The just concluded Super Bowl 55 held on February 7, 2021, saw Tom Brady steer his team; the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a comfortable 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. This extends his Super Bowl wins to a record 7 out of 10 appearances.
At 43 years, Brady became the oldest player to play in the Super Bowl, the biggest game in US’ sports.
Brady wasn’t the only one who broke records at Superbowl LV, for the first time in the 55-year history of the game, the massive crowd which witneses the exhilarating sport were only but a few at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida due to the adherence of the Covid-19 protocol.
The Super Bowl LV halftime show, officially known as the Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show, was another major highlight as it represents a fundamental link between sports and pop culture.
Just before Michael Jackson, the acclaimed King of Pop’s performance at the Rose Bowl in 1993, the Super Bowl halftime show used to be a parade of college marching bands and flag-spinning tributes. But since MJ’s magic, the show was never the same again.
This year’s performance was from The Weeknd, who put a up a eye-catching display with his army of bandaged dancers.
The Canadian artist performed a number of songs from his hit collections including “Call Out My Name,” “Starboy,” “The Hills,” “Can’t Feel My Face,” “Save Your Tears,” “Earned It,” and of course “Blinding Lights.“
The Weeknd in his speech, expressed how excited he was to perform at the event:
“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 singer said in a statement. “I’m humbled, honored and ecstatic to be the center of that infamous stage this year.”
He reportedly spent $7 million of his own money on the halftime show.
Miley Cyrus, in a televised pregame show performed for an audience of more than 7,000 vaccinated health care workers.
While Amanda Gorman, the rave of the moment poet who rendered “The Hill We Climb,” at President Biden’s inauguration, recited another original poem.
R&B performer H.E.R. sang “America the Beautiful,” while the national anthem was duetted by Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan.
Watch The Weeknd’s FULL Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show below.