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The tradition of playing the national anthem before professional sports games date back to the 1941-1942 NFL season when it was first played before NFL games. Since then, it has become a staple of the professional sports industry, with Major League Baseball being the first professional sport to make it a norm.
The national anthem is played to honor the country and its citizens, and it is considered a public recognition of the artist or citizen’s honor to be invited to perform in front of the stadium crowd while singing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” It is a proud moment for many and has become an integral part of the pre-game ritual.
The tradition will continue tomorrow in San Francisco before the 49ers and Lions compete in the AFC Championship to determine the Super Bowl LVII participant. The national anthem will be played before the game, as it always has been, and it will be a moment of pride and honor for everyone who witness it.
Who is singing the national anthem?
Luis Fonsi, a world-famous singer from Puerto Rico, has been selected to perform the National Anthem before the Lions vs 49ers kickoff. Fonsi is an incredibly talented artist with a career spanning over two decades and multiple awards to his name.
He first rose to prominence with the release of his debut album, “Comenzaré,” in 1998, and since then, he has created an impressive catalog of hits. His music has consistently been successful in the charts, with several albums and singles achieving platinum status. His most notable works include “Paso a Paso,” released in 2006, and “Palabras del Silencio,” released in 2009.
In 2018, the Puerto Rican singer and songwriter Luis Fonsi broke six Guinness World Records and sold more than 11 million records with his chart-topping hit, “Despacito.” The song was a global sensation, topping charts in numerous countries and becoming the most-streamed song ever. The accompanying ” Despacito ” music video was equally popular, garnering over 8 billion views on YouTube and holding the record for the most-watched video on the platform. The success of “Despacito” not only made Luis Fonsi a household name but also helped to popularize Latin music worldwide.