If you're the kind of Super Bowl viewer who only tunes in for the commercials and the halftime show, we've got big breaking news: The Weeknd was just announced as the entertainment for Super Bowl LV (that's Super Bowl 55 for you non-Romans).
"We all grow up watching the world's biggest acts playing the Super Bowl and one can only dream of being in that position," The Weeknd (real name: Abel Tesfaye) said in a statement.
"In less than a decade, The Weeknd has amassed a global fanbase, become a multi-award winning artist, and recently, was named one of the most influential people of 2020 by Time Magazine," the NFL said in a press release.
Super Bowl LV will take place at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, on February 7, 2021.
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