Yesterday announced that R&B superstar, Usher, will take the place of the NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show headliner in 2024. With social media users having speculated over the past few weeks, this news comes as an exciting surprise for many, as fans now pitch out their setlists featuring selections of his nine no.1 hits.
Making his debut in his teens, Usher has sustained a brilliant career and has cemented himself as an all-rounder performer over the past two and a half decades. With hits such as ‘You Make Me Wanna…’, ‘Yeah!’ and of course ‘Confessions Part II’, anticipation is circulating across the internet as audiences await a setlist filled with plenty of hits.
The news has also sparked discussions on potential guest acts who may be performing with Usher. Suggestions include big names such as Justin Bieber, and Lil Jon, as well as Halftime Show alums such as Beyoncé and Rihanna. With videos surfacing of previous collaborations, this guessing game will bring excitement all the way up to the much-awaited Sunday.
Taking place at Allegiant Stadium on February 11th, Usher’s show brings another bucket-list achievement for the ‘Caught Up’ singer as this stage in his career only proves his status as an icon in music. This year will complete his Vegas residency entitled ‘My Way’ in honour of the 25th anniversary of his sophomore album. The concert has been famously visited by pop culture stars such as Keke Palmer, Taraji P. Henson, and Kim Kardashian – who was involved in the official announcement of the headline show. Usher is also set to release his newest album entitled ‘Coming Home’ which “ushers” in a new era for the singer and will be available on the day of his Halftime Show.
As the fifth show under the NFL’s partnership with Jay Z’s entertainment agency, Roc Nation, Usher will join the list of recent powerhouses in performances from Shakira, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Mary J Blige, and many more. With viewing numbers regularly reaching above 100 million, Usher promises the world a stand-out show, sharing in recent statement: “I can’t wait to bring the world a show unlike anything else they’ve seen from me before”.