Usher, a Grammy-winning singer, has said “Yeah!” to perform at the American football game (Super Bowl LVIII) halftime show. On Sunday, according to a Roc Nation and NFL news release, Usher will perform during the halftime show presented by Apple Music at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium.
Usher announced in a video post on X the new name of Twitter, his upcoming gig, and received an urgent call from Kim Kardashian. She tells the singer about his performance spot.
On Sunday, Usher said in a post that it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cross a Super Bowl performance off my bucket list. I can’t wait to present to the globe a show unlike any they’ve seen from me before. And he also thanked everyone who helped make this possible, especially the fans. I’ll see you shortly.
Singer will make his second appearance in the Super Bowl. When the Black Eyed Peas headlined the game in 2011, he joined them.
The singer has been showcasing his extensive repertoire of R&B tunes during his Las Vegas concert series, “Usher: My Way, The Residency.” Since debuting in the music industry in 1994 with his self-titled first album, “Usher,” he has grossed over 80 million copies worldwide and won eight Grammy Awards.
His greatest successes include songs like “U Don’t Have to Call,” “Nice & Slow,” and “U Got It Bad,” plus many others.
Jay-Z on Usher Performance
Usher is the consummate artist and performer. since his debut at the age of 15, he has been creating his own unique path. Jay-Z stated in a statement Sunday that Usher “bares his soul” in addition to his immaculate vocals and amazing choreography.
His special journey has brought him to one of the world’s largest stages, according to his statement. And he cannot wait to see his performance in the show.
Usher, who has nine No. 1 songs and 18 in the top 10 on the Billboard music charts since 1997, has worked with some of the biggest performers in music, leaving fans to speculate about who might be on the Super Bowl stage with him.
But, for the time being, it appears that some of them are anticipating the hitmaker’s appearance in five months, while others have been struck by sentiments of nostalgia on social media.
Fans are divided about Usher being revealed as the headline performer for Super Bowl LVIII’s halftime show, with some even giving the ‘Mr. Irrelevant’ nickname, which is generally given to the last choice in the NFL draft, to the singer owing to his recent lack of new songs.
It will be the fifth collaboration between the league and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation to produce the halftime performance, despite Usher not being a signed musician to the label. Rihanna headlined the program in 2023, the first year it was sponsored by Apple Music.
Rihanna’s halftime show in 2023 became the most-watched halftime show in history. In 2022, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar headlined the Super Bowl LVI halftime concert.
On February 11, 2024, CBS will broadcast Super Bowl LVIII live.