The Weeknd is getting ready to perform at the Super Bowl in less than two weeks and is getting fans ready for the biggest show of his life. Ahead of this, the Toronto superstar has decided to help his fans get excited in a unique way.
On his online store, he is selling a greatest hits album titled “The Highlights.” This project contains fan-favorites that have been released over the past decade such as “Starboy” featuring Daft Punk and “Blinding Lights.”
The Weeknd’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Is On February 7
The official date for The Weeknd‘s Super Bowl performance is set for February 7. Expect him to perform hits from his 2020 fourth studio album, “After Hours,” such as “Blinding Lights” and “Heartless.” Records such as “I Feel It Coming,” Starboy, and The Hills are also expected to be the other ones in his playlist that night in Tampa.
Other artists who are set to perform at the big game are H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, and Eric Church. Sullivan and Church will be singing the national anthem while H.E.R. will take on “America The Beautiful.”
The Weeknd Dominated 2020
If any artist can make the case for artist of the year in 2020, The Weeknd can definitely do so. On March 20, he released his “After Hours” project, and he took a huge gamble with holding on to this date. The COVID-19 pandemic had started and he was reportedly advised not to release it. He did so anyway and won big. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and is platinum.
The “Blinding Lights” and “Heartless” singles released in November 2019 also individually peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The Weeknd Also Blasted The GRAMMYs After Lack Of Nominations
The 2021 GRAMMYs revealed their nominations in November and a shocking announcement was that The Weeknd didn’t have any at all. This is after the epic year that he had and fans wanted answers.
He even took to Twitter to call out the awards show by saying “The GRAMMYS remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency.” TMZ also reported that Weeknd may have faced an issue from CBS due to them fearing duplicate performances at the SB and the GRAMMYs.
Now, the GRAMMYs won’t happen until March 14 due to COVID concerns in Los Angeles.
Fans Are Looking Forward To ‘After Hours Tour’ In 2021
The Weeknd was originally supposed to go on a worldwide tour last summer to promote the album with the “After Hours Tour.” Obviously, this did not happen due to the pandemic sadly stopping the world. New dates for summer 2021 have already been announced, though.
Fans with tickets from 2020 may still be able to use them for the rescheduled dates in their cities this summer. This will last from June 12-November 11. It will kick off in Vancouver, BC, and conclude in Berlin, Germany.