THE Weeknd and an army of "creepy" bandaged dancers took the stage for an electric halftime show during Super Bowl 2021.
The Blinding Lights singer performed on-field of the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida and stunned fans with a massive choir who sang along with a medley of his biggest hits.
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Last month, CBS announced The Weeknd – born Abel Tesfaye – would be added to the list of iconic musicians performing at the Super Bowl.
The big news came just days after The Weeknd furiously called out the Grammys for being completely shut out of any nominations for his 2020 acclaimed album, After Hours.
However, the setback did now slow him down as he performed on one of the world’s biggest stages on Sunday’s 55th championship.
Ahead of rocking out, The Weeknd shut down speculation he would have “special guests” joining him for the show.
Fans insisted that previous collaborators Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar or Travis Scott may have joined him.
“I’ve been reading a lot of rumors… I wouldn’t bet on it,” he told the NFL network ahead of the game.
“There wasn’t any room to fit it in the narrative, in the story I was telling in the performance.
“So yeah. There’s no special guests,” he confirmed.
The hit maker continues to shock fans after he showed off a disturbing new look in the Save Your Tears music video.
Days before, he arrived at the AMAs 2020 with his head, jaw, and nose completely bandaged, The Weeknd looked as if he'd either been in a terrible accident or just had a face lift.
But the singer isn't injured and he hasn't had cosmetic surgery either.
Instead, the horrifying make-up is to raise awareness against drink driving.
The Weeknd hasn't revealed for how long he'll continue to alter his look for events and videos.
In addition to The Weeknd, tonight’s musical lineup included Eric Church as part of Super Bowl LV’s pregame festivities.
The Chief – as he’s known to fans – sang the National Anthem with singer Jazmine Sullivan.
Eric, 43, confessed ahead of the game that he had never actually heard his duet partner, Jasmine, 33, sing before being paired up with the songwriter but insists he’s now a fan.
The choice of Eric as this year’s National Anthem singer comes off the heels as his win as 2020’s Country Music Association’s Entertainer Of The Year.
The North Carolina rocker also announced a massive new project – a three part album titled Heart & Soul – which is set for release on April 16.
Meanwhile, Lost One hitmaker Jasmine scored a nomination for Outstanding Female Artist at the NAACP Image Awards yesterday.
Also ahead of the game was singer H.E.R. – who stunned with a gorgeous rendition of America The Beautiful.
This year’s Super Bowl had one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, Tom Brady, faced off against the league’s young star, Patrick Mahomes.
Both players have already earned championship rings before – but tonight’s game marked a historic 10th time 43-year-old Tom has been to the Super Bowl – a feat no one else has done.
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