Usher reveals he is headlining the 2024 Super Bowl Halftime
Usher gives thanks and plans for 2024 Super Bowl halftime show. As The Shade Room previously reported, earlier this year, the 44-year-old explained that the performance had been a goal on his bucket list. Now, that goal is being explored.
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Usher introduces the news with a clever nod to his 2004 single “Confessions, Pt. II”
On Sunday, the 44-year-old shared an Instagram post with Apple Music. The post included a video of the opening scene of Usher’s 2004 music video, “Confessions, Pt. II.” However, instead of the singer receiving a phone call from a pregnant woman, the singer received a phone call from Kim Kardashian.
Kardashian tells Usher that she “finally got the answer to those rumors,” and that the 44-year-old is “doing the Super Bowl.”
“You’re playing the Apple Music halftime show in Vegas,” Kardashian told the singer, adding, “You’re doing the Super Bowl.
As the conversation continued, Kardashian said that Usher had done a great job with his Las Vegas residency. However, this performance “must be different.”
Check out the video below!
After the promotional video with Kardashian, Apple Music and Usher released additional promotional videos, each with Deion Sanders, Marshawn Lynch, and Odell Beckham.
However, perhaps the most impressive promotional video is seeing Usher in attendance revealing the news to his past self. Check out the clip below!
The singer tells how he learned the news
That same day, Apple Music released Usher’s exclusive interview with Zane Lowe. During the interview, Usher shared his happiness and revealed that he feels relieved that the news is now public.
“I mean, it’s been a lot of secrets to keep from my own kids,” he explained. “It was a very intimate experience of people who knew it and they were excited about the whole thing … because it was the most magnificent stage to ever play on.”
During the conversation, Usher revealed that he received the news from the rapper Jay-Z, the founder of Roc Nation. According to the NFL’s official website, the sports organization has a long-standing partnership with Roc Nation “as the league’s official Live Music Entertainment strategies.”
This allows Roc Nation to “lead and advise on artist selection for NFL marquee concerts, including the Super Bowl. ” In addition, the partnership enables Roc Nation to “help produce and promote new music as well as cultural and cause-oriented initiatives.”
During the interview, Usher detailed the phone call he received from Jay-Z.
“But when I got this call… he said, ‘It’s time, it’s a magical time. You know, it’s time for you to be at that time.’ I’m like, ‘What are you talking about?’ It’s like, ‘The Super Bowl.’ I’m like, ‘Oh, are you ready? Absolutely.”
Usher continued by explaining that this moment was “going to happen. “
“And it was like this was going to happen. I think everything that led up to that point, going to Las Vegas for my residency for the last two years. The legacy, obviously, is the music, the celebration of entertainment in that place… So for the Super Bowl to be on its way to Las Vegas while we were in Vegas, having such an amazing two years…”
Before it ended, the singer shared his thanks to Jay-Z and Roc Nation while hinting at what fans can expect.
“And I’m really happy that Jay-Z and Roc Nation put a lot of effort into making sure that they could bring this kind of experience to the world,” Usher said. sure to be a time to remember.”
As the interview continued, Usher also revealed that he will release his next studio album on the same day of his 2024 Super Bowl performance, February 11. .
Watch as he details the project while talking to Lowe’s below!
Usher has previously spoken about his desire to headline the show
As The Shade Room previously reported, the singer shared his interest in hosting the Super Bowl halftime show to Access Hollywood earlier this year. At the time, Usher explained that he “would be a fool to say no.”
“I think I have a catalog that obviously speaks for itself,” he continued. “So to be able to celebrate on that day – of course it’s about football , but everyone is expecting the performance…”
Check out the singer’s comments below!
Also, check out Usher’s ‘Stepping Into The Shade Room’ episode below!
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