On Sunday, the National Football League (NFL), Apple Music, and label Roc Nation announced that Grammy-winning artist Usher will headline the halftime show at the 2024 Super Bowl in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 58th Super Bowl is scheduled at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11, 2024. The acclaimed musician and singer has sold over 80 million albums worldwide, winning eight Grammy awards. He’s also been a mainstay on the Billboard charts with nine Hot 100 No. 1 hits and 18 more Top 10s. The performer has been touring his vast collection of R&B hits as part of his “Usher – My Way the Residency” series in Las Vegas.
The music icon is a longtime fan of the Super Bowl and has been dreaming about headlining the event since he was a young boy. In a statement, Usher said it’s an “honor of a lifetime to check a Super Bowl performance off my bucket list finally.”
Usher will join a long line of Black musicians who have performed during the Super Bowl halftime show, including Rihanna, who delivered hits from her bottomless catalog in 2023 while pregnant, and last year’s ensemble set by The Weeknd. The upcoming performance will be the fifth for Roc Nation since Jay-Z’s entertainment management company and the NFL partnered in 2019.
Despite keeping the gig a secret from his close circle until now, the superstar is incredibly excited to take center stage in front of one of the world’s biggest audiences. The 44-year-old star shared the experience in an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe.
In addition to his Super Bowl headliner news, Usher shared that his ninth studio album, Coming Home, will drop on Feb. 11. It’s his first new project since the 2016 release of Hard II Love. It will include his latest single, “Good Good,” featuring 21 Savage and Summer Walker.
The music legend also took the time to congratulate his fellow artists on their Super Bowl performances in the past. “I’ve always enjoyed watching these talented musicians and their dancers perform during the Super Bowl halftime show,” he tweeted.
It’s a big deal for Usher to headline the show because the gig will mark his return to the Super Bowl since he was featured during the 1999 show in Atlanta. The superstar added that he’s looking forward to “bringing the best out of the stadium,” which will be a unique venue for him. The performance will be filmed and broadcast live on Super Bowl Sunday. It will be produced by DPS and executive producer Jesse Collins, with Hamish Hamilton directing.