Usher takes Super Bowl LVIII Halftime show to new heights

Usher Raymond IV, the R&B sensation, left fans and football enthusiasts alike in awe during the 2024 Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

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USHER THE STAR

The 45-year-old singer, known for his energetic performances, showcased a career-spanning spectacle that featured a star-studded lineup of guests. Guests included Alicia Keys, H.E.R., Lil Jon, Ludacris, and will.i.am.

Usher kicked off the electrifying 13-minute show seated on a centre-field couch, donning a Liberace-inspired white cloak. He then swiftly shed it to reveal a bedazzled white suit from Dolce & Gabbana as reported by People.

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USHER’S MUSICAL HITS

The crowd was treated to a trip down memory lane as he opened with the 2004 hit Caught Up from his acclaimed album, Confessions.

The performance escalated with Usher’s dynamic choreography, featuring showgirl-inspired dancers, acrobats, baton twirlers, and a full marching band.

Alicia Keys then joined in, sparkling in a red Dolce&Gabanna ensemble. She performed her hit If I Ain’t Got You before transitioning into a heartfelt duet of My Boo with Usher.

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USHER’S MUSICAL GUESTS

The surprises kept coming as H.E.R. joined Usher on stage with her electric guitar, adding a thrilling solo to the rendition of U Got It Bad.

The superstar then brought out surprise guests Jermaine Dupri, will.i.am, Lil Jon, and Ludacris, creating an unforgettable collaboration on hits like OMG, Turn Down for What, and the finale, Yeah!

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HEADLINE ACT

In a full-circle moment, Usher concluded the show with a nod to his present and past, incorporating roller skating and stripper poles, reminiscent of his My Way Las Vegas residency.

The singer stripped down, revealing a flawless six-pack and a diamond pendant by Jacquie Aiche bearing his initials.

Expressing gratitude for the honour of headlining the Super Bowl halftime show, Usher emphasized the importance of coming through the front door, symbolizing progress for Black artists in the industry.

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HISTORIC MILESTONE

The performance marked a historic milestone for the artist, who previously appeared as a guest artist in 2011.

Following the Super Bowl spectacle, Usher released his ninth studio album, Coming Home, and is gearing up for the USHER: Past Present Future tour, set to kick off on 20 August at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.

Fans can expect a sensational display of Usher’s new music as he takes the stage once again, leaving an indelible mark on the music world.

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