Whether you're a sports fan, someone who enjoys the halftime show, or someone just in it for the snacks, the Super Bowl is always the most celebrated sports event in February. While the Super Bowl might look a little different in 2021, one thing hasn't changed. Audience members are dying to know: Who is singing the national anthem at the 2021 Super Bowl!?
The national anthem will be sung by not one, but two critically acclaimed musicians at the 2021 Super Bowl.
The NFL confirmed their choice for the national anthem with a tweet on Jan.19, 2021. The tweet itself announced Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church as the singers. The anthem will be preceded by Grammy-award winning artist H.E.R. performing "America the Beautiful." Both performances will be performed in American Sign Language by Warren "WAWA" Snipe.
R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan's debut album "Fearless" earned her seven Grammy nominations as Best New Artist. Her 2010 sophomore release, titled "Love Me Back," had the Associated Press singing its praises as "something amazing," and garnered her an eighth Grammy nomination for "Holding You Down (Goin' In Circles)." Following a third studio album release and three more Grammy nominations, Jazmine has released a fourth album in 2021 titled "Heaux Tales."
Eric Church, on the other hand, is an acclaimed country artist. He is a seven-time ACM Award winner, four-time CMA Award winner, and 10-time Grammy nominee. His fanbase, sometimes known as the "Church Choir," is passionate about his music, and it's extremely clear why! His most recent album, "Desperate Man," earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album and produced his most recent No. 1 hit, "Some Of It."
The additional Super Bowl performers are critically acclaimed powerhouses.
Fans might recognize R&B star H.E.R. from her song "Best Part" (featuring Daniel Caesar), but her accolades speak for themselves. With 13 Grammy nominations and two wins in just three years, this talented singer/songwriter/instrumentalist is here to stay. In 2019, she won two Grammy awards for Best R&B Album ("H.E.R.") and a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Female Artist.
Warren "WaWa" Snipe is an acclaimed deaf recording artist specializing in "Dip Hop" (hip-hop through deaf eyes) and he has been entertaining audiences since 2005 with his unique perspective of exploring hip-hop through visual imagery as well as audio. In 2016, Wawa released an album, "Deaf: So What?!," which was designed to showcase the appeal of music to all, including those who are deaf.
And who could forget the star of the halftime show, The Weeknd? His latest album, "After Hours," features charting songs such as "Blinding Lights," but fans may recognize his past showstoppers as well: "Can't Feel My Face," "I Feel It Coming," and "Earned It." Fans know that he's certain to put on an incredible show following broadcasted performances for prior awards shows in 2020.
Ultimately, it sounds like fans of sports or people who just want an evening of harmless fun are certain to be entertained! 2020's performers, Demi Lovato, Shakira, and J.Lo, certainly left big shoes to fill, but based on the credentials of these performers alone, the Super Bowl is sure to be a hit. Watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. Eastern on CBS.