It’s official! The Weeknd will perform at the Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show on Sunday, February 7, 2021.
On Thursday, Pepsi, the NFL, and Roc Nation announced the highly anticipated performance, which will go down at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida.
“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 in a statement.
Jay-Z, founder of Roc Nation, added, “The Weeknd has introduced a sound all his own. His soulful uniqueness has defined a new generation of greatness in music and artistry. 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.”
This marks the second year of the collaboration between Pepsi, the NFL, and Roc Nation, who organized Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s halftime extravaganza earlier this year.
On Wednesday, the musician — born Abel Makkonen Tesfaye — appeared to tease the news by posting a cryptic video on Instagram.
After the exciting news broke, the singer confirmed it on his social media.
“We are thrilled to have The Weeknd join us in Tampa Bay on the Pepsi Halftime Stage,” NFL Chief Media and Business Officer Brian Rolapp added in a statement. “Halftime Show performances have a history of excellence and creativity and we look forward to seeing what he will bring to Super Bowl LV.”