Usher Proved He Still Has It At The Super Bowl Halftime
Singer and father of 4 Usher celebrates his 3 decades in the music industry with a house-rocking concert at the Super Bowl in Las Vegas!
The noise of Las Vegas was not just about the gambling in its hotels on Sunday US time as R&B singer Usher performed at the Super Bowl halftime held at the Allegiant Stadium.
When the “Yeah’ singer announced last year he would perform in the Super Bowl LVIII’s halftime, many waited if he could top last year’s performance. But he proved that he still has the vocal chops and dance skills, bringing some of his performances from his Las Vegas residency into the field.
On top of Yeah, the father of four also performed his other hits such as “Nice and Slow“, “Confessions II”, “Caught Up”, and “You Don’t Have to Call”. He also got some help from his good friends like Alicia Keys who opened her moment with “If I Ain’t Got You” before the segway to “My Boo”.
Grammy winner H.E.R also strummed her guitar with Usher for the songs “Burn” and “Bad Girl“. Rapper and songwriter will.i.am popped over for a duet of “OMG” while Ludacris and Lil Jon joined him for his signature rap — “Yeah”.
Months of preparation
Since the announcement of his performance, Usher has been busy preparing for the show on top of his stint as a performer in Las Vegas. During an interview on CBS Sunday, he revealed that he always dreamed of performing in the halftime performance.
You know, everybody says they want to win a Grammy, or they want to win an Oscar, or a Tony, or an Emmy. A Super Bowl is something that everybody wants to play,” he said.
He also got a piece of advice from Jay-Z, who is the Super Bowl’s live music strategist.
“He left it to me to, you know, make sure that I didn’t miss the culture. That’s the one thing that he said. ‘You know, we’re doing this for the culture,'” he told Gayle King. “‘I want you to play the ones that we — that we love, that we know you for. Give ’em the moments that they, you know, look forward to seeing. Like, ‘Go for the culture.’ And I’m like, ‘All right, I got you.'”
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