The Weeknd has been announced as the 2021 Super Bowl Halftime performer for the February 7 game. The Super Bowl is set to take place at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Due to coronavirus restrictions, league officials estimate crowd capacity to reach just 20% for the big game.
“The Weeknd has introduced a sound all his own,” said Jay-Z, Head of Roc Nation. “His soulful uniqueness has defined a new generation of greatness in music and artistry.”
“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.”
— Pepsi (@pepsi) November 12, 2020
“The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show is one of the most anticipated performances of the year and we are thrilled to welcome The Weeknd to the stage,” said Todd Kaplan, VP of Marketing, Pepsi. “After a year that’s largely been void of live music, we can’t wait to watch The Weeknd transform the world’s biggest stage with his limitless talent and creativity, delivering what will most certainly be an unforgettable performance that will be remembered for years to come.”
The Weeknd follows Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga and more.