The Weeknd has been announced as the headline performer for next year’s Super Bowl halftime show.
The 2021 Super Bowl will take place at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida on February 7.
In a statement, The Weeknd said: “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, honoured and ecstatic to be the centre of that infamous stage this year.”
Jay-Z, who advises the NFL on musical events with his entertainment agency Roc Nation, said: “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.”
The Weeknd is following in the footsteps of huge stars who have headlined the event – including Beyonce, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, and Prince.