THE WEEKND TO HEADLINE THE PEPSI SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW

The Weeknd, who grew up in Toronto, said he's humbled by the opportunity. The singer will headline Feb. 7 performance at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida

On Thursday, organizers announced that Canadian singer The Weeknd will perform at the 2021 Super Bowl Halftime Show. (Rob Grabowski/Invision/The Associated Press)

Canadian singer The Weeknd will bring his popular falsetto vocals to the 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show.

NFL, Pepsi and Roc Nation announced Thursday that the three-time Grammy Award winner will be the headline performer on Feb. 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

The Weeknd, who grew up in Toronto, said he’s humbled by the opportunity. He posted a photo of himself with the logo of the halftime show on social media to announce the news.

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“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, honoured and ecstatic to be the centre of that infamous stage.”

The Weeknd broke though into mainstream with his smash hit Can’t Feel My Face that was featured on his second studio album, Beauty Behind the Madness, which topped the Billboard 200 in 2015 and won a Grammy. He’s had three other chart-topping albums including his recent offering After Hours, which was released in March.

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