Usher turned the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show into the expected spectacle it was supposed to be during this year’s Super Bowl. The R&B sensation did full justice to the legacy of Super Bowl’s halftime shows. While there was much anticipation around who the special guests at the event would be, the singer surprised fans with a star-studded performance with six special guests that left the viewers elated.
Many had guessed the guest names during the halftime show, but the ones that arrived still marked a great surprise for the audiences there. Usher took the stage at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise and set the arena ablaze with a lineup including Alicia Keys, Jermaine Dupri, H.E.R., Will.i.am, Lil Jon, and Ludacris.
Usher Sets The Super Bowl Halftime Stage On Fire With Collaborative Performances
As Usher kicked off the electrifying set during the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday, Usher was joined by Alicia Keys to perform their 2004 duet ‘My Boo‘ to the delight of the audience. The nostalgic performance was followed by Jermaine Dupri’s entry who made a special appearance to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Usher’s cherished album ‘Confessions’.
The surprises further continued as H.E.R. joined Usher for a rendition of ‘Bad Girl‘ from 2004. Next came Usher’s collaboration with Will.i.am on the hit ‘OMG‘ from 2010. The energy reached its peak when Lil Jon and Ludacris joined the stage, creating an energy-filled atmosphere with the iconic track ‘Yeah!’
Usher’s 13-minute halftime show featured a high-energy setlist that included hits like ‘Caught Up‘, ‘Love in this Club‘, ‘Confessions, Pt. II‘, and ‘Burn‘. The R&B icon also graced the stage with his signature dance moves along with his hit vocals.
In a bold moment, Usher even stripped off part of his Dolce & Gabbana outfit to reveal his muscles in a sweaty, shirtless display. The performance lived up to the hype and fans were seemingly immersed in the experience from start to finish.
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Usher Cements His Name As Super Bowl Halftime Performer For The Second Time
A week before the halftime show during the NFL championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, Usher shared some clues regarding what fans could expect.
“There has been these fantasy lists that have been going out, people trying to figure out what song I’m going to perform first, middle, last,” the 45-year-old said during a press conference in Las Vegas. “I was very mindful of my past, celebrating my present, which is here in Las Vegas, and thinking about where we’re headed in the future. And that was really the idea,” he added.
Speaking more about the guests, Usher said, “That gave me the greatest point of reference“. “I do feel like the people who are gonna share it deserve just as much recognition for what they do in their careers – whether we have collaborated together or rather they’ve had moments of their own.”
Speaking about his Super Bowl preparations at the time, Usher said he had to mindfully plan such a monumental performance while managing his Las Vegas residency, recording a new album, and parenting four children. The halftime show marked Usher’s second appearance at the iconic event, which he has seemingly delivered successfully.
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