Top 5 Iconic Music Moments of 2021: From Adele’s Return to The Weeknd’s Superbowl Debut

The world became unbearable in 2021 as the deadly coronavirus pandemic hit us hard, but it was the music that got us through the rough times. Some of the world’s best artists made sure the world was a better place, all thanks to their heartwarming music and a few surprises that became one of the most iconic moments of this year.

Live performances returned and award shows were followed. Whether it’s The Weeknd’s stunning performance at the Super Bowl LV Halftime Show in February or Adele’s mind-blowing return with her new album ’30’ after a six-year hiatus or Britney Spears finally breaking free from her hiatus. guardianship after 13 years, these emotional moments will surely remain etched in our memories for a long time to come. At the end of the year, we reflect one last time on those iconic moments.


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The Weeknd’s Super Bowl debut LV Halftime Show

Weeks after The Weeknd caused chaos after boycotting the Grammys for not naming his album “Blinding Lights” at the coveted awards show, the R&B crooner gave the R&B crooner an exciting kick-off. year with his Super Bowl LV Halftime Show. His renowned stage debut came with his impressive catalog. The Weeknd played for 14 minutes and made sure fans clung to his bangers like “Starboy”, “The Hills”, “Can’t Feel My Face”, “House Of Balloons” and “Blinding Lights” , among others.

The highlight of the showcase was The Weeknd marching to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., With hundreds of bottom dancers wearing the same red costume and bandaged face that the singer made popular by wearing it at every public appearance. .

Adele makes a much anticipated comeback

Adele kept her fans waiting for six years before finally releasing her fourth studio album “30”. The British crooner had started hinting at the album in 2020, but it wasn’t until November 2021 that music lovers finally got to hear her sad and heart-wrenching tunes. The album focuses on divorce, motherhood, the scrutiny of fame, while also highlighting grief, acceptance and hope. Adele continued the album’s hype with a thrilling performance for a special UK TV concert titled ‘An Audience With Adele’.

Britney Spears tastes the freedom of guardianship

Britney Spears entered legal guardianship in 2008, which made her father the decision maker of all major aspects of her life, but thanks to her loyal fans, she finally tasted the freedom of guardianship after 13 exhausting years. . The singer’s tutelage ended in November 2021, which turned out to be one of the biggest musical moments of 2021. A campaign launched by Britney fans called the “#FreeBritney” movement was one of the main reasons why the singer was able to emerge from the dark shadow of her father. .

The singer had also shared a short clip of her first time piloting a plane just after tasting the freedom of guardianship. She captioned the message as follows: “On cloud 9 right now !!!! First time on a plane and first time on a propeller plane !!! Damn I was scared !!! Pssss bringing the boat home, JL … Stay classy people !!!! Soon new photos. ”

ABBA returns to music after 40 years of hiatus

One of the biggest musical moments of 2021 was undeniably ABBA shocking the world with its return to music. The iconic Swedish pop-rock group has taken music lovers by storm after releasing a brand new album titled “Voyage” in November 2021, nearly 40 years after their split. ABBA even shared the members’ digital avatars and uploaded them to Instagram with the caption: “Meet the digital avatars of Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid as they will appear in the @ABBAVoyage concert. Link in the bio for a last chance to pre-order ‘Voyage’ before noon. The album ended up reaching the top 10, making it a first for the band in decades. It even won a Grammy nomination, making it a perfect comeback.

Kanye West vs Drake: the iconic clash

Hip-hop is too rushed to make one of the biggest musical moments of 2021. Hip-hop fans were in for a treat when Kanye West presented his 10th album “Donda” with several live events and ultimately delayed the show. ‘album with the intention of clashing with its then rival, Drake. All is well between the two now after their recent performance at the Free Larry Hoover benefit concert. Kanye’s album “Donda” turned out to be a surprise release on August 29th as Drake’s sixth album titled “Certified Lover Boy” aka CLB was released a week later. The two have also subtly clashed on social media, giving hip-hop fans the beef they’ve been looking for.

Honorable mentions:

Olivia Rodrigo’s “driver’s license” debut in January, Ariana Grande marrying Dalton Gomez in May, A $ AP Rocky and Rihanna formalizing their relationship in May, and the documentary “The Beatles: Get Back” released in November .

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