The 2024 Super Bowl halftime show at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas dazzled audiences with a star-studded performance led by R&B icon Usher, who proved himself as the quintessential halftime performer with his timeless hits and electrifying stage presence.
A Showstopping Performance
Usher kicked off the halftime spectacle seated on a throne, accompanied by a marching band and a plethora of Vegas performers, setting the stage for an unforgettable performance. With his signature choreography and an array of well-known hits, he captivated the audience from the start during Super Bowl 2024.
His setlist included fan favorites such as “Caught Up,” “U Don’t Have to Call,” “Superstar,” and “Love in the Club,” showcasing his unparalleled talent and stage mastery. The surprise guest appearance by Alicia Keys added an extra layer of excitement, as she joined Usher for a powerful rendition of her song “If I Ain’t Got You,” seamlessly transitioning into their duet “My Boo.”
A Tribute and Celebration
During his performance, Usher paid tribute to the late Michael Jackson by losing a glove, a symbolic gesture notable for its timing during Black History Month. Expressing gratitude to his supporters, he dedicated the set to his mother, acknowledging the journey that led him to this moment.
Over 13 minutes sponsored by Apple Music, Usher delighted the audience with a series of guest appearances, including H.E.R., Jermaine Dupri, Lil Jon, and Ludacris, who joined him for exhilarating renditions of their hit songs.
A Vegas Residency and Super Bowl Legacy
With his residency “Usher: My Way” at Dolby Live at Park MGM, Usher has solidified his status as a Las Vegas mainstay, bringing his unparalleled talents to sold-out crowds. His Super Bowl performance marked a triumphant return to the halftime stage, following his memorable appearance with Will.i.am in 2011.
Reflecting on his Super Bowl experiences, Usher emphasized the importance of cherishing every moment and delivering a memorable performance despite the challenge of fitting his extensive catalog into the allotted time frame. Undoubtedly, Usher succeeded in delivering a sensational halftime show that will be remembered for years to come.