News Usher to Headline Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show in Las Vegas
Usher to Headline Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show in Las Vegas
Usher Raymond, the acclaimed eight-time Grammy-winning artist widely recognized as Usher, is set to take center stage at the halftime show of Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas. This exciting announcement was made jointly by the National Football League (NFL), Roc Nation, and Apple Music, marking the second year of the NFL's multiyear collaboration with Apple Music. Notably, this performance will be a significant milestone in Usher's career, as it will be his inaugural appearance as the headlining act at the Super Bowl halftime show.
Usher's Previous Super Bowl Appearance
In 2011, Usher, then 32 years old, graced the Super Bowl halftime stage at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. However, during that performance, he played a complementary role to the lead act, the Black Eyed Peas. Since then, Usher has been the subject of speculation regarding his potential return to the halftime production, particularly after extending his residency of shows in Las Vegas, which commenced in July 2022.
Roc Nation's Impact on Halftime Shows
Usher's upcoming performance is a testament to the fruitful partnership between the NFL and Jay-Z's sports and entertainment agency, Roc Nation. This partnership, initiated in 2019, was designed to elevate the quality and entertainment value of Super Bowl halftime shows. It has since resulted in a series of memorable performances, including Rihanna's electrifying appearance in Glendale, Arizona, last year and the star-studded show featuring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and special guest 50 Cent in 2022.
Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas
Scheduled for February 11, 2024, Super Bowl LVIII will be hosted for the first time in Las Vegas, with the spectacular Allegiant Stadium serving as the venue. This $2-billion, jet-black architectural marvel was constructed by Mark Davis, owner of the Las Vegas Raiders, ahead of the team's relocation to the city following the 2019 NFL season. Las Vegas, known for its vibrant entertainment scene, adds an exciting new dimension to the Super Bowl's history and promises an unforgettable experience for both sports enthusiasts and music fans.
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