The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha will perform the national anthem at the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. Rexha will follow the performance of "Back Home Again in Indiana" by Jim Cornelison.
"We welcome Bebe to IMS on Race Day to sing the national anthem for a packed crowd and millions of viewers across the globe," said IMS President Doug Boles. "She is a fantastic performer with an amazing voice that has been streamed around the globe, and she’s going to deliver a memorable rendition befitting such a monumental day and iconic sporting celebration."
Rexha, who has amassed more than 10 million overall single sales and hit number one on the Billboard Pop and Rap charts, joins artists including Keith Urban, the Steve Miller Band and electronic music stars Zedd and Marshmello, who will all be performing throughout race weekend.
"This will be my first time attending the Indianapolis 500, and I can already feel the electrifying energy that comes with it," said Rexha. "I couldn’t be more excited and honored to perform the national anthem and am looking forward to seeing everyone there and experiencing my first big Race Day!"
The 101st Running of the Indy 500 will take place May 28.