Who's performing at 2021 Super Bowl? Full list of celebrity appearances

Updated: 2021-02-02 16:50:29

The biggest day in the is rapidly approaching, which means a slew of celebrities and performers joining the players at the . 

As the go head-to-head with the , many will be more focused on the illustrious 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show as well as the handful of performances that come to capitalize on the major TV event. 

While the NFL promises to drop a few surprises from celebrities and artists during the broadcast, several stars have already been announced to perform for the 7,500 vaccinated health care workers that will be in attendance. 

To help eager fans keep track of what to expect between the action on the field, below is a rundown of all the performers who will make an appearance at Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7. 

The Weeknd

The NFL announced that The Weeknd will be this year's Super Bowl Halftime Show performer.

The NFL announced that The Weeknd will be this year's Super Bowl Halftime Show performer. (Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)

The first person announced to rock the stage at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. was . 

The artist, whose real name is Abel Tesfae, was confirmed in November as this year’s Halftime Show performer. The three-time artist will do his best to fill the big shoes left behind after and took the stage in 2020.

"The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show is one of the most anticipated performances of the year and we are thrilled to welcome The Weeknd to the stage," said Todd Kaplan, VP of marketing, Pepsi, in a press release obtained by Fox News. 

"Pepsi has worked with some of music’s biggest artists over the years - from Prince to Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and most recently Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. After a year that’s largely been void of live music, we can’t wait to watch The Weeknd transform the world’s biggest stage with his limitless talent and creativity, delivering what will most certainly be an unforgettable performance that will be remembered for years to come," he added. 

"The Weeknd has introduced a sound all his own. His soulful uniqueness has defined a new generation of greatness in music and artistry," said Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter, who runs Roc Nation, which co-executive producing the show for the second time. 

"This is an extraordinary moment in time and the Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show is going to be an extraordinary experience with an extraordinary performer," he added. 

Although The Weeknd has not announced which songs he’ll perform, he most recently released the album "After Hours" in 2020. 

Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan

Sullivan, right, and Church will join forces to sing the national anthem at the next month’s Super Bowl.

Sullivan, right, and Church will join forces to sing the national anthem at the next month’s Super Bowl. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Country singer announced that he will join forces with 12 Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter to perform the "Star-Spangled Banner" ahead of the big game.

As notes, this will be the first time since 2017 that the national anthem was played by a country artist when Luke Bryan performed at the NRG Stadium in Houston. There was an even bigger gap before Bryan when Carrie Underwood sang the song in Miami at the 2010 game.

Church, a 10-time Grammy nominee, released his debut album in 2006 and has topped the country charts with songs like "Drink In My Hand," "Springsteen," "Talladega" and "Record Year." He’s released multiple multiplatinum and platinum albums and was named entertainer of the year at last year’s Country Music Association Awards.

Sullivan, meanwhile, rose to the top of the R&B charts in 2008 with her debut single and album. She’s earned 12 Grammy nominations and written songs for Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson and Monica. Her new album, "Heaux Tales," debuted at No. 4 on this week’s all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart.

The duo follows , who performed the song at the 2020 show.

The performers will also be a part of Verizon's "Big Concert for Small Business" after show.

H.E.R.

H.E.R. will perform 'America the Beautiful' at the 2021 Super Bowl.

H.E.R. will perform 'America the Beautiful' at the 2021 Super Bowl. (Getty Images/Getty Images for EIF & XQ)

In addition to Church and Sullivan bringing a dose of patriotism to the event, the that two-time Grammy-winner H.E.R. will be on hand to perform her rendition of "America the Beautiful." 

"H.E.R. 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," the organization said in its announcement.

H.E.R. won two Grammys in 2019 and has earned critical acclaim for her live performances, including her work as a guitarist. She’s won honors at the MTV Video Music Awards, BET Awards and Soul Train Music Awards and launched R&B hits such as "Focus," "Best Part," "Slide," "Damage" and "B.S." with Jhené Aiko.

H.E.R. will also be a part of Verizon's "Big Concert for Small Business" after show.

Warren "WAWA" Snipe

Writer, rapper and performer Warren "WAWA" Snipe will be on hand to help out the people singing the national anthem and "America the Beautiful" by performing the songs alongside them in American sign language. 

Snipe, who is deaf, was announced alongside the other trio. He’ll be working with Adam Blackstone, who will arrange the performances of the two songs.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus will headline a Super Bowl LV pregame show on TikTok.

