The Weeknd is Set to Perform At The Super Bowl 55 Halftime Show

Natalia Hoss

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R&B singer, The Weeknd is “Humbled, honored, and ecstatic” to be performing the halftime show at Super Bowl 55 on February 7, 2021. With fans across the world craving concerts, we are certain this will be a show for the books!

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On November 12, the NFL announced that the singer-songwriter will take over the Raymond James Stadium stage in Tampa Bay come the new year. In a news release, the artist commented, "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 Canadian pop singer will be "Performing on the iconic stage" come February, after racking up a couple of Billboard spots this year. He landed No. 1 Billboard album, After Hours, led by the No. 1 single, Blinding Lights. The Weeknd's Instagram is getting us so excited. Our countdown until February 7 starts now!

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The NFL season has continued amidst the looming pandemic, making the Super Bowl's halftime show one of the only concerts in almost a year to be held in front of a live audience. The Tampa Bay stadium has allowed fans to attend games at a 16,000 person capacity in recent months. But, what does this mean for the big game?

In an October report, the Tampa Bay Times stated that "The league is considering a plan for the stadium to be only 20% full at the Super Bowl, which would mean a little more than 13,000 fans." The NFL has not yet announced its plan for Super Bowl attendance.

All we know is that we'll be dreaming about The Weeknd even more now! In preparation for February, you can catch us listening to all of his top tracks and staying on the edge of our seats to see how this halftime show will go down.