- 08 Feb 21
Revisit The Weeknd's full performance below.
In addition to Tom Brady's historic seventh Super Bowl win, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 , The Weeknd's highly anticipated halftime show was one of the most buzzed about moments from last night's NFL championship game.
In the days leading up to his performance, The Weeknd released a new compilation project, The Highlights – offering fans some insight into the direction of his career-spanning halftime show. Opening the set with his 2016 hit 'Starboy', before running into 'The Hills', 'I Can't Feel My Face', 'Earned It', 'House of Balloons' and his recent hit 'Blinding Lights', the Grammy Award-winning artist was backed by an array of singers and dancers. However, unlike other previous Super Bowl performances, he was not joined by any other special guests.
Due to a reduced number of spectators at this year's Super Bowl, part of his performance also featured a stage built in the stands of the arena.
Last week, The Weeknd's publicist reportedly told the New York Post that the artist had contributed $7 million of his own funds to the show's production.
Watch The Weeknd's Super Bowl Halftime Show in full:
Inevitably, The Weeknd's performance also sparked the creation of plenty of memes. Take a look at some of the better ones below:
4 year old me in the grocery store looking for my mom. #PepsiHalftime #SuperBowl https://t.co/sdum3jHGui
— Tyler Roney (@TylerJRoney) February 8, 2021
me immediately after someone gives me specific directions pic.twitter.com/XtAsYjHw91
— Alyssa Limperis (@alyssalimp) February 8, 2021