In a major announcement that has fans buzzing with excitement, Usher, the eight-time Grammy-winning artist, has been confirmed as the headlining act for the 2024 Super Bowl Halftime show. The news was jointly announced by the NFL, Apple Music, and Roc Nation, setting the stage for what promises to be an unforgettable performance at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on February 11, 2024.
Usher’s selection as the halftime performer follows in the footsteps of other music legends like Rihanna, who delivered a memorable performance at the 2023 halftime show, and the star-studded 2022 lineup that included Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and 50 Cent.
— Apple Music (@AppleMusic) September 24, 2023
Expressing his excitement and gratitude for the opportunity, Usher stated, “It’s an honor 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.” His sentiments were echoed by Seth Dudowsky, NFL Head of Music, who praised Usher as an icon whose music has left an indelible mark on the cultural landscape.
USHER. LAS VEGAS. APPLE MUSIC HALFTIME SHOW. #SBLVIII
— NFL (@NFL) September 24, 2023
JAY-Z, the music mogul and founder of Roc Nation, also weighed in on the announcement, highlighting Usher’s exceptional journey and his ability to bare his soul through his music. He expressed eagerness to witness the magic Usher will bring to one of the grandest stages in the world.
The upcoming halftime show is not just a platform for Usher to showcase his musical prowess but also a celebration of his illustrious career. The artist, who catapulted to superstardom with his album ‘Confessions’, has given fans numerous chart-topping hits like ‘Yeah!’ with Ludacris and Lil Jon, ‘Burn’, and ‘Confessions Part II’. As the 20th anniversary of this iconic album approaches, fans are eagerly anticipating a performance that pays homage to Usher’s musical journey.
Currently, Usher is headlining his ‘Usher: My Way’ residency in Las Vegas, which has garnered widespread acclaim and sold-out shows. With the residency set to conclude in December, all eyes will be on Usher as he prepares to take the Super Bowl halftime stage just a few months later.
In addition to his musical achievements, Usher has showcased his versatility by serving as a coach on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ and taking on roles in films like ‘Hustlers’ and ‘Light It Up’. As the countdown to the 2024 Super Bowl begins, fans worldwide are gearing up for a halftime show that promises to be nothing short of spectacular.