The Weeknd killed it at the 2021 BRIT Awards. After rocking the Super Bowl Halftime Show, casting shade on The Grammys, and hinting that new music was on the horizon, the Weeknd delivered a cinematic performance of “Save Your Tears” during the May 11 event.
Starting off dressed in a black outfit fitting for the English weather with a raincoat and a giant hat, Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, began to sing in a featureless room that, stepping out and bathing in the thunderstorm as if the sky was crying.
But then, everyone was crying – because after the 31 year-old singer performed, host Jack Whitehall brought out a special guest presenter to announce the winner of Best International Male Solo Artist: former First Lady Michelle Obama.
Michelle Obama praised The Weeknd and congratulated him on his hard work yielding some massive success. She also thanked him for donating millions to very important causes and providing a light that’s pretty blinding, and giving all a reason to dance.