Everything to know about The Weeknd's Super Bowl Halftime performance originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
The two teams playing in Super Bowl LV will be decided over the next month, but the halftime act has already been decided.
Canadian singer and songwriter The Weeknd will be the one to grace the stage in Tampa Bay on February 7, as the NFL has chosen the R&B and pop star to perform at the always highly-anticipated Super Bowl Halftime Show.
Things will look a little different this year, as the coronavirus pandemic has limited the capacity for the Super Bowl to just 20%. Given social distancing guidelines, fans may not join The Weeknd on the field for the performance.
Here's everything you need to know about The Weeknd and his performance.
Who is performing at halftime of Super Bowl LV (55)?
The Weeknd: Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, will be performing at halftime at Raymond James Stadium. The Weeknd first began sharing his music through YouTube and mixtapes such as "House of Balloons" and "Thursday" before rising in popularity with his debut studio album "Kiss Land" and a compilation of his mixtapes labeled "Trilogy."
Tesfaye then continued to rise to prominence with his "Beauty Behind the Madness" album in 2015. Considered by some to be his first mainstream work, it featured a blend of contemporary, R&B and pop-style music to create smash hits such as "Can't Feel My Face." Releasing the album "Starboy" in 2016 and "After Hours" in 2020, the three-time Grammy award winner has now established himself as one of the top artists in the world.
How to watch Super Bowl LV (55) halftime show?
When to watch the Super Bowl LV (55) halftime show?
Kickoff for the Super Bowl is typically 6:30 p.m. ET, meaning that The Weeknd will most likely take the stage around 8:30 p.m. ET. You won't want to miss it.