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Usher to Headline Super Bowl 2024 Halftime Show: An Icon Returns to the Grand Stage

by Venus Sanders

Paradise, Nevada is gearing up for an electrifying spectacle as it was officially announced that Usher will be headlining the Super Bowl 2024 halftime show. The news was confirmed by the NFL, Apple Music, and Roc Nation, and it sent waves of excitement through social media.

In a video featuring the legendary "Confessions" singer and Kim Kardashian, who famously made headlines for attending his Las Vegas residency, the world learned of this monumental event.

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Usher expressed his deep appreciation for the opportunity, stating, "It’s an honor of a lifetime to finally check a Super Bowl performance off my bucket list. I can’t wait to bring the world a show unlike anything else they’ve seen from me before." The 44-year-old artist extended his gratitude to his fans and all those who played a part in making this extraordinary moment possible, leaving them with a tantalizing promise: "I’ll see you real soon."

This will be Usher's second appearance at the Super Bowl, having previously performed during the Super Bowl XLV halftime show in 2011, as a guest alongside the Black Eyed Peas.

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Seth Dudowsky, the head of music for the NFL, expressed the organization's excitement about Usher's return to this monumental stage, saying, "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."

Usher's performance follows Rihanna's iconic Super Bowl 2023 halftime show, during which she surprised fans by announcing her second pregnancy with A$AP Rocky. This unforgettable moment unfolded at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, where the "Diamonds" singer proudly displayed her growing baby bump in a radiant red Loewe jumpsuit, a figure-hugging catsuit, and a glossy bustier.

Completing her look with bold and timeless makeup, courtesy of her longtime makeup artist Priscilla Ono, Rihanna ensured her appearance would go down in history.

In the days leading up to her headline performance, the Barbados native shared why she felt this was the perfect moment to accept the coveted halftime gig after initially turning it down in 2019. Rihanna remarked, "It feels like it could have only been now.

When I first got the call to do it again this year, I was like, ‘You sure? I’m three months postpartum, should I be making major decisions like this right now? Like, I might regret this.’ But when you become a mom, there’s something that just happens where you feel like you can take on the world, you can do anything. And the Super Bowl is one of the biggest stages in the world."

In August, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky welcomed their second child, son Riot, into the world. They are also proud parents to son RZA, born in May 2022.

As the world anticipates the grand spectacle of Super Bowl LVIII, scheduled for February 11, 2024, at Allegiant Stadium, we eagerly await Usher's return to the stage, where he will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on the Super Bowl's storied history.


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