Usher will be headlining the Super Bowl halftime show in 2024!
Today, Apple Music, the NFL and Roc Nation announced the influential artist whose decades-long career includes hits “You Got It Bad” and “Yeah”, will be taking to the stage at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, February 11.
And yep, Usher is stoked to finally make his debut at one of the most highly anticipated events on the calendar:
“It’s an honour of a lifetime to finally check a Super Bowl performance off my bucket list. I can’t wait to bring the world a show unlike anything else they’ve seen from me before,” Usher said in a statement. “Thank you to the fans and everyone who made this opportunity happen. I’ll see you real soon.”
Speaking to interviewer Zane Lowe, Usher adds that he feels relieved the world now knows his big news:
“It’s been a lot to like keep secrets from my own kids at home… Yeah, a very, very close-knot group of people knew and we’re very excited about the entire thing, obviously a legacy but more than anything the fact that this is the most grand stage to ever play on.”
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JAY-Z, whose company Roc Nation established a partnership with the NFL in 2020 allowing him to spearhead the music component of the event, says Usher is the perfect choice:
“Usher is the ultimate artist and showman. Ever since his debut at the age of 15, he’s been charting his own unique course. Beyond his flawless singing and exceptional choreography, Usher bares his soul. His remarkable journey has propelled him to one of the grandest stages in the world. I can’t wait to see the magic.”
Last year, Rihanna took to the stage and announced her pregnancy mid-performance! Under JAY-Z we’ve also seen a diverse list of performers take to the stage including Shakira and Jennifer Lopez in 2020, The Weeknd in 2021 as well as Eminem, Dr. Dre. Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige in 2022.
Previous performers include Beyoncé, Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Madonna, The Black Eyed Peas, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, No Doubt, Shania Twain and many more.
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