Usher confirmed as Super Bowl 2024 halftime show headliner
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Usher has been confirmed as the Super Bowl 2024 halftime show headliner.
Fans can now look forward to Usher, 44, performing his most iconic hits at the Allegiant Stadium in Sin City in one of the most highly-anticipated music events of the entire year.
"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," the 'Burn' singer said in a statement.
"Thank you to the fans and everyone who made this opportunity happen. I’ll see you real soon."
And it seems it's not just the 'OMG' hit-maker who is excited for the career-defining show as Seth Dudowsky, the head of music for the NFL, has also expressed his elation at the news.
He said in a statement: "Usher is an icon whose music has left an indelible mark on the cultural landscape throughout his career, we couldn’t be more excited to have him headline this year’s Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show.
"We look forward to working with Usher, Roc Nation and Apple Music to bring fans another Halftime Show for the history books."
Even Jay-Z, the founder of entertainment company Roc Nation who are collaborating on the show, is thrilled to catch Usher perform next year.
"Usher is the ultimate artist and showman," he praised in a statement. "Ever since his debut at the age of 15, he’s been charting his own unique course.
"Beyond his flawless singing and exceptional choreography, Usher bares his soul."
The world-class musician added: "His remarkable journey has propelled him to one of the grandest stages in the world. I can’t wait to see the magic."
Us too, Jay-Z, us too.
Usher will be in good company as fellow halftime show headliner veterans include the likes of Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, The Weeknd, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, and Rihanna.
Next year will also mark the second year that the halftime show will be presented by Apple Music.
Oliver Schusser, Apple’s Vice President of Apple Music, Apple TV+, sports and Beats, said in a statement: "We are so proud of what we were able to accomplish together with the NFL and Roc Nation last year and now with the insanely talented Usher set to take the stage we’re looking forward to another incredible Halftime Show from one of the world’s all-time greatest performers."