The NFL announced on Sunday that Usher, an eight-time Grammy winner, will headline one of the most-watched events of the year at the Super Bowl LVIII halftime show in February.
Usher announced the information on his Instagram page in a video that featured Deion Sanders, a former NFL player and the current head football coach at Colorado University. He received the information from the instructor, popularly known as instructor Prime, in the video.
On Monday, Usher will appear on “CBS Mornings” to talk about the news and his preparations for the performance. He said
“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,” “Thank you to the fans and everyone who made this opportunity happen. I’ll see you real soon.”
Jay-Z’s praise for Usher
On February 11, 2024, the Super Bowl LVIII will take place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The game and halftime show will be broadcast on CBS, and Apple Music is the halftime show’s sponsor.
Jay-Z praised the announcement on Sunday, calling Usher “the ultimate artist and showman.” The halftime concert is being produced in part by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label. He said,
“Ever since his debut at the age of 15, he’s been charting his own unique course. Beyond his flawless singing and exceptional choreography, Usher bares his soul,”
“His remarkable journey has propelled him to one of the grandest stages in the world. I can’t wait to see the magic.”
The NFL has not yet announced whether any additional performers will perform with Usher. In 2011, he was a guest during the Black Eyed Peas’ halftime performance.
The NFL reports that Rihanna’s halftime performance at Super Bowl LVII was the most watched halftime show ever.