The Weeknd was the star of this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, however he regrets that he had to postpone his After Hours tour — named after double-platinum album — until next year due to the pandemic.
“Oh my God, I really miss performing in general, especially this album,” he tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I really didn’t get to perform it for my fans. There’s just something about going on tour, and even going on festival runs, and just experiencing new music with the crowd. Hopefully we get to do that.”
The three-time Grammy winner was shut out at the Grammy nominations this year, but he received a surprise Emmy nomination for his Super Bowl performance: Outstanding Variety Special.
“It was definitely unexpected,” he says of the nod. “I had no idea that it was even possible to get nominated for an Emmy for the Super Bowl, so I was very grateful.”
In 2019, the 31-year-old entertainer made his acting debut in Uncut Gems starring Adam Sandler. Now he’s on a team creating a new HBO TV series, while also recording his fifth studio album.
“It’s been really cool because I’m working on this album this summer simultaneously with the writer’s room for the new TV show,” he says. “So I’ve been kind of going back and forth finishing the album and pending up the show that we’re going to start shooting soon. It’s been quite a summer.”
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