Following names like Paul McCartney, Madonna and Rihanna, Usher will be the king of the Super Bowl LVIII halftime show on February 11. what are you expecting? We give you some ideas.
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Some were surprised when they learned that the 45-year-old American singer was able to win this honor. Will the reaction, which was somewhat divided, be better after the 13-minute show?
The R&B artist behind the hit songs Yes! And Oh, my Godwho has a career spanning nearly thirty years, will not make his first Super Bowl halftime show appearance since playing with the Black Eyed Peas in 2011.
Apple Music, the title sponsor of the halftime show, shared a moving trailer titled “One Performance.” 30 years in the making.” (“One performance. 30 years in the making.” in French). We see several clips showing people singing, playing or dancing to the song Yes! From an eyebrow.
A show dedicated to R&B music
R&B will be in the spotlight during the halftime show. For now, Usher hasn't given any clues about what songs we'll be able to hear during his performance. It has to be said that his career spanning nearly three decades gives him a lot of options… Will he also sing big R&B hits for other artists? He follows!
A nod to black artists of the past
In an interview with Kelly Carter on Good morning America, Usher confided that he had in mind the black artists who paved the way so he could now perform the halftime show. “I think about what our country meant to black artists, you know, when at one point they had to go through kitchens to perform in front of an audience, and they had to come back through the same door, fearing for their lives through it. Going to the next country to do the same thing.” “I'm going to go from there.” The front door this time,” he said.
New album by Asher
On February 9, Usher will release his ninth studio album, Go home. Is it a good marketing ploy that might make him want to sing one of his new creations on stage? We already know that the album includes collaborations with Latto, Burna Boy, 21 Savage and many more. The artist also released the song He destroyswith Philz, accompanied by a video where we can see him with his daughter.
Many rumors indicate that the stars may take to the stage with Usher… We already know that country star Reba McEntire, singer Post Malone and artist Andra Day will come and perform before the match. Bonus: DJ Tiësto will warm up the crowd.
Super Bowl LVIII will be held on February 11 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
Some loose facts
- Usher will not be paid for his Super Bowl performance. We doubt the massive exposure he'll get will be worth it!
- The possible presence of Taylor Swift, who will be coming to cheer on her beau Travis Kelce, the Chiefs player, is being talked about almost (or more) than the halftime show!
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