The halftime show for Super Bowl LV has been set as The Weeknd will be the headliner. This will be the first time the 30-year old singer will perform at the biggest sporting event of the year, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida. DPS will produce the show with Roc Nation. The performance will be free to watch online this year.
"We all grow up watching the world's biggest acts playing the Super Bowl and one can only dream of being in that position. I'm humbled, honored and ecstatic to be the center of that infamous stage this year," The Weeknd said. The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show is the most-watched musical performance of the year, with more than 104 million viewers tuning in to last year's show. This will be the 10th year Pepsi has been the show's title sponsor and the 19th year as an NFL partner.
"The Weeknd has introduced a sound all his own. His soulful uniqueness has defined a new generation of greatness in music and artistry," Shawn JAY-Z Carter said, who is head of Roc Nation. "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." Here's a look at fans reacting to the news.
Hate to do it, but I gotta applaud the NFL here https://t.co/0r9RYBMOGg— Scott MacHenry (@machenry_scott) November 13, 2020
I can get behind this! https://t.co/0jLI5Ia8aw— Rob (@robgimlin) November 12, 2020
Fans seem to be very happy with the NFL's choice of The Weeknd performing at the Super Bowl. This comes on the heels of his 2020 album, After Hours, becoming the most-streamed R&B album of all time. The interesting thing is his 2016 album Starboy is No. 2 on the list.prevnext
Okay... 👀👀👀👀 i approve can daft punk make an appearance please 👀👀👀👀 https://t.co/UslV38vvjZ— Marble (@LostMarbles913) November 12, 2020
This fan wants Daft Punk to join The Weeknd on stage. That would be big as Daft Punk and The Weeknd have had success working together in the past. Like The Weeknd, Daft Punk has won multiple Grammy Awards. In 2014, the duo won four Grammys including Album of the Year for Random Access Memories and Record of the Year for "Get Lucky."prevnext
Now we’re taking. Surprised Drake hasn’t done it. But I’m happy to hear this https://t.co/5Dtvg9bVqi— Anthony Rodriguez (@Anthony142013) November 12, 2020
Could Drake join The Weeknd on stage? Both artists are from Canada and have worked together in the past, but things have been rocky for the two, according to XXL. The two originally met in 2011 and collaborated on many various projects over the years.prevnext
It gets better every year https://t.co/PEcDGFpIT3— Kyle (@Kylejamesbrandt) November 12, 2020
The NFL is hoping The Weeknd's performance will be just as strong as Jennifer Lopez and Shakira who performed at the Super Bowl this past February. Fans loved the performance, and the show even won an Emmy Award.prevnext
10 years ago to the day, The Weeknd was homeless in Toronto trying to establish himself as a local artist with potential.
Today he just announced he’ll be performing the Super Bowl Halftime Show as one of the biggest artists in the world.
Never give up. pic.twitter.com/yNNgpKJfMt— All Love Hip Hop (@AllLoveHipHop) November 12, 2020
The Weeknd has come a long way considering where he was 10 years ago. In the span, he went from a struggling local artist to becoming one of the most successful music stars in the world. And his brand will continue to grow with the Super Bowl halftime show.prevnext
Billboard monta setlist dos sonhos para o show de The Weeknd no Super Bowl:
1. The Hills— The Weeknd Brasil (@SiteTheWeekndBR) November 12, 2020
2. House of Balloons / Lonely Star
3. In Your Eyes
4. Earned It
5. Love Me Harder (ft. Ariana Grande)
6. Can't Feel My Face
7. Starboy / I Feel It Coming
8. Blinding Lights
9. The Morning pic.twitter.com/JUE0pyp7gS
This fan has predicted the setlist for The Weeknd's performance. He has a number of top songs, but this is likely what he will sing on Super Bowl Sunday, especially "Blinding Lights" since that's one of the top songs of 2020.prevnext
The Weeknd will bring out Ariana Grande, Lana Del Rey, and many others during his Super Bowl halftime show.— Predictors (@ppredictors) November 12, 2020
Because of The Weeknd's success and the artists he has worked with over the years, there are a number of guests he could come out with him for the halftime show. Fans would love to see him and Ariana Grande on stage as their song, "Love Me Harder," was a top 10 hit in 2014.prev