It’s official: Usher is set to take center stage at the Super Bowl 2024 Halftime Show, marking a triumphant return to the iconic event. The superstar made the exciting announcement in a playful video alongside reality TV mogul Kim Kardashian.
In the video, Kim Kardashian surprised Usher with the news of his selection as the headliner for the Apple Music Halftime Show. Usher, known for hits like “Yeah!” could hardly contain his excitement as he playfully warned Kim, “Don’t play with me.”
Kim Kardashian, who has previously seen Usher perform in Las Vegas, emphasized the need for an electrifying performance at the Super Bowl and humorously requested a batch of Super Bowl tickets for her renowned family and friends.
In a statement, Usher expressed his honor and excitement, saying, “It’s an honor of a lifetime to check a Super Bowl performance off my bucket list finally. I can’t wait to bring the world a show unlike anything else they’ve seen from me before.” The Grammy Award-winning artist also expressed gratitude to everyone involved in securing the prestigious gig.
The NFL confirmed the news on Twitter, stating, “USHER. LAS VEGAS. APPLE MUSIC HALFTIME SHOW. #SBLVIII See you on February 11!”
This will mark Usher’s second Super Bowl appearance, following his guest appearance during the Black Eyed Peas’ halftime show in 2011. NFL executives expressed their excitement about having the 44-year-old superstar headline the event, which will take place in Paradise, Nevada.
Seth Dudowsky, the NFL’s head of music, praised Usher’s iconic status and the impact of his music on the cultural landscape. Dudowsky said, “Usher is an icon whose music has left an indelible mark on the cultural landscape throughout his career. We couldn’t be more excited to have him headline this year’s Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show.
“We look forward to working with Usher, Roc Nation, and Apple Music to bring fans another Halftime Show for the history books.”
Fans and football enthusiasts alike can anticipate an unforgettable Super Bowl Halftime Show from Usher on February 11, 2024, as he promises to deliver a performance that will be discussed for years.