The Weeknd officially has his own holiday in his hometown. The Toronto singer was set to perform during Super Bowl half time show and to honour this achievement, Toronto mayor John Tory took to social media to announce that the Canadian city will observe February 7 as “The Weeknd Day”.

 

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The mayor also went forward and tweeted a screenshot of the announcement with a caption reading, “Proud to proclaim February 7th The Weeknd Day in Toronto as we honour @theweeknd who is performing today at the #SuperBowl.” He added, “Torontonians are cheering on proudly as he takes the stage at the #HalfTimeShow.”

“This Sunday — on Super Bowl Sunday — we celebrate The Weeknd as he becomes the first Canadian to headline a solo halftime show and only the third Canadian to ever perform live at one of the world’s most-watched events,” Tory wrote in his proclamation. “Millions of people will be watching him and cheering him on but we know Scarborough, a community he continues to support, will be cheering the loudest.”

 

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Other Canadians who have performed at the Super Bowl include actor Dan Aykroyd in 1997, and country singer Shania Twain, who rocked the big game in 2003.

The singer has already started working on his upcoming project, which is heavily inspired by the pandemic and Black Lives Movement. In a recent interview with tmrw, the Blinding Lights singer talked about the cancellation of his tour and political environment that might have helped him decide the theme of his next album. “I have been more inspired and creative during the pandemic than I might normally be while on the road…The pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement and the tensions of the election have mostly created a sense of gratitude for what I have and closeness with the people near me,” he said.

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