After Rihanna, it is the turn of rapper Usher to electrify the halftime of the next Super Bowl, on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas. The rapper was chosen by Apple Music and the NFL to headline the great 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, audience of the year. This year, CBS is the lucky winner.
The Dallas native, who has sold over 80 million albums and is behind the Nice & Slow hits, Yeah! or U Remind Me, had already appeared on the Super Bowl stage in 2011 to sing a duet with the 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 halftime for the Super Bowl. I can't wait to offer the world a show unlike anything they've seen of me before," the 44-year-old musician promised at the eight Grammy awards.
The Super Bowl show will be produced for the fifth consecutive year by Roc Nation, rapper Jay-Z's production company. The scale and excesses of previous performances have earned him several nominations at the Emmy Awards, the Oscars of the American small screen. "Usher is the ultimate artist and reviewer. Since his debut at the age of 15, he has been forging his own path. Beyond his impeccable singing and exceptional choreography abilities, Usher reveals his soul when he is on stage," Jay-Z said in a statement. "I can't wait to see the magic happen."
Last year, Rihanna had created the surprise by revealing on stage her second pregnancy. The singer had appeared levitating on a suspended platform above the field of State Farm Stadium in Glendale, where the final of the professional NFL football championship was played. Her tight jumpsuit marries the shapes of her rounded belly.