Pre-Game Performances Inspire Spectators
Despite the world being upside-down from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Super Bowl managed to be a product that gave Americans some sense of normalcy.
Aside from Tom Brady leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to their second title in franchise history, the performances from all artists in attendance were exceptional in delivery.
The pre-game performance began with R&B singer H.E.R giving the audience a unique rendition of “America the Beautiful” that was accompanied by an amazing guitar solo.
Jazmine Sullivan was also on the scene with Country singer Eric Church to perform the Star-Spangled Banner in a duet that was unexpected but enjoyable.
Sullivan has recently been on a great streak of success following the release of her latest EP Heaux Tales. The album debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 and sold 43,000 units in its first week of sales.
The Weeknd Shines with Creative Halftime Show
For Halftime at the Super Bowl, there is always great pressure for the headliner to show out, and The Weeknd executed with a set that continued with his theme-based performances for his latest album After Hours.
The entire field was filled with a sea of Weeknd lookalikes dancing along to many of the songs that have made The Weeknd a household name since he began his career.
The Weeknd was a topic of discussion among fans and critics because After Hours was one of the most successful and popular albums of 2020 but did not receive any nominations from the major award ceremony including the Grammys.
With his performance at the Super Bowl Halftime show as more evidence of his excellence, opinions like Drake’s about The Weeknd being snubbed from the award shows take more validity.
Despite his lack of acknowledgment from mainstream outlets, The Weeknd still has delivered high-quality productions that appeal to a wide fanbase.
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