Janelle Monáe is going to be in her first-ever Super Bowl commercial. The singer is set to star in Pepsi’s ad during Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, PEOPLE can exclusively reveal.
“This is just going to be a historic moment that I’m so honored to be a part of,” Monáe tells PEOPLE about the commercial, which will feature the performer transforming into artists from “the ’60s to the ’80s [to] the present.”
“[The commercial] is really paying homage to the past and the future,” Monáe, 30, explains. “It’s going through time and I’m so happy because I consider myself a time-traveler so this is right up my alley.”
Monáe, who is joining the likes of Beyoncé and Britney Spears, says, “It’s so exciting” to be following in their footsteps.