Alicia Keys makes it a touchdown for women

Mariah Carey was the last woman to sing the national anthem at a New Orleans Super Bowl. Today, it will be Alicia Keys, above. Chris Pizzello/AP Photo

Alicia Keys will be the sixth consecutive woman to kick off the Super Bowl singing the national anthem. Billy Joel was the last man to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl XLI in 2007. Since then, Jordin Sparks (daughter of former Cowboys Giants cornerback Phillippi Sparks Jennifer Hudson (wife of professional wrestler David Otunga), Carrie Underwood (wife of Nashville Predators forward Mike Fisher), Christina Aguilera and Kelly Clarkson have serenaded the stadium.