Las Vegas, NV — Get ready for an electrifying Super Bowl Halftime Show as Grammy-winning artist Usher takes center stage at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on February 11th. The National Football League (NFL), Apple Music, and Roc Nation jointly announced this exciting news on Sunday, creating a buzz in the music and sports worlds.
Usher, renowned for his chart-topping hits and mesmerizing performances, expressed his enthusiasm for this monumental opportunity. “It’s an honor of a lifetime to finally check a Super Bowl performance off my bucket list,” the music megastar said in a statement. “I can’t wait to bring the world a show unlike anything else they’ve seen from me before.”
The 44-year-old artist, who has accumulated an impressive eight Grammy Awards throughout his career, initially burst into superstardom with his iconic album “Confessions,” which sold over 10 million units in the United States alone. This album also earned him three Grammy Awards, despite facing stiff competition, including the late Ray Charles’ final album, “Genius Loves Company,” released posthumously.
“Confessions” featured a slew of No. 1 hits, including “Yeah!” featuring Ludacris and Lil Jon, “Burn,” and “Confessions Part II.” The special edition of the album also included the smash hit “My Boo,” a duet with Alicia Keys. Next year marks the 20th anniversary of this epic album, adding even more significance to Usher’s Super Bowl performance.
Currently headlining his successful “Usher: My Way” residency in Las Vegas, which has consistently drawn sold-out shows and garnered rave reviews, Usher is set to wrap up his residency in early December before taking the Super Bowl halftime stage in Las Vegas.
In addition to his musical accomplishments, Usher has ventured into coaching on NBC’s “The Voice” and has made appearances in notable films such as “Hustlers” and “Light It Up.”
Roc Nation founder Jay-Z praised Usher as the ultimate “artist and showman,” highlighting his unique journey since his debut at the age of 15. Usher has released eight studio albums, each filled with hits like “U Got It Bad,” “U Remind Me,” “You Make Me Wanna,” “Nice & Slow,” and “Love In This Club” with Jeezy.
“Beyond his flawless singing and exceptional choreography, Usher bares his soul,” Jay-Z remarked. “His remarkable journey has propelled him to one of the grandest stages in the world. I can’t wait to see the magic.”
Roc Nation and Emmy-winning producer Jesse Collins will co-executive produce the halftime show, with Hamish Hamilton returning as director. This collaboration marks the second year in a row that the NFL, Apple Music, and Roc Nation have joined forces for the Super Bowl Halftime Show.
Last year, fans witnessed the sensational halftime show featuring a pregnant Rihanna suspended on a platform above the field, marking her first solo performance in seven years.
Apple’s Vice President of Apple Music, Apple TV+, Sports, and Beats, Oliver Schusser, expressed excitement about this year’s show, saying, “We are so proud of what we were able to accomplish together with the NFL and Roc Nation last year, and now with the insanely talented Usher set to take the stage, we’re looking forward to another incredible Halftime Show from one of the world’s all-time greatest performers.” Super Bowl LVIII promises to be a memorable event for music and sports enthusiasts alike.