Despite what’s going on, 2020 has still produced some fantastic albums. Most recently, The Weeknd’s After Hours became the most-streamed R&B album of the year. Now, The Weeknd will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show! Read on to discover what we know about the upcoming performance, including how much the coronavirus will affect it…
Super Bowl LV Halftime Show
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL still plans on hosting Super Bowl LV on February 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And no Super Bowl is complete without a halftime show, of course! Meanwhile, the NFL and Pepsi could not have selected a better artist than The Weeknd. Named one of the most influential artists of 2020 by TIME Magazine, the singer’s recent ’80s inspired hit “Blinding Lights” went platinum five times! In fact, it’s been Billboard’s longest-running No.1 in American history! The song has been holding its position for 46 weeks now and counting.
For the second year in a row, Emmy nominee Jesse Collins and Roc Nation Agency, rapper Jay-Z’s entertainment company, will work with Pepsi and the NFL on the Super Bowl Halftime Show. As for this year’s selection, Jay-Z thinks The Weeknd will do a great job. “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,” he said. As you might imagine, The Weeknd also had plenty to say about his big moment…
The Weeknd Is Here To Stay
“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 after the announcement. He’s not wrong! Some of the biggest names of all time, including Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Prince, Coldplay, U2, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, and Shakira and Jennifer Lopez are just a few of the greats to grace the Halftime Show stage. Meanwhile, his fans have made it incredibly clear, through thousands of tweets, that they are also excited. Whether you’re a The Weeknd fan or not, everyone can watch the Super Bowl this year on CBS.
Sadly, quite a bit could go wrong this year, as many experts have pointed out. After all, won’t it sound incredibly strange for the singer to dance and perform with no one in the audience? Only time will tell. Some are even thinking that the entire Super Bowl Halftime Show might go entirely online. After all, that’s what Comic-Con did this past summer. However, that seems like it will be missing a certain something. Hopefully, Pepsi, NFL, Jay-Z, and The Weeknd can find a way to make the 2021 Super Bowl Halftime Show one to remember – for better, not for worse.