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The Weeknd set to be headline act for the Super Bowl halftime show

New York City, New York - Superstar The Weeknd has been announced as the headline act for the Super Bowl LV halftime show.

The Weeknd gets to perform at the halftime show of the Super Bowl.
The Weeknd gets to perform at the halftime show of the Super Bowl.  © Screenshot/Instagram/theweeknd

The NFL broke the news in New York on Thursday.

"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," The Weeknd said in a statement.

The Super Bowl is scheduled to take place February 7 at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. No restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic have been announced so far.

The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, joins a list of big name musicians who have played at the Super Bowl halftime show over the years, including Madonna, Beyonce, U2, Bruno Mars, and last year's dynamic duo of Shakira and Jennifer Lopez.

The 2020 Super Bowl halftime show attracted 103 million viewers.

The Weeknd celebrated his big news with a post on his Instagram page on Thursday.

Cover photo: Screenshot/Instagram/theweeknd

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