N.F.L. Announces the Weeknd for Its Super Bowl Halftime Show

The Weeknd has been selected to perform the halftime show at the 2021 Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida. The February event may face challenges because of pandemic restrictions, but organizers are confident the show will go on.

“We all grow up watching the world’s biggest acts playing the Super Bowl, and one can only dream of being in that position,” Abel Tesfaye, known professionally as the Weeknd, said in a statement. “I’m humbled, honored and ecstatic to be the center of that infamous stage this year.”

It will be the second Super Bowl halftime show produced in part by Jay-Z and Roc Nation. “The Weeknd has introduced a sound all his own,” Jay-Z said in a statement. “His soulful uniqueness has defined a new generation of greatness in music and artistry.”

The halftime show is generally a star-studded affair with plenty of special guests, though none have been announced as of yet. We're excited to see who The Weeknd will invite to share the stage with him.