Usher Will Bring 2000s Nostalgia to Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show

Usher at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards
Usher at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. Photo by Rob Latour/Shutterstock (10532344mu)

Headlining the Super Bowl halftime show has been on Usher’s bucket list for a long time, and his dream will soon come true! The R&B superstar will be in charge of serving as the headlining act at the Super Bowl LVIII halftime show, taking place this February in Las Vegas.

Usher, who recently found success with his Las Vegas residency, is getting ready to take Sin City by storm again on February 11, 2024, when the Super Bowl will take place at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

This won’t be the first time we see Usher grace the Super Bowl stage. He was a guest during The Black Eyed Peas’ halftime show at the Super Bowl XLV, and he’s been dreaming about being the main act ever since.

Usher announced his headlining gig in a series of funny videos featuring Kim Kardashian, Deion Sanders, Marshawn Lynch, and Odell Beckham Jr. He also released an official statement confirming his involvement and said it’s an “honor of a lifetime to finally check a Super Bowl performance off [his] bucket list.”

Some NFL fans felt that Usher is an odd choice since most of his biggest hits came out during the 2000s, but this won’t be the first time that the Super Bowl leaned into nostalgia. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and Mary J. Blige headlined the halftime show alongside Kendrick Lamar in 2022, and their performance was met with rave reviews.