Super Bowl LV 2021 Full Performers List: Eric Church, Jazmine Sullivan, The Weeknd, Miley Cyrus raise the heat
It was Jennifer Lopez and Shakira who took everyone’s breath away with their thrilling performances in 2020 during halftime at Super Bowl LIV. Cut to 2021, it is again that time of the year when we will get to see one of the year’s biggest sports events.
The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL). Since 2004, the game has been played on the first Sunday in February. The sports event is the culmination of a regular season that begins in the late summer of the previous year. Every Super Bowl event since 2003 has taken place on the first Sunday of February. However, from 1967-2003, the game took place in January. For 2021, the much-celebrated sporting event will take place on February 7.
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Last year, we saw Kansas City Chiefs lifting the coveted Super Bowl 2020 trophy. The Superbowl event is incomplete without getting decorated with indelible performances from top global artistes and despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the line-up of the year is pretty impressive.
Here’s the full list of performers:
For 2021, R&B star The Weeknd will headline the halftime show with some of the biggest songs from his extensive catalog. The global star had chosen the Superbowl performance over the Grammy Awards which stirred a lot of controversy on the Internet. The singer is expected to belt out hits from his 2020 hit album ‘After Hours’ like ‘Blinding Lights’, ‘Save Your Tears’ and ‘Heartless’.
Miley Cyrus had an eventful 2020 as she made a comeback to the charts with her latest album called ‘Plastic Hearts.’ The talented crooner is expected to enthrall her fans with hit singles from the same album like ‘Midnight Sky’ and ‘Heart of Glass’ among others.
Alicia Keys is one of the biggest artistes on the planet and she surely knows how to mesmerize her loyal fan following. At Superbowl LV, the renowned crooner is expected to perform her hit singles like ‘Underdog’, ‘Love Looks Better and ‘Show Me Love’. The singer will appear alongside Tiffany Haddish at Verizon's "Big Concert for Small Business" aftershow.
Big Concert for Small Business
Verizon announced that it will be hosting an official Super Bowl LV afterparty titled "Big Concert for Small Business." The concert is part of the company's multi-year commitment to support businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
According to Fox News, the Grammy-winner will perform her rendition of ‘America the Beautiful.’ She joins critically acclaimed and award-winning ‘America the Beautiful’ performers such as Yolanda Adams, Leslie Odom Jr, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Alicia Keys.
Country singer Eric Church will be seen performing with 12-time Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Jazmine Sullivan to perform the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ ahead of the big game. Church is known for his hit singles like ‘Drink In My Hand’, ‘Springsteen’, ‘Talladega’ and ‘Record Year.’
Jazmine Sullivan is not new to the music scene and her first album 'Fearless' topped Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and featured four hit singles, including the song 'Bust Your Windows' — covered by Amber Riley in the show 'Glee' back in 2009.
She then took a three-year sabbatical and her second studio album 'Love Me Back' released in 2010.
The celebrated country singer had performed the National Anthem at the Superbowl in 2017 and fans will be more than eager to watch his performance at the sporting event. He will also perform at Verizon's 'Big Concert for Small Business'.
According to Fox News, the young star will perform an original poem of hers at Superbowl LV. She had recently got a lot of attention from the Internet when she had performed her poem ‘The Hill We Climb’ at Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20.
Christina Aguilera is one of the top global artistes of all time and with an intention to mesmerize the audience, the singer might hit the stage with her evergreen songs like ‘Beautiful’, ‘Ain’t No Other Man’, ‘The Voice Within’, and ‘Fighter’ among a few others.
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The deaf rapper and recording artist Warren will be accompanied by R&B singer H.E.R. on 'America the Beautiful' and country singer Eric Church and R&B artist Jazmine Sullivan on the national anthem.
Haddish came into the limelight after she got recurring roles on the spoof comedy series 'Real Husbands of Hollywood' (2013 and 14), starring Kevin Hart; Tyler Perry’s 'If Loving You Is Wrong' (2014 and 15); and 'The Carmichael Show' (2015 to 17).
Growing up in the only house for miles in the rural town of Ravensdale, Washington, Carlile taught herself to sing and started performing on stage at the age of eight. Carlile’s humble beginnings took a turn for a famous future when Columbia Records signed her in 2004 on the strength of songs she had been recording periodically at home.
Howard grew up in Athens, Alabama, in a junkyard that once burned down due to a lightning strike. She began playing the guitar at the age of 13 and later attended East Limestone High School, where she met future Shakes bassist Zac Cockrell.
The 55th edition or Super Bowl LV will take place in Tampa, Florida, at Raymond James Stadium. This is the third time a Super Bowl event is set to take place at this stadium and the fifth time overall in Tampa. The Raymond James Stadium can hold 65,000 people and interestingly, the number can also be expanded to 75,000 spectators. However, due to Covid-19 protocols, it is being reported that the stadium will only allow 20% of the seating capacity.
The 2021 edition of the Super Bowl will be broadcast on CBS at 6.30 pm ET and viewers can also watch the game and the halftime performance on the CBS All Access app. It was first NBC who was originally scheduled to broadcast the 2021 game and CBS had the 2022 Super Bowl, however, the two networks decided to swap years in order for NBC to have both the Super Bowl and Winter Olympics in 2022.