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The Weekend paid ‘$7 Million’ for performing during halftime of Super Bowl 2021: Reason

The Weekend paid '$7 Million' for performing during halftime of Super Bowl 2021: Reason

To celebrate the matchup after two quarters in the Super Bowl halftime show, The Weeknd, a Canadian singer-songwriter, will be performing at halftime of Super Bowl 55 in 2021. Super Bowl halftime show artists are exposed to an audience that is exponentially bigger than any they’ve ever encountered.

Super Bowl 2021

A number of factors go into the NFL’s choices for hosting the Super Bowl. The host cities and host venues are frequently in warm-weather regions of the country, and the stadiums themselves often are new or have had recent renovations.

The NFL heads to Tampa, Florida, and Raymond James Stadium for Super Bowl 55 on Feb. 7, 2021. They have a big pirate ship there. The home of the Buccaneers has hosted two previous Super Bowls, in 2000 and 2008, and it recently underwent some cosmetic and practical renovations that make it a logical site for the big game.

The stadium usually seats 65,000, and it can expand to seat 75,000.

The recent renovations at Raymond James Stadium include an advanced HD video system, with two large video boards (one at each end of the stadium) and four HD tower walls, ranking it as the third-largest video board system in the NFL. Raymond James Stadium also has a new sound system, which features 400-plus speakers throughout the stadium, providing 750,000 watts of power.

The Weeknd Performing for Super Bowl 2021

The Weeknd is a Canadian singer-songwriter whose full name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye. While his music touches on a number of different genres, it has a heavy R&B influence. The Weeknd’s stage name comes from Tesfaye leaving for a weekend and never coming home during high school, instead choosing to drop out.

A three-time Grammy Award winner, The Weeknd may have been chosen in part because of the versatility of his music. He can go with slower R&B vibes but also up the tempo for a party-style song or two. He’s almost surely going to perform may be his most popular song, Blinding Lights.

 

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The Weeknd’s performance during Halftime at Super Bowl

Weeknd performing at Super Bowl: Reason

The Weeknd grew up watching the Super Bowl halftime show. Now, he’s going to be a part of it.

“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 said in a statement. “I’m humbled, honored, and ecstatic to be the center of that infamous stage this year.”

Super Bowl 55 will feature a few hours of football between the Chiefs and Buccaneers, Patrick Mahomes vs. Tom Brady. But it will also feature a 13-minute performance halfway through by The Weeknd, one of the most popular current musical artists in the world.

The Weeknd becomes the third Canadian to perform at a Super Bowl halftime show after Shania Twain headlined one year and Dan Aykroyd made an appearance another year. He’ll be following up on an electric performance on the Miami stage a year ago by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. The Weeknd will be performing in front of less than a full house, with Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium expected to be holding approximately 22,000 fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’re gonna use the stadium to present the show in a way that it’s never been presented before,” Super Bowl executive producer Jesse Collins told Entertainment tonight. “Instead of focusing on what we can’t do [due to the pandemic], it’s like, look at what the opportunities are because of the cards we’ve been dealt.”

Songs by The Weeknd while performing at Super Bowl

 The Weeknd wouldn’t say much about what he’s got planned for Sunday, but Bain says she expects the focus to be on his newer works such as “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights” during the show, which will last the typical 12 to 13 minutes.

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The Weeknd paid for Super Bowl

He won’t get paid to perform. He will collect at least $1 million for a Pepsi commercial running ahead of the game, but The Weeknd, known as Abel Tesfaye offstage, says he is spending $7 million of his own money to put on the high stakes show.

The Weeknd Won’t Be Paid For The Super Bowl Halftime Show: Know the Reason

The “Blinding Lights” singer will actually be losing money: He’s contributing $7 million to the gig’s production budget. “The Super Bowl is an opportunity on the most massive level,” says Wassim ‘SAL’ Slaiby, The Weeknd’s manager. While he’s the first, as far as we can tell, to brag about spending his own money on the show, he’s by no means the first to perform for almost no pay. Stars from Justin Timberlake to Beyoncé have traditionally performed on sport’s biggest stage for free in exchange for the exposure that comes with a televised audience of over 100 million people.

The Weeknd already has a lucrative touring business: In the past five years, The Weeknd has earned more than $205 million, pretax, including $92 million in 2017, the year of his Starboy tour. “We live in a world where artists don’t really make the money off the music as we did in the Golden Age,” The Weeknd told Forbesin 2017. ” It’s not really coming in until you hit the stage.”

Watch The Weekend Rehearsing for Super Bowl 2021


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