Usher Taking the Stage at Halftime for Super Bowl LVIII
We are all singing “Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!” That’s right Usher is headed to the Super Bowl next year!
The eight-time Grammy Award winner, singer, and songwriter is headed to the Super Bowl LVIII where he will be headlining the Halftime Show, which is set to air on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024.
According to Today, the NFL made the announcement over the weekend that the Dallas native will hit the Allegiant Stadium stage for the Apple Music halftime performance in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he currently has residency, performing regularly at Park MGM.
“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,” Usher responded in a news release from Cision PR Newswire. “Thank you to the fans and everyone who made this opportunity happen. I’ll see you real soon.”
Though the 44-year-old is no stranger to the Super Bowl Halftime stage. The singer previously performed alongside the Black Eyed Peas during their 2011 headline performance for Super Bowl XLV. Let’s not forget that Usher follows 2023’s performer, Rihanna, who took the stage and gave a performance of a lifetime while pregnant!
Like many of us, we are all anticipating some nostalgic hits that we will likely hear. The last time we were all reminded of a 90s and early 2000s vibe at the Super Bowl was during the iconic 2022 performance from the all-star tag team of Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and 50 Cent. Many fans took to social media with their reactions. Some even allude to the hopes of an Alicia Keys cameo appearance.
“Usher is an icon whose music has left an indelible mark on the cultural landscape throughout his career, we couldn’t be more excited to have him headline this year’s Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show,” said Seth Dudowsky, NFL Head of Music. “We look forward to working with Usher, Roc Nation, and Apple Music to bring fans another Halftime Show for the history books.”
So, how are you reacting to the news? Leave a comment below and don’t forget to mark your calendar for Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024.