Usher to Headline 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show
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Former The Voice coach Usher has been announced as the headliner for the 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show, presented by Apple Music. The star has also announced that his new album, Coming Home, will be released the same day as the big game.
Usher to Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show
On Sunday, Usher was announced as the headliner for the 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show. The star will take the stage on February 11 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Billboard points out that this is the first time the game has taken place in that city.
“It’s an honor of a lifetime to finally check a Super Bowl performance off my bucket list. I can’t wait to bring the world a show unlike anything else they’ve seen from me before,” Usher shared in a statement. “Thank you to the fans and everyone who made this opportunity happen. I’ll see you real soon.”
The news was revealed through a series of funny social media posts using footage from Usher’s music video for “Confessions, Pt. 2.” The singer gets calls from various celebrities — including Kim Kardashian, Deion Sanders, Odell Beckham Jr., Marshawn Lynch, and even himself — telling him the news.
This isn’t Usher’s first time performing during the Halftime Show. In 2011, he made an appearance to sing “OMG” with Will.i.am when the Black Eyed Peas headlined the show.
The Singer Is Releasing an Album the Same Day
On the same day he’s set to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show, Usher will be releasing his ninth studio album, titled Coming Home. This will be the singer’s first new album since Hard II Love, which was released in 2016.
According to Billboard, Coming Home will include Usher’s 2023 song “Good Good,” featuring Summer Walker and 21 Savage. The star shared the album’s artwork on social media Sunday. It features a closeup of his bare back, with a cross necklace hanging down. He holds a peach in his hand.
In an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Usher implied that the peach is a reference to Atlanta, Georgia, where he started his music career. He described the album as “a love letter … to the legacy of my career.”