The Weeknd delivered an exhilarating performance at the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday — and it has gotten fans talking on Twitter.
The Grammy-winning artist, who was the sole performer, blessed the nearly 100 million viewers with spectacular offerings at the Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Florida.
It is understood that the 65,890-capacity stadium was filled with just 25,000 fans – including 7,500 vaccinated healthcare workers — due to the restrictions that were occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Canadian singer performed hits like ‘Can’t Feel My Face’, ‘Earned It’, and his more recent ‘Blinding Lights‘ at the US football game played to determine the champion of the National Football League (NFL) for its 2020 season.
The R&B star, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, was flanked by dancers with bandaged faces, wearing a Givenchy couture suit encrusted with rubies.
Shortly after the Super Bowl, fans and fellow celebrities took to Twitter to marvel at the 30-year-old’s performance.
See reactions below:
me trying to follow the hostess to my table at the Cheesecake Factory pic.twitter.com/mhB6LKCIiF
— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) February 8, 2021
with my mom at the mall when I look up from the gameboy and realize I’ve been following a random lady for 10 minutes pic.twitter.com/fDtXXHjRVS
— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) February 8, 2021
Lol I knew he was gonna do a subtle nod to MJ’s SuperBowl entranceAdvertisement
— Director ?uestlove (@questlove) February 8, 2021
— Sarcastictall_G (@SarcasticTall_G) February 8, 2021Advertisement
— Rene Gallardo (@realtypapi) February 8, 2021
— sports (@sports17410021) February 8, 2021
when The Weeknd performed Earned It, my soul left my body pic.twitter.com/rFcteLIvSD
— Michelle 🇻🇪 (@michearriaga) February 8, 2021
The Blinding Lights bit of The Weeknd's Super Bowl performance is 11/10
— Rob Copsey (@RobCopsey) February 8, 2021
— Dionne Warwick (@dionnewarwick) February 8, 2021
the Weeknd did something truly remarkable tonight. Employing industry workers, dancers, creatives, lighting, sound & everyone else out of work; of which he paid for himself. I’d be lying if I didn’t scream seeing the entire support for ‘Worth It’ being POC. Well done XO
— Emotional Support Canadian (@larissruiz) February 8, 2021
— Eduardo M. Gonzalez (@edmgonzalez) February 8, 2021
The Weeknd pulled out a solid performance and that vocal…. pic.twitter.com/ejZ496OyGx
— Premsharmah (@premsharmah12) February 8, 2021
Michael Jackson is so fucking proud of The Weeknd rn
— bassel (@xotwod_bassel) February 8, 2021
so I heard the weeknd played at the halftime show and I couldnt help but think back at how our relationship weakened cos I was only there for you half the time. im done playing with ur heart and I want to show you how much you really mean to me. yk im always a call away. be safe. pic.twitter.com/YokTYLNBu7
— good days on repeat (@J0SHUA3000) February 8, 2021
This is an amazing half time show and I need to go to a club and cry dance to The Weeknd every Tuesday night for the entirety of 2022. I mean that was brilliant!
— 𝕍 𝕒 𝕟 𝕖 𝕤 𝕤 𝕒 ℂ 𝕒 𝕣 𝕝 𝕥 𝕠 𝕟 (@VanessaCarlton) February 8, 2021
I told my dad The Weeknd's parents are Ethiopian. He asked me why a Nigerian hasn't headlined the Super Bowl yet. I told him our parents refuse to let us be great and follow our passions. He's been quiet for 5 minutes.@GuardianNigeria @FasikaMona @Ethoipa1
— Lindokuhle Matt Nkambule (@lnkambule91) February 8, 2021
The feminism leaving my body when I listen to the weeknd pic.twitter.com/Yh5kYGpdvd
— nika (@mamabruha) February 8, 2021
— Elliott Bambrough (@E2TheBam) February 8, 2021
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