Everything We Know About Usher’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Performance So Far
Usher is about to step onto the world’s grandest stage, and it’s the show we’ve all been waiting for! Recently, the NFL, Apple Music, and Roc Nation unleashed the surprise of the year by naming the eight-time Grammy winner as the headline act for the 2024 Super Bowl halftime extravaganza. This sensational reveal came in the form of star-studded video calls, featuring Usher chatting with Kim Kardashian, Deion Sanders, Marshawn Lynch, and Odell Beckham Jr., all while weaving in scenes from his iconic “Confessions Part II” music video.
Usher — one of the most influential artists of our generation, who’s sold over 80 million records worldwide — joins a long line of incredible acts who have graced the Super Bowl halftime show stage, including Janet Jackson, Prince, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Madonna, and, most recently, Rihanna.
…”It’s an Honour”
The Grammy sensation expressed his excitement.
“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,” he said in a press release. Seth Dudowsky, NFL’s head of music, couldn’t agree more, praising Usher as an “icon” whose musical legacy has left an indelible mark on the cultural landscape.
Speaking to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Usher revealed that only a select “close-knit group of people” knew about his Super Bowl gig before the world caught wind of it.
“We’re really excited about the entire thing. Obviously, a legacy, but more than anything, the fact that this is the grandest stage to play on,” said the dad of four.
Usher’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Date
The 2024 Super Bowl will take place on Sunday, February 11. That same day, the singer will also release his ninth studio album, titled “Coming Home,” a nod to his Atlanta roots.
How to Watch the 2024 Super Bowl in Australia
Exact details of how to stream the 2024 Super Bowl from Australia are yet to be released. However last year, the show was broadcast by Channel 7 and 7Plus, with coverage beginning at 10am AEDT, and the halftime show at 12:30pm AEDT.
Alternatively, the Super Bowl also streams on Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now, offering live and on-demand coverage.
Usher’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Location
Usher will hit the main stage at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Usher’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Set List
Choosing the perfect set list for an artist like Usher, with a discography spanning eight albums and counting, is a tall order. Fans have been buzzing with speculation, tossing around hits like “OMG”, “Yeah!”, “Superstar”, “U Don’t Have to Call”, “Good Kisser”, and “Love in This Club” as possible contenders. The final reveal will have to wait until Super Bowl Sunday, so stay tuned!
Usher’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Guest Performers
As for potential guest performers joining Usher on stage, expect the details to remain top-secret until showtime. Usher hinted at having “collaborated with a lot of incredible artists throughout the years” — everyone from Beyoncé and Diddy to Justin Bieber and more. Could we witness a global spectacle with Mr. Worldwide, Pitbull, joining Usher to perform their 2010 hit, “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love”? The suspense is real, and we’ll all be waiting eagerly to find out.
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