Usher just revealed that he will perform at the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show in Las Vegas.
Usher will host the halftime show on February 11 from Allegiant Stadium, the NFL, Apple Music, and Roc Nation announced on Sunday. The eight-time Grammy Award-winning music superstar expressed excitement about taking the NFL’s largest platform.
Usher stated in a statement, “It’s an honor of a lifetime to finally cross a Super Bowl performance off my bucket list. I’m eager to present the world with a performance unlike anything they’ve ever seen from me.
With “Confessions,” Usher gained instant fame. The song sold more than 10 million copies in the United States and garnered eight Grammy nominations in 2005, of which he took home three. His final album, “Genius Loves Company,” which was released two months after the great passed away, won album of the year instead of him.
One of the best-selling music albums of all time, “Confessions” gave birth to No. 1 hits like “Yeah!” featuring Ludacris and Lil Jon, “Burn,” and “Confessions Part II.” His special edition album contained the Alicia Keys and smooth smash “My Boo,” a duet. The epic album will turn 20 years old the following year.
The 44-year-old Usher is presently the star of his “Usher: My Way” residency in Las Vegas, which has garnered raving reviews and sold-out performances. On Sunday, he starts an eight-night run of performances in Paris. Usher is anticipated to end his residency in Las Vegas in early December before performing at the Super Bowl halftime show a few months later.
The singer has coached contestants on NBC’s “The Voice” and starred in a number of movies, including “Hustlers” and “Light It Up.”
Jay-Z, the man of Roc Nation, referred to Usher as the ultimate “artist and showman.”
Usher, who released his debut self-titled album in 1994, was quoted as saying, “Ever since his debut at the age of 15, he’s been charting his own unique course.” He has recorded a total of eight studio albums, including the singles “U Got It Bad,” “U Remind Me,” “You Make Me Wanna,” “Nice & Slow,” and “Love In This Club” featuring Jeezy.
Usher bares his soul in addition to his faultless vocals and superb dance, continued Jay-Z. “His extraordinary journey has brought him to one of the most prestigious platforms in the world. I am eager to witness the magic.
The halftime show’s co-executive producers will be Roc Nation and Emmy-winning producer Jesse Collins. Director Hamish Hamilton is back. It’s the second time the NFL, Apple Music, and Roc Nation have worked together.
Last year, for her first solo performance in seven years, a pregnant Rihanna debuted suspended on a platform above the field for a spectacular halftime extravaganza.
Oliver Schusser, Apple’s Vice President of Apple Music, Apple TV+, Sports, and Beats, said, “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.”