The Weekend is set to take center stage at the Pepsi Halftime show. Super Bowl 55 will have a lot of performers, and The Weekend stands out as the biggest name.
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) February 2, 2021
The Weeknd is very invested in ensuring that everything goes spectacularly during Super Bowl 55’s halftime show. Supposedly, he put in $7 million of his own money into making sure the show had everything he wanted.
Additionally, The Weeknd’s performance is going to be 100% live. There were fears that due to COVID-19, The Weeknd would be sending in a pre-recorded show, but that will not be the case thankfully. Moreover, the Canadian artist, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, is releasing an album called “Highlights” with his greatest hits.
The Weeknd will almost certainly be playing a medley of songs from this album. Here’s the track list from that album:
The Highlights track list is 100% confirmed as the set list for the Super Bowl, and as he has just over 13 minutes to perform, he’ll most likely be doing a medley pic.twitter.com/9IsJ9KvlXI
— (@MementoMoriXO) January 27, 2021
What Is The Best Song By The Weeknd?
The Weeknd put out a lot of hit songs in his latest album “Afterhours” which released in March 2020. However, the most popular song by far was “Blinding Lights”. The song was the most played on Spotify through 2020, and it was The Weekend’s fifth song to sit atop Billboard’ Top 100 list.
In fact, the song broke the record for most weeks at that position, spending 19 weeks at the top. The song quickly jumped to the top of charts after it went viral on Tik Tok.
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) February 1, 2021
Given the song and album’s success, you’d imagine The Weeknd would have walked away winning something at The Grammy’s, but that was not the case as many thought he was egregiously snubbed.
Who Is Singing the National Anthem At Super Bowl 55?
On January 19th, the NFL announced that Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan will be co-singing the National Anthem at the start of the game. Church is a renown country singer while Sullivan is very well-known R&B vocalist.
At Super Bowl LV, Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church will sing the national anthem ahead of the game’s kickoff.https://t.co/ligqK3ovfM
— PhillyVoice (@thephillyvoice) January 31, 2021
Super Bowl 2021 Performer’s List:
Aside from The Weeknd, Church and Sullivan, the NFL will have two more performers. Prior to the singing of the National Anthem, H.E.R., another R&B artist, will be singing a rendition of “America the Beautiful. H.E.R. is an extremely successful artist, having won 13 Grammy’s.
— H.E.R. (@HERMusicx) February 2, 2021
Additionally, the NFL also added in their own little surprise. The young literary superstar and poet Amanda Gorman will be reciting a poem as part of the pre-game festivities. After going viral for her beautiful recitation of “The Hill We Climb” at President Biden’s inauguration will now speak out to a much larger audience in the Super Bowl.
Her poem is set to honor three Americans: Los Angeles educator Trimaine Davis, Florida nurse manager Suzie Dorner and Pittsburgh-based James Martin, a Marine veteran for their exceptional work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
1/2 Humbled to be the first poet to perform at the Super Bowl! I’m so excited to place poetry at the forefront of the most watched U.S. television broadcast, & to honor 3 heroes of the coronavirus pandemic. Can’t wait for the world to hear their stories! https://t.co/UBLqZhZpTA
— Amanda Gorman (@TheAmandaGorman) January 28, 2021
Here is a final rundown of all the performers at Super Bowl 55:
- The Weeknd (Halftime Show)
- Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan (National Anthem)
- H.E.R. (America the Beautiful)
- Amanda Gorman (Poem recital)