Super Bowl 2021 half-time show

The Weeknd to perform Super Bowl 2021 half-time show

The singer follows in the footsteps of Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, whose performance in Florida this February was watched by 104 million people.

"We all grow up watching the world's biggest acts playing the Super Bowl and one can only dream of being in that position," said the Canadian star.

"I'm humbled, honoured and ecstatic to be the centre of that infamous stage."

The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, has become one of the biggest chart stars of the last decade, with more than 45 platinum and singles and albums.