The Weeknd performed during the Super Bowl half-time show last night, February 7, and you can watch it in full below.
The Canadian musician joined the likes of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Prince, Beyoncé and Lady Gaga as Super Bowl performers, and became the first Canadian to perform solo at the American football event.
The Weeknd began his set by appearing from between two halves of the stage, which was built into the stands of the stadium. During the under 15-minute performance, he played songs from throughout his career, including “Save Your Tears” and “Blinding Lights” from his latest album After Hours, 2015 hit “Can’t Feel My Face” and a clip of 2011 track “House Of Balloons”.
Although the star wasn’t joined by any special guests for the performance – as he confirmed ahead of the show – he was accompanied by a choir, backing band and horde of dancers. The latter were all dressed in matching red jackets and face bandages, much like The Weeknd’s After Hours character.
The Weeknd played the following songs for his Super Bowl half time show:
“Can’t Feel My Face”
“I Feel It Coming”
“Save Your Tears”
“House Of Balloons”
Prior to The Weeknd’s triumphant Super Bowl show, Toronto mayor John Tory officially named February 7 The Weeknd Day in honor of the Canadian pop star’s Super Bowl halftime show performance.
“This Sunday – on Super Bowl Sunday – we celebrate The Weeknd as he becomes the first Canadian to headline a solo halftime show and only the third Canadian ever to perform live at one of the world’s most-watched events. Millions of people will be watching him and cheering him on but we know Scarborough, a community he continues to support, will be cheering the loudest,” Tory wrote in his proclamation.
Meanwhile, H.E.R. also performed at the Super Bowl, taking to the stands before the game kicked off. There, she sang the patriotic song “America The Beautiful”, complete with a massive guitar solo.
Purchase The Weeknd’s The Highlights here.