It’s time to mark the calendar and count the days down as the iconic Super Bowl Halftime Show will be back!
After Rihanna’s outstanding Super Bowl LVII performance, which averaged 115.1 million people, peaked at 118.7 million and was confirmed to become one of the most watched in American television history. It’s time for yet another talent to ignite the stage by headlining the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show, and much to everyone’s surprise, this time around, the stadium will dance to the iconic tunes of Usher! The singer, 44, has confirmed that he will be taking the stage for the legendary halftime show, which will be presented by Apple Music, at the Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada, during the big game, which is confirmed to be held next year as it will air live on CBS on February 11, 2024.
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This will be his second Super Bowl appearance as he previously performed alongside the Black Eyed Peas when the group headlined the halftime show back in 2011. There is no denying that Usher has altered music, and culture, therefore it will be wonderful to see him return. The multiple GRAMMY Award-winning worldwide megastar, entrepreneur, actor, dancer, and philanthropist inspires change once more in 2023 and beyond. Throughout his career, he has sold millions of diamonds, and won several accolades and sold over 80 million albums globally, and he has also starred in numerous recent blockbusters on both the big and small screens, including NBC’s The Voice.
The news about Usher’s 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show was also confirmed in a recent video shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, announcing his upcoming gig, in the clip the fans can see that Usher gets an urgent call from the one and only Kim Kardashian, who tells the musician about his headlining spot. “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 said in a statement. “Thank you to the fans and everyone who made this opportunity happen,” the “Yeah!” the singer thanked. “I’ll see you real soon.”
— Apple Music (@AppleMusic) September 24, 2023
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.”
“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,” said JAY-Z. “His remarkable journey has propelled him to one of the grandest stages in the world. I can’t wait to see the magic.”
“The Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show is one of the most highly anticipated music events of the year and we’re excited to bring this legendary show to fans all over the world in Spatial Audio, along with tons of exclusive videos, interviews, playlists and so much more across Apple Music,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s Vice President of Apple Music, Apple TV+, Sports, and Beats. “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.”
That’s not it! With a career spanning more than two decades, this multi-talented singer finally shared further information about his eagerly awaited ninth studio album shortly after confirming the performance announcement!
On February 11, 2024, the same day that he performs in the Super Bowl, the album Coming Home will also be made available worldwide, which the fans have been waiting for quite some time. The album will include his recent hit single “Good Good,” featuring 21 Savage and Summer Walker. “We’ve put a lot of thought and creativity into this new album to tell a story that is open to interpretation and that will connect with people in different ways,” Usher said of Coming Home in a statement. “I know this has been a long time coming for my fans, and what I’ll say is that all good things come to those who wait. I hope you enjoy it once you hear it.”
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To say the least, the new year will begin with a boom, and we anticipate that the Super Bowl Halftime in 2024 will be among the most memorable in all of history!