Miley Cyrus will headline a Super Bowl LV pregame show on TikTok. (Mike Coppola/FilmMagic)

The NFL announced on Monday that Miley Cyrus will headline the NFL TikTok Tailgate pregame show. The star will perform live for the 7,500 healthcare workers who have been vaccinated for the ahead of the event. 

"I’ll be there for TIKTOK TAILGATE! I can’t wait to put on a show for the NFL’s honored guests before the game… Health care workers from Tampa and around the country!" to announce the news.

Portions of Cyrus’ performance will be televised on the game’s main broadcast on CBS ahead of the big game. The entire show can be viewed on the popular video-sharing app. In addition, the organization promises the TikTok Tailgate show will offer special surprise NFL, TikTok celebrity and musical performance guests joining the singer.

Like The Weeknd, Cyrus released her latest album "Plastic Hearts" in 2020. However, it’s unclear which of her many career hits she’s planning to play at the event.

Cyrus will also be a part of Verizon's "Big Concert for Small Business" after show.

Amanda Gorman

American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. 

American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

After making a huge splash "The Hill We Climb" to resoundingly positive reviews at inauguration on Jan. 20, the NFL announced one week later that Amanda Gorman will perform an original poem to honor three people who have served during the coronavirus pandemic.

Commissioner Roger Goodell that educator Trimaine Davis, nurse manager Suzie Dorner and Marine veteran James Martin will take part in the coin toss on Feb. 7 in Tampa, Florida. The trio was picked for embodying the NFL's message of "It Takes All of Us" this season.

"During this incredibly challenging time in our lives, Trimaine, Suzie, and James have exemplified the essence of leadership, each in their own way," Goodell said. "We are grateful for their commitment and proud to share their stories and recognize them during this special moment on Super Bowl Sunday."

Gorman, who is the nation’s first National Youth Poet Laureate, will debut an original poem about the trio.

Tiffany Haddish

Comedian Tiffany Haddish will host a Super Bowl after show to support small businesses.

Comedian Tiffany Haddish will host a Super Bowl after show to support small businesses. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Verizon announced that it will be hosting an official Super Bowl LV afterparty titled "." The concert is part of the company's multi-year commitment to support businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The comedian will host the after-show alongside a bevy of stars to help generate interest and money for small business owners. 

Viewers can tune in after the big game at 11 p.m. on Yahoo, Fios, @Verizon on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube and TikTok, as well as on BET, CBS Sports Network, CMT, MTV2 and MTV Live. iHeart and Sirius will also stream the production.

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys will appear at a Super Bowl after-party on Feb. 7.

Alicia Keys will appear at a Super Bowl after-party on Feb. 7. (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

The singer will appear alongside Haddish at Verizon's "Big Concert for Small Business" aftershow. 

"Small businesses are so important and we need to do whatever we can to keep them alive; our communities can't recover without them," Keys said in a statement announcing the concert. "I’m excited to be partnering with Verizon and the rest of these amazing artists to not only be able to take the stage and bring that good music and light but to do it for such a meaningful cause."

The former joins a slew of other stars who will take the stage to perform at the benefit concert.

Brandi Carlile

Brandi Carlile will perform at the Super Bowl afterparty hosted by Verizon.

Brandi Carlile will perform at the Super Bowl afterparty hosted by Verizon. (Getty)

The singer was announced as one of the performers to appear at Verizon's "Big Concert for Small Business" aftershow.

Brittany Howard

Brittany Howard will perform at Verizon's 'Big Concert for Small Business.'

Brittany Howard will perform at Verizon's 'Big Concert for Small Business.' (C Brandon/Redferns)

Howard joins the many celebrities who will appear at Verizon's afterparty show on Feb. 7.

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera will join fellow singers at a concert to benefit small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic that follows the 2021 Super Bowl.

Christina Aguilera will join fellow singers at a concert to benefit small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic that follows the 2021 Super Bowl. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The former "The Voice" coach will perform at the Super Bowl LV afterparty show hosted by Tiffany Haddish.

Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan will perform alongside fellow stars at Verizon's 'Big Concert for Small Business.'

Luke Bryan will perform alongside fellow stars at Verizon's 'Big Concert for Small Business.' (Tara Ziemba/FilmMagic)

The country singer will return to the Super Bowl after performing the National Anthem in 2017 alongside the many acts announced to perform at Verizon's "Big Concert for Small Business." 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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