After names like Paul McCartney, Madonna and Rihanna, Usher will be the king of the Super Bowl LVIII halftime show this February 11. What to expect? We give you some ideas.
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Learning that the 45-year-old American singer won the honor raised some eyebrows. Will the reactions after the 13-minute show be better, rather divided?
An R&B artist behind the hits Yes! And OMGHis nearly thirty-year career will be his first appearance since playing the Super Bowl halftime show with the Black Eyed Peas in 2011.
An interesting trailer
Apple Music, the title sponsor of the halftime show, has shared the trailer for “1 Performance.” 30 years in the making. (“1 performance. 30 years of production.” In French). We see many clips that show people singing, playing or dancing to the song Yes! D Usher.
A show dedicated to R&B
R&B will take center stage during this halftime show. At this time, Usher has yet to give any clues about the songs we might hear during his performance. It has to be said that his career spanning nearly three decades gives him a lot of choices… Will he be singing other artists' big R&B hits as well? To be continued!
A tribute to black artists of the past
In an interview with Kelly Carter Good Morning America, Usher said he's thinking of the black artists who paved the way for the halftime show now. “I think what our country means to black artists, you know, at one point they had to perform in kitchens in front of an audience, and they had to go back through the same door, fearing for their lives. To go to the next state and do the same thing. I'm going to go through the front door this time. Going,” he said.
New album for Usher
On February 9, Usher will release his ninth album, I am coming home. A well-oiled marketing stunt, perhaps making him want to sing one of his new works on stage? We already know that the album features collaborations from Lato, Burna Boy, 21 Savage and more. The artist also launched the song DestructionWith Beals, along with a video clip where you can see him with his daughter.
Several rumors suggest that the stars may join Usher on stage … We already know that country star Reba McEntire, singer Post Malone and artist Andra Day will be performing before the match. Bonus: DJ Tiësto will warm up the crowd.
Super Bowl LVIII will be played on February 11 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
Some loose facts
- Usher will not be paid for his Super Bowl performance. We doubt he'll be worth the massive attention he deserves!
- The possible presence of Taylor Swift, who will come to cheer on her boyfriend Travis Kelce, the Chiefs player, was talked about almost as much (or more) than the halftime show!
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