Usher To Perform at Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show
This morning, the NFL announced that Usher will perform during the Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show.
Usher said in a press release, “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. Thank you to the fans and everyone who made this opportunity happen. I’ll see you real soon.”
“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.”
Jay-Z said, “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.” Jay-Z’s company Roc Nation partnered with the NFL in 2019. This gives Jay-Z influence over the NFL’s biggest music events, including the Halftime show, according to The New York Times. Since then, Roc Nation has produced Halftime shows featuring Shakira and Jennifer Lopez in 2020, the Weeknd in 2021, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kenrick Lamar in 2022, and Rihanna in 2023.
Usher has had his eye on the Super Bowl Halftime show for a while; earlier this year, he told Access Hollywood that he would jump at the opportunity to perform at the event.
Super Bowl LVIII will take place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday, February 11, 2024. The game will air on CBS.
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