Because the Kansas City Chiefs go head-to-head with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, many can be extra targeted on the illustrious 2021 Pepsi Tremendous Bowl Halftime Present in addition to the handful of performances that come to capitalize on the key TV occasion.
Whereas the NFL guarantees to drop just a few surprises from celebrities and artists in the course of the broadcast, a number of stars have already been introduced to carry out for the 7,500 vaccinated well being care employees that can be in attendance.
To assist keen followers preserve observe of what to anticipate between the motion on the sector, beneath is a rundown of all of the performers who will make an look at Tremendous Bowl LV on Feb. 7.
The primary individual introduced to rock the stage on the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. was “Blinding Lights” artist The Weeknd.
The artist, whose actual identify is Abel Tesfae, was confirmed in November as this yr’s Halftime Present performer. The three-time Grammy-winning artist will do his greatest to fill the large sneakers left behind after Jennifer Lopez and Shakira took the stage in 2020.
“The Pepsi Tremendous Bowl Halftime Present is without doubt one of the most anticipated performances of the yr and we’re thrilled to welcome The Weeknd to the stage,” mentioned Todd Kaplan, VP of selling, Pepsi, in a press launch obtained by Fox Information.
“Pepsi has labored with a few of music’s largest artists over time – from Prince to Woman Gaga, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and most just lately Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. After a yr that’s largely been void of stay music, we will’t wait to look at The Weeknd remodel the world’s largest stage together with his limitless expertise and creativity, delivering what is going to most definitely be an unforgettable efficiency that can be remembered for years to come back,” he added.
“The Weeknd has launched a sound all his personal. His soulful uniqueness has outlined a brand new era of greatness in music and artistry,” mentioned Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter, who runs Roc Nation, which co-executive producing the present for the second time.
“That is a unprecedented second in time and the Pepsi Tremendous Bowl LV Halftime Present goes to be a unprecedented expertise with a unprecedented performer,” he added.
Though The Weeknd has not introduced which songs he’ll carry out, he most just lately launched the album “After Hours” in 2020.
Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan
Nation singer Eric Church introduced on Jan. 19 that he’ll be part of forces with 12 Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Jazmine Sullivan to carry out the “Star-Spangled Banner” forward of the large recreation.
As CMT notes, this would be the first time since 2017 that the nationwide anthem was performed by a rustic artist when Luke Bryan carried out on the NRG Stadium in Houston. There was a good larger hole earlier than Bryan when Carrie Underwood sang the track in Miami on the 2010 recreation.
Church, a 10-time Grammy nominee, launched his debut album in 2006 and has topped the nation charts with songs like “Drink In My Hand,” “Springsteen,” “Talladega” and “Report Yr.” He’s launched a number of multiplatinum and platinum albums and was named entertainer of the yr eventually yr’s Nation Music Affiliation Awards.
Sullivan, in the meantime, rose to the highest of the R&B charts in 2008 along with her debut single and album. She’s earned 12 Grammy nominations and written songs for Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson and Monica. Her new album, “Heaux Tales,” debuted at No. four on this week’s all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart.
The duo follows Demi Lovato, who carried out the track on the 2020 present.
Along with Church and Sullivan bringing a dose of patriotism to the occasion, the NFL announced that two-time Grammy-winner H.E.R. can be readily available to carry out her rendition of “America the Lovely.”
“H.E.R. joins critically acclaimed and award-winning America the Lovely performers equivalent to: Yolanda Adams, Leslie Odom Jr, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Alicia Keys,” the group mentioned in its announcement.
H.E.R. gained two Grammys in 2019 and has earned essential approval for her stay performances, together with her work as a guitarist. She’s gained honors on the MTV Video Music Awards, BET Awards and Soul Practice Music Awards and launched R&B hits equivalent to “Focus,” “Greatest Half,” “Slide,” “Injury” and “B.S.” with Jhené Aiko.
Warren “WAWA” Snipe
Author, rapper and performer Warren “WAWA” Snipe can be readily available to assist out the individuals singing the nationwide anthem and “America the Lovely” by performing the songs alongside them in American signal language.
Snipe, who’s deaf, was introduced alongside the opposite trio. He’ll be working with Adam Blackstone, who will prepare the performances of the 2 songs.
The NFL introduced on Monday that Miley Cyrus will headline the NFL TikTok Tailgate pregame present. The star will carry out stay for the 7,500 healthcare employees who’ve been vaccinated for the coronavirus forward of the occasion.
“I’ll be there for TIKTOK TAILGATE! I can’t wait to placed on a present for the NFL’s honored friends earlier than the sport… Well being care employees from Tampa and across the nation!” the star wrote on Instagram to announce the information.
Parts of Cyrus’ efficiency can be televised on the sport’s predominant broadcast on CBS forward of the large recreation. Your complete present might be considered on the favored video-sharing app. As well as, the group guarantees the TikTok Tailgate present will supply particular shock NFL, TikTok movie star and musical efficiency friends becoming a member of the singer.
Like The Weeknd, Cyrus launched her newest album “Plastic Hearts” in 2020. Nonetheless, it’s unclear which of her many profession hits she’s planning to play on the occasion.