LOS ANGELES– Usher emerged at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Arena for the Super Bowl halftime program seated on a throne, signed up with by a marching band and a chest of Vegas entertainers– however remained its center.
It was an instant verification of his position as the perfect halftime entertainer: one with ageless, popular hits, skillful choreography, and a dedicated audience.
He began with “Caught Up,” moving into “U Do Not Need To Call,” “Super star,” and “Love in the Club.”
Then Alicia Keys participated in front of intense red piano for her tune “If I Ain’t Got You,” which changed into “My Boo,” Usher losing a glove in an obvious homage to Michael Jackson– noteworthy for an efficiency throughout Black History Month.
” They stated I would not make it,” he informed the crowd, committing the set to his “mother.”
Throughout 13 minutes throughout the halftime program sponsored by Apple Music, Usher highlighted a variety of visitors consisting of H.E.R., Jermaine Dupri, Lil Jon (for “Deny for What,” which ended up being “Yeah!”– and consisted of a visitor look from Ludacris).
Throughout 3 years, the R&B super star had an unlimited gold mine of hits to pull from– and did so with outfit modifications, and a rolling efficiency of “OMG” while using roller skates– at one minute, moving in between will.i.am’s legs.
His album “Confessions” ranks amongst among the very popular music jobs of perpetuity and turned 20 this year; “Burn” ended up being a simple efficiency emphasize.
Over the previous 2 years, Usher, 45, has actually made Vegas a home for his distinct skills, with his sold-out residency, “Usher: My Method,” at Dolby Live at Park MGM making him the ideal choice for Sunday’s video game.
The eight-time Grammy award winner is likewise no complete stranger to the Super Bowl phase– he made a visitor look with Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am in 2011.
” I got a possibility to see a little what it seemed like,” Usher informed The Associated Press in a current interview. In his very first Super Bowl efficiency, he came down from the arena ceiling to carry out “OMG” in Arlington, Texas.
” Do not take the minutes for given since you just get 13 of them,” he stated in advance of his 2024 efficiency, describing the typically set aside 13-minute run time. “The hardest part is attempting to find out how to squeeze all of it in when you really have a big brochure, or a great deal of records individuals commemorate and like.”
With a doubt– he determined precisely how to do simply that.