Usher took the stage at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas for the long-awaited Halftime Show at Super Bowl LVIII on February 11. The 45-year-old singer delighted thousands of fans with his performance, which included some of his biggest hits such as ‘Caught Up’, ‘You Don’t Have to Call’, ‘Love in This Club’, ‘Confessions’, ‘Let it Burn’, and ‘You Got It Bad’. Usher’s energetic performance also featured moments of striptease and roller skating that kept the audience in suspense.
The singer surprised the audience by welcoming Alicia Keys to the stage, and together they performed her 2004 hit song, ‘My Boo’. The chemistry between them was palpable, and the audience surrendered to this emotional collaboration. Additionally, HER joined the party for an electric guitar masterclass, and Ludacris and Lil Jon also made appearances during the show. The stadium was filled with R&B as Usher tried to summarize 30 years of his career in just 13 minutes.
In a meeting with the media before the show, Usher acknowledged that it was a challenge to fit three decades of a successful musical career into a Super Bowl Halftime show. He decided to focus on his hits, moments from his popular Las Vegas residency, and his new album. Usher also mentioned that he was inspired by his collaborations to rock the 2024 Super Bowl.
This was not the first Super Bowl for Usher, as he was one of the guests of the Black Eyed Peas leader, will.i.am, in 2011. During a previous meeting with the media, he revealed a distressing moment from that occasion when his hand got caught in a cable that was holding him 30 feet in the air, almost causing him to lose his entrance.
Despite the challenges, Usher managed to sum up his Super Bowl career in an electrifying performance. He is also an old acquaintance of ‘Sin City’, as his Las Vegas residency recorded 100 shows last year. Taylor Swift, his girlfriend, traveled from the other side of the world to support him at the Super Bowl. Overall, Usher’s Halftime Show at Super Bowl LVIII was a memorable and energetic performance that left fans of music and sports in awe.
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