Singing, dancing, roller-skating—Usher is the consummate performer. On Sunday, following months of hype, he took the stage at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas for the Super Bowl 2024 halftime show, cramming three a long time of his hits right into a 13-minute efficiency.
Performing in a collection rhinestone-covered outfits, Usher took the sphere to “My Means” and carried out alongside Alicia Keys for “My Boo.” The R&B maestro additionally introduced out a full marching band, who spelled out “Usher” on the grass. Jermaine Dupri additionally got here out to rejoice the twentieth anniversary of Confessions as Usher launched into the album’s title monitor. He additionally introduced out H.E.R. for a fast, and epic, guitar solo.
Usher’s efficiency at Tremendous Bowl LVIII got here after his 100-show Las Vegas residency and the discharge of his first album in eight years, Coming Residence, which the singer launched on Friday.
Throughout the set, located in the midst of the face-off between the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, Usher moved by way of a collection of his hottest hits, from the 2001 R&B mainstay “U Bought It Dangerous” to the quintessential membership tune “Yeah!” The latter tune has had one thing of a renaissance recently alongside the two-decade anniversary of Confessions.
Earlier than taking the stage, Apple Music, which has sponsored the present since final 12 months’s Tremendous Bowl halftime spectacle starring Rihanna, teased Usher’s efficiency with a brief movie known as “The place’s Usher?”, that includes Ludacris and Lil Jon, furthering hypothesis that his “Yeah!” collaborators could be becoming a member of him on the Tremendous Bowl stage, which they did.
Following the present, Apple Music provided the efficiency in spatial audio, Apple’s Dolby Atmos–powered “immersive” sound characteristic. (Brief model: You’ll hear it much like the best way you’ll on the stadium.) One thing it additionally did with Rihanna’s performance. Watch it here.