LOS ANGELES — Usher is set to take center stage at the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show in Las Vegas. The NFL, Apple Music, and Roc Nation announced on Sunday that the Grammy-winning artist will lead the halftime festivities at Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11. Usher expressed his excitement about performing on the NFL’s grandest platform.
A Lifetime Honor
“It’s an honor of a lifetime to finally check a Super Bowl performance off my bucket list,” Usher said in a statement. “I can’t wait to bring the world a show unlike anything else they’ve seen from me before.”
The Rise to Superstardom
Usher catapulted to superstardom with his album “Confessions,” which sold over 10 million units in the U.S. and garnered him eight nominations at the 2005 Grammys, resulting in three wins. Despite losing the album of the year award to Ray Charles, “Confessions” remains one of the best-selling music projects of all time, featuring chart-topping hits like “Yeah!” with Ludacris and Lil Jon, “Burn,” “Confessions Part II,” and the smooth duet with Alicia Keys, “My Boo.” Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of this iconic album.
Las Vegas Residency and Beyond
Currently headlining his successful “Usher: My Way” residency in Las Vegas, the 44-year-old artist has been drawing sold-out shows and garnering rave reviews. Prior to his highly anticipated Super Bowl halftime appearance, Usher is also scheduled to perform for eight nights in Paris. The artist is expected to conclude his Las Vegas residency in early December.
The Multifaceted Artist
In addition to his music career, Usher has served as a coach on NBC’s “The Voice” and showcased his acting talents in films such as “Hustlers” and “Light It Up.” Jay-Z, founder of Roc Nation, praised Usher as the ultimate “artist and showman.”
Usher to Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show
Usher, the celebrated R&B artist known for his chart-topping hits, is set to headline the halftime show at this year’s Super Bowl. With a career spanning decades, Usher has established himself as a unique and influential force in the music industry.
Since his debut at the age of 15, Usher has been forging his own path. His self-titled debut album, released in 1994, paved the way for a series of successful studio projects. Some of his biggest hits include “U Got It Bad,” “U Remind Me,” “You Make Me Wanna,” “Nice & Slow,” and “Love In This Club” featuring Jeezy.
In addition to his impressive vocal abilities and captivating choreography, Usher’s performances are known for their emotional depth. His remarkable journey has led him to some of the biggest stages in the world.
The halftime show will be co-executive produced by Roc Nation and Emmy-winning producer Jesse Collins, with Hamish Hamilton returning as director. This collaboration marks the second time that the NFL, Apple Music, and Roc Nation have worked together.
Last year, Rihanna stunned audiences with her mesmerizing halftime show, marking her first solo event in seven years. The NFL, Roc Nation, and Apple Music are proud of the success they achieved together and are thrilled to have Usher take the stage this year.
Usher will join an illustrious list of iconic musicians who have graced the Super Bowl halftime stage, including Beyoncé, Madonna, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Coldplay, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, U2, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, and Katy Perry.
According to Seth Dudowsky, NFL Head of Music, Usher’s music has made an indelible impact on the cultural landscape throughout his career.