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Who is Renee Fleming? Meet Super Bowl 2014's National Anthem Singer!

Who is Renee Fleming? Meet Super Bowl 2014's National Anthem Singer!

UPDATE – Watch Renee Fleming perform the National Anthem here!
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The day is finally here and the 2014 Super Bowl will be played this evening (February 2). When the game starts and the National Anthem is sung, a question on many minds will probably be “Who is Renee Fleming?” Let us fill you in!

The 54-year-old opera singer is one of the most renowned performers in her industry. She can be heard on over 60 different recordings and she has 10 solo albums of her own.

Last year, President Obama awarded Renee with the National Medal of Arts, America’s highest honor for an individual artist. She is also the recipient of four Grammy Awards, most recently winning the prize for Best Classical Vocal Solo in 2013.

“It’s an enormous risk, again because of the spotlight,” Renee said about performing at the Super Bowl during her press conference last week. “I really wanted to present it in a really serious way.”

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13 Responses to “Who is Renee Fleming? Meet Super Bowl 2014's National Anthem Singer!”

  1. 1
    Baddy Says:

    As a classical trained singer I adore Renee…in the classical work she is the diva and her range is crazy

  2. 2
    Jennifer Says:

    I really people don’t ask; “Who is Renee Fleming”, because they should know she is a world-renowned opera singer, one of the best there is. Someone of Renee’s caliber should be universally known!

  3. 3
    Lisa Says:

    Boring! Should have been Rhianna, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus or someone cool.

  4. 4
    Charetti Says:

    Lisa- Who wants to listen to Rihanna lip sync. Rene Fleming will sing live, and she has class . Rihanna, Katie, and Miley are okay in their own right, but I prefer this choice.

  5. 5
    Ally Says:

    not boring AT ALL – boring is to listen to the same musical genre (pop/country) for years..so I’m excited! Congrats, Renee!!!

  6. 6
    Gerry O'Dowd Says:

    I have been a musician and singer all my life. I am 58 years old, and have never heard of Renee Fleming. From all she has already accomplished and all the buzz from people who are familiar with her work, I am excited to hear her sing the national anthem.
    Give her due respect people!

  7. 7
    Patrici Says:

    Good luck Renee! You will make us proud!

  8. 8
    Bill Says:

    Great Job Renee! You nailed it!!!

  9. 9
    Lynne Says:

    Absolutely the finest National Anthem in years. This is the way it should be sung. Thank you Renee, you are an amazing singer.

  10. 10
    Rachelle from Richmond VA Says:

    Renee Fleming did such an amazing job that I had to Google her!!!

  11. 11
    lori Says:

    @Lisa:

    Um sorry, but Rihanna is not American, why would she sing the National Anthem? stupid.

  12. 12
    Carrie Says:

    @Lisa: I fear for your generation.

  13. 13
    Unnimon Peter Says:

    Hai.how are you

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