And This Year’s Super Bowl Halftime Performer Is…

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Cue the blinding lights, because The Weeknd is heading to the Super Bowl stage.

The 30-year-old singer is set to headline the 2021 halftime show, which will take place on February 7 at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida.

In a statement, The Weeknd revealed that it’s a dream come true to perform at the Super Bowl. “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,” he said, according to Deadline.

Even Jay-Z applauded The Weeknd, claiming the musician has “introduced a sound all his own. His soulful uniqueness has defined a new generation of greatness in music and artistry.”

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we don’t know how many fans—if any—will be allowed to attend in person. There’s a small chance the event could be postponed altogether, but we’re not at that point…yet. If everything goes as planned, the entire performance (and game) will be broadcast live on CBS, so set your DVRs.

This is Pepsi’s tenth year producing the popular halftime show. Last year’s Super Bowl performance (which starred Jennifer Lopez and Shakira) attracted more than 104 million viewers. *Mic drop*

Oooh, we feel it coming. (Sorry, had to.)

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...