The NFL announced Thursday morning that Gladys Knight will sing the National Anthem before Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Knight, a seven-time Grammy Award-winner, was born and raised in Atlanta.

Knight, known as the Empress of Soul, is best-known for her No. 1 singles “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “That’s What Friends Are For.”

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SOURCE: WSB-TV Atlanta 2