Headlining the Super Bowl halftime show is an honor of a lifetime, reserved only for the most established and beloved performers. The Weeknd is the latest artist to join the group of selected few who had that honor, as the headliner of the upcoming Super Bowl LV halftime show.
The Weeknd’s Super Bowl’s gig comes on the heels of the enormous success of his latest studio album After Hours, and he couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this show.
“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,” said The Weeknd in a statement.
His Super Bowl performance will be co-produced by Jay-Z’ Roc Nation, who praised the R&B superstar for defining a new generation of greatness in music and artistry with his unique style. Hamish Hamilton will be in charge of directing the show, with Jesse Collins serving as executive producer alongside Roc Nation and DPS.
The Super Bowl LV will take place on February 7th, 2021 at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.