Grammy Award-winning singer The Weeknd will be the official performer of the Pepsi Super BowlLV Halftime Show in 2021. The event will take place on CBS at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida on Sunday, Feb. 7.
The Weeknd has had an incredible year claiming the one of the most influential people of 2020 spots on Time, “Blinding Lights” went platinum five times and broke the record for Billboard’s longest-running No. 1 spot on its U.S. radio chart at 46 weeks.
“We all grow up watching the world’s biggest acts playing the Super Bowl and one can only dream of being in that position,” The Weeknd said in a statement. “I’m humbled, honored and ecstatic to be the center of that infamous stage this year.”
“The Weeknd has introduced a sound all his own. His soulful uniqueness has defined a new generation of greatness in music and artistry,” JAY-Z added. “This is an extraordinary moment in time and the Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show is going to be an extraordinary experience with an extraordinary performer.”
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) November 12, 2020
The first time the NFL partnered up with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation in 2019 for the Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show, the world was in awe with Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin leaving behind an unforgettable performance. Roc Nation and Emmy-nominated producer Jesse Collins will serve as co-executive producer of the halftime show.
The Weeknd joins an astonishing list of musicians who have played during Super Bowl halftime shows, including Madonna, Beyonce, Coldplay, Prince, Katy Perry, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lady Gaga, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson and last year’s duo of Shakira and Jennifer Lopez.Will you be watching in 2021?