The Weeknd To Headline 2021 Super Bowl Halftime Show | 22 Words

The Weeknd has just revealed some huge news after taking to Twitter to share some pretty cryptic clues.

Keep scrolling to find out what he has in store...

If you didn't know, The Weeknd (also known as Abel Tesfaye) is an R&B sensation.

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The Canadian-born singer-songwriter is one of the leading figures in the music industry.

The star broke into the music scene in 2011 with his mixtape, House of Balloons.

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Even in the early days, he managed to work with some pretty high profile artists including Drake and Wiz Khalifa, while still finding his feet within the industry. And now he has made it big if his latest announcement is anything to go by...

His musical success skyrocketed with his 2015 album, Beauty Behind the Madness.

The album brought us the global hit single "Can't Feel My Face," which has drawn in comparison to the likes of Michael Jackson, hit no 1 on the Billboard chart, and went on to rank as the best song of the year.

His follow-up album, Starboy, also enjoyed critical success.

In late November 2016, the Weeknd released his third album, Starboy, featuring star-studded guest appearances from the likes of Lana Del Rey, Future, and Kendrick Lamar.

There's no denying that the star is a hit-maker.

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Throughout his career, the star has racked up several Grammy nominations and awards for his work and has even gone on to headline the infamous Coachella Festival, alongside Beyonce and Eminem.

But, he was also in the public eye for his turbulent love life.

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The star has been in an on-off relationship with model, Bella Hadid, since the pair linked up in 2015. According to E! News, the pair made it official in May 2015 after hanging out together at Coachella the previous month.

The pair got off to a strong start.

The star had Bella feature in one of his music videos and even bought her a puppy for her nineteenth birthday.

But their relationship quickly hit a rocky patch.

The same year they made it official, they reportedly took a break due to their busy schedules and opted to celebrate Christmas separately.  Yikes.

It was the first of many hurdles for the famous pair...

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And in February 2016, the couple appeared to be back on when they hit the Grammys red carpet together, and then the following month, looked extremely loved-up as they posed for snaps at the Daily Front Row’s Fashion Los Angeles Awards. But it wasn't to be after the couple were reported to have split again shortly afterward.

The pair had an awkward post-breakup reunion on the Victoria's Secret runway stage.

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Just 2 weeks after their breakup, The Weeknd released his highly acclaimed album, Starboy, and took to the stage at the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, where his ex happened to be strutting her stuff. When asked about the reunion, Bella claimed that it wasn't awkward at all: “He is my best friend, and I am excited because I am walking during his performance."

This time, the split was serious...

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The Weeknd even moved on, coupling up with Singer, Selena Gomez. But it didn't take long for the R&B star and Bella to get on friendly terms again when in late-2017, the singer was pictured leaving Bella's apartment.

Throughout 2018, the couple were rumored to be back on.

The pair were spotting kissing on various occasions and were even spotted going on a date. The couple then appeared to confirm their rekindled romance after they were snapped walking arm in arm through the streets in Paris, and, to celebrate the supermodel's birthday, The Weeknd took to social media to share cute snaps of the pair. We don't know about you, but this is starting to get a little exhausting.

After a number of strong months, the couple called it quits...again.

All went quiet on the love-scene with the pair, late last year, fans suspicions were confirmed when E! reported the couple had once again gone their separate ways. And you've probably guessed the reason: distance and very separate schedules, so nothing new on that front.

And in true post-breakup style, The Weekend showcased a drastic makeover.

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In a rare red carpet appearance, the R&B powerhouse attended the premiere of his feature film debut, Uncut Gems, at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.

But the star was looking notably different...

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The "I Feel It Coming" singer made quite a few changes to his signature look, which has hardly changed over the years - opting to trade his usual full-grown beard for a mustache and swapping out his hairdo completely. He still rocked it, of course...

And with an appearance change up...

Always comes new music.

The star had been teasing his latest album over his socials...

And let us tell you, when After Hours finally dropped, it was definitely worth the wait.

But now, he has revealed some pretty exciting news...

He is set to headline the Super Bowl halftime show!

Pepsi and the NFL announced that he will be headlining the Super Bowl LV on February 7 next year, in Tampa Bay.

He shared the announcement with fans, saying: "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 added that he will be "performing on the iconic stage," teasing fans with his latest picture...

Along with a series of cryptic videos before he revealed the big news.

"The Weeknd has introduced a sound all his own. His soulful uniqueness has defined a new generation of greatness in music and artistry," said JAY-Z.

"This is an extraordinary moment in time and the Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show is going to be an extraordinary experience with an extraordinary performer."

The performance will come nearly a year after his newest album release.

And the halftime show is set to be produced by DPS with JAY-Z's Roc Nation and Jesse Collins as executive producers.

Hamish Hamilton, who has been behind the scenes of the show since 2010, will also direct his performance.

"We are thrilled to have The Weeknd join us in Tampa Bay on the Pepsi Halftime Stage," said NFL Chief Media and Business Officer, Brian Rolapp. "Halftime Show performances have a history of excellence and creativity and we look forward to seeing what he will bring to Super Bowl LV. "

Due to the pandemic, the NFL announced that just twenty percent of seats will be filled...

While this might take away from the usual atmosphere of the show, it's sure to be an incredible experience. Keep scrolling for some controversial music news...