The Weeknd announced as headliner for the Super Bowl halftime show.

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On Thursday R&B superstar The Weeknd was announced as headliner for the Super Bowl LV halftime show.

The Pepsi-sponsored performance will take place during the NFL championship game on February 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida. The show will be broadcast on CBS.

“We all grow up watching the world’s greatest stars play in the Super Bowl, and you can only dream of being in that position. I feel humbled, honored and ecstatic to be at the center of this infamous stage this year,” The Weeknd said in a statement.

In February, CBS Sports announced that Super Bowl 2021 would begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, but it is unclear if this will be adjusted due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

“We are very excited to have The Weeknd in Tampa Bay on the Pepsi halftime stage,” said Brian Rolapp, NFL Chief Media and Business Officer, in a statement. “Halftime show appearances have a history of excellence and creativity, and we look forward to seeing what he will bring to the Super Bowl LV.

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