Singer Usher at the helm of the Super Bowl halftime show

Singer Usher at the helm of the Super Bowl halftime show

2023-09-24 17:10:06

Usher previously appeared on the Super Bowl stage in 2011 to sing a duet with headliners The Black Eyed Peas. Behar Anthony / Behar Anthony/SPUS/ABACA

The rapper succeeds Rihanna to host the emblematic show of the shock sporting event which will be held in Las Vegas on February 11.

After Rihanna, it’s rapper Usher’s turn to electrify the halftime show of the next Super Bowl, on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas. The rapper was chosen by Apple Music and the American football league NFL to headline the big iconic show that accompanies the sporting event. Both the match and the concert offer the channel that broadcasts them one of the best, if not the best, audiences of the year. This year, CBS is the lucky winner.

The Dallas native, who has sold more than 80 million albums and is behind the hits Nice & Slow, Yeah! or U Remind Mehad already appeared on the Super Bowl stage in 2011 to sing a duet with headliners the group The Black Eyed Peas.

A show produced by Jay-Z

“It’s the greatest honor of my life to be able to play the Super Bowl halftime show. I can’t wait to give the world a show unlike anything they’ve seen from me before,” promised the 44-year-old musician eight Grammy awards (the American equivalent of our Victoires de la Musique, editor’s note).

The Super Bowl show will be produced for the fifth consecutive year by Roc Nation, the production company of rapper Jay-Z. The scale and excess of previous performances have earned him several nominations for the Emmy awards, the Oscars of the American small screen. “Usher is the ultimate entertainer and revue leader. Since his debut at the age of 15, he has charted his own path. Beyond his impeccable singing and exceptional choreography skills, Usher bares his soul when he’s on stage», Underlines Jay-Z in a press release. “ I can’t wait to see the magic happen».

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Last year, Rihanna created a surprise by revealing her second pregnancy on stage. The singer appeared levitating on a platform suspended above the field at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, where the final of the NFL professional American football championship was being played. Her tight-fitting jumpsuit hugged the shape of her rounded stomach.

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