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12.02.2024 - 16:31 / thefader.com
Usher headlined Super Bowl LVIII’s halftime show on Sunday night, bringing over two decades of R&B hits to the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The 15-minute performance featured a bevy of guest stars, with Alicia Keys joining the headliner for two songs: "If I Ain;t Got You" and "My Boo." "Caught Up" was the opening song of the halftime show with Usher backed by what seemed like an army of musicians and dancers.
One spot was left empty during the show, however, with one drum kit left open as a mark of respect for Usher's Confessions producer and drummer Aaron Spears, who passed away in 2023. Read Next: Usher shares new album ahead of Super Bowl Half-Time show The twentieth anniversary of that album was honored during the show, with Usher running through "Confessions Part II" and "Burn.".
This is so wholesome!
Super Bowl Half-Time performance featured some of his biggest classics, and an assortment of guests that wowed audiences. The show took place yesterday, at the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs game, which took place at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas for the first time in the event’s history. Usher’s performance lasted 13 minutes and 20 seconds, and included surprise appearances from Alicia Keys, Ludacris, H.E.R, and more.
Plenty of fans had lots to say about Usher and Alicia Keys‘ interaction during the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show, but if you ask Swizz Beatz, they’re talking about the wrong things.
Usher has paid tribute to the late drummer Aaron Spears during his Halftime show at the 2024 Super Bowl.The moment took place in Las Vegas last night (February 11), as the R&B star performed during the iconic Halftime show at the 58th instalment of the Super Bowl. Held at Allegiant Stadium, the event saw the San Francisco 49ers face off against defending champions the Kansas City Chiefs, with the latter ultimately taking the victory.During the show, Usher brought out a number of famous friends to join him as surprise guests, however, one frequent collaborator was missing from the night – his longtime drummer Aaron Spears.The musician – who also worked with the likes of Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and more – died in October last year.
was the special guest of the Black Eyed Peas — the freaking Black Eyed Peas — when the “I Gotta Feeling” foursome headlined the Super Bowl XLV halftime show in 2011.How will.i.am, Fergie and crew could ever relegate Usher to a backup role on the biggest stage in music is enough to make anybody go “OMG”?But 13 years after Usher swooped in and upstaged the Peas, justice was finally served when the singer had his own career moment on Sunday.This time around — midway through the showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas — it was will.i.am.
Super Bowl 2024 for his star-studded Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show.Rumors swirled that the 29-year-old crooner may be joining the 45-year-old headliner on the field, and earlier this week, TMZ even reported that Usher “has been hitting up Justin Bieber lately to talk about the prospect of JB joining him during the Super Bowl Halftime Show … which now sounds like a very real possibility. Still no word on whether Justin agreed—but we know they’ve been chatting …A LOT.”The 29-year-old was spotted in the stands shortly before the halftime show began, sitting with his wife Hailey Bieber, giving fans hope that he might join the “Confessions” singer for the big show.Sadly, to the dismay of Bieber fans everywhere, he never made it to the field, and many viewers were so devastated that they flocked to X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, to share their disappointment.“lets laugh at all the women who thought justin bieber was coming out,” one person quipped.“usher brought all those people on stage and not one of them was justin bieber,” another fan lamented.
The most anticipated entertainment event of the year just came and went… The Apple Super Bowl Halftime Show! And Usher transported us all to the 2000s!
Usher brought out Alicia Keys during his Super Bowl Halftime Show performance tonight (February 11) in Las Vegas.The 58th Super Bowl is taking place at the Allegiant Stadium tonight, with the San Francisco 49ers facing off against defending champions the Kansas City Chiefs.Keys appeared early on in the performance, taking to the stage first seated behind a red grand piano as a large piece of red fabric billowed behind her. She began by performing a clip of her own song ‘If I Ain’t Got You’ before Usher joined her to deliver a rendition of their 2004 collaboration ‘My Boo’.Throughout the set, Usher pulled largely from his album ‘Confessions’, which was also released in 2004 and from which ‘My Boo’ was taken.
halftime show on Sunday, February 11, welcomed a parade of famous friends to the stage including Alicia Keys, Lil John, and Ludacris to the stage in an epic medley of his many (many) hits.The show it self was predictably a sight to behold, complete with jeweled thrones, armies of backup dancers, costume changes, roller skates, and—at one point—a very shirtless Usher gyrating like only Usher can.As for Keys, she and Usher looked like the closest of friends during their sweet duet on “My Boo,” which came after she sang a bit of her hit "If I Ain’t Got You" at the piano wearing a bedazzled red catsuit. (Usher that someone special would be joining him on stage, and we can only assume that was Keys.)This content can also be viewed on the site it from.“It will definitely be an event,” he told in the lead-up to the big game.
With Taylor Swift in the 65,000 strong crowd at today’s Super Bowl in Las Vegas, Usher couldn’t have had any illusions about who had the greater star power and the media’s attention as he hit the field for the halftime show.
Alicia Keys dressed in all red while performing during the 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday night (February 11) in Las Vegas.
Usher made it clear that he wanted to pay homage to iconic Black artists when he took the stage for the 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sunday (February 11), and we caught at least one reference to the late King of Pop – Michael Jackson.
Andra Day blew us away with her gorgeous vocals while performing during the pre-show for the 2024 Super Bowl.
Reba McEntire gave an incredible performance of the National Anthem at the 2024 Super Bowl and you can watch video of the moment right here!
She made it!!!
Post Malone performed at the Super Bowl 2024 in Las Vegas tonight (February 11), ahead of the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.The Super Bowl is taking place at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium and will feature a halftime performance from Usher.Post Malone took to the field ahead of kick-off, armed with an acoustic guitar, to perform ‘America The Beautiful’. The patriotic song was written by Katharine Lee Bates in 1895 and has been performed over the decades by the likes of Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby and Jennifer Lopez.During Post’s performance, the cameras panned to the stands, where Taylor Swift was seen swaying along with her arm around actor Blake Lively.
The 2024 Super Bowl sees the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday (February 11) in Las Vegas.
Anna Tingley If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Variety may receive an affiliate commission. The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers will go head to head in Super Bowl LVIII, which takes place on today, Feb. 11 at Las Vegas’s Allegiant Stadium.
We’re less than a day away from the 2024 Super Bowl, and celebrities are pouring into Las Vegas for the game. It looks like Justin Bieber might have joined that growing number.
sans Meghan Markle), mini “Scrubs” and “Friends” reunions, and several athletes who aren’t playing in the game, such as Tom Brady. Carl Weathers, who died on Feb. 2, will also feature in a commercial posthumously.