The Weeknd to headline 2021 Super Bowl halftime

Canadian singer, The Weeknd, will headline next year's Super Bowl halftime show, the NFL announced Thursday.

It's the most watched television event of the year in the United States, while the halftime show is considered one of the biggest honors in the music business.

The Weeknd announced on his Twitter account Thursday "Performing on the iconic stage. see you 02/07/21."

The 30-year-old R&B star began his career in 2010. He's won three Grammy awards and nine Billboard music awards since, with his most notable works including "Can't Feel My Face," "Heartless" and "Blinding Lights."

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira did the honors of performing at this year's Super Bowl.

Previous halftime show stars have included Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Prince and the Rolling Stones, but next year's show may look a little different.

Last month, the NFL said it was considering reducing seating capacity to just 20% because of the global health crisis.

The Super Bowl is scheduled for February 7 in Tampa, Florida.