Usher is officially headed toward the biggest stage of his career. On Sept. 24, the NFL, Apple Music, and Roc Nation announced the eight-time Grammy winner as the official 2024 Super Bowl halftime show headliner. The big news was revealed in a series of videos where Usher gets a call from Kim Kardashian, Deion Sanders, Marshawn Lynch, and Odell Beckham Jr. using footage from his “Confessions Part II” music video.
In a press release, Usher said of his upcoming gig, “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.” Seth Dudowsky, NFL head of music, praised the music legend in a statement, 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 — one of the most influential artists of our generation, who’s sold over 80 million records worldwide — joins a long line of incredible acts who have graced the Super Bowl halftime show stage, including Janet Jackson, Prince, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Madonna, and, most recently, Rihanna. The “Boyfriend” singer reflected on the esteemed accomplishment in an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, sharing that only a “close-knit group of people” knew about the news before the world found out. “We’re really excited about the entire thing. Obviously, a legacy, but more than anything, the fact that this is the grandest stage to play on,” said the dad of four.
Usher’s Super Bowl halftime show is set to take place after his final Las Vegas residency shows, which kick off again in October. The King of Las Vegas will hit the stage at the city’s Allegiant Stadium midway through the big game, which will air live on CBS. Read ahead for everything else we know about Usher’s headlining show.