R&B sensation Usher is gearing up for a major performance. The multiple Grammy awardee will take center stage at the Super Bowl LVIII halftime show at Las Vegas' Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11. This marks Usher's return to the Super Bowl halftime stage after a decade, having previously been a guest during the 2011 Super Bowl XLV halftime show led by the Black Eyed Peas.
The highly anticipated announcement was made collaboratively by the NFL, Apple Music, and Roc Nation. Notably, the revelation involved a social media post featuring celebrity Kim Kardashian.
Usher's Super Bowl Dream Realized
Usher, with a glittering eight Grammy Awards to his name, expressed his excitement, stating, "Securing a Super Bowl halftime performance has always been a dream.
The stage is unlike any other, and I promise to give fans a memorable show. A huge shout-out to my fans and everyone who facilitated this incredible opportunity. See you all soon!" Usher joins the illustrious roster of iconic artists like Beyoncé, Madonna, Dr.
Dre, Snoop Dogg, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, and Katy Perry, among others, who have delivered memorable Super Bowl halftime performances. The artist, renowned for his groundbreaking album "Confessions"—a magnum opus that boasts over 10 million unit sales in the U.S.
alone and earned him a hefty eight Grammy nominations—continues to leave an indelible mark in the music industry. This album gave birth to chart-toppers like "Yeah!", "Burn", and "Confessions Part II". As we approach its 20th anniversary, Usher's legacy stands robust.
At 44, Usher's career is far from slowing down. He's currently enthralling audiences with sold-out performances at his "Usher: My Way" Las Vegas residency, scheduled to culminate in December, paving the way for his Super Bowl performance shortly after.
Beyond music, Usher's versatility shines through his roles in films such as "Hustlers" and his coaching stint on NBC's "The Voice". Praising Usher's unparalleled artistry, Roc Nation founder Jay-Z remarked, "From his debut at 15, Usher's talent and charisma have been unmatched.
His ability to connect, not just with his voice and dance moves, but by sharing his soul is unparalleled. The Super Bowl stage is about to witness something special." For the halftime show, Roc Nation, in partnership with Emmy-award winning producer Jesse Collins, will be at the helm of production, with Hamish Hamilton directing.
This venture signifies the continued partnership between the NFL, Apple Music, and Roc Nation. If the previous year's breathtaking performance by Rihanna is any indication, fans are in for a treat.
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