The NFL teamed up with Pepsi and Roc Nation to announce Thursday who will be providing the halftime entertainment at Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7 at Raymond James Stadium, to be aired on CBS.
As of now, we don’t know if actual people will be allowed in the stadium for the game, but we do know that The Weeknd will be entertaining 65,000 empty seats or fans sitting in them, along with a world-wide audience. “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 singer said in a statement. “I’m humbled, honored and ecstatic to be the center of that infamous stage.”
Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, joins an impressive list of mega stars that have performed Super Bowl halftime shows, along with Beyonce, Coldplay, U2, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Prince, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and the dynamic duo of Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, who rocked the previous Super Bowl in February.
Roc Nation founder Jay-Z said in a statement that The Weeknd’s unique style is something that will dazzle the Super Bowl audience. “The Weeknd has introduced a sound all his own. His soulful uniqueness has defined a new generation of greatness in music and artistry,” Jay-Z noted. “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.”