Grammy-winning superstar Usher will headline the Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII halftime show in 2024.
The NFL, Roc Nation and Apple Music announced this on Sunday. The big game will take place on February 11, 2024 at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada, just outside Las Vegas. It will be broadcast live on CBS.
“It is the honor of a lifetime to finally cross a Super Bowl performance off my bucket list. I can’t wait to give the world a show unlike anything they’ve seen from me before,” Usher said in a statement. “Thank you to the fans and everyone who made this opportunity possible. I’ll see you very soon.”
This will mark Usher’s second Super Bowl appearance. He performed – and saved the day – alongside the Black Eyed Peas when the pop group headlined the 2011 competition.
Usher is currently completing his My way The Las Vegas residency, which has earned the singer critical acclaim for his strong dance performance and collection of hit songs. The artist, who has won eight Grammy Awards and sold 80 million albums worldwide, debuted on the music scene as a teenage singer in 1994 with his self-titled album. He has launched nine No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, from “Nice and Slow” to “Yes!” to “U Remind Me,” and several of his albums are considered R&B and pop classics, including 2004 Confessionsthat reached diamond status.
Jay-Z and his company Roc Nation return for a fifth year to produce the halftime show. The rap icon won last year together with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent and Kendrick Lamar received an Emmy for the epic, hip-hop-heavy halftime performance. This year’s halftime show featuring Rihanna, who revealed her baby bump during the explosive performance, has been nominated for five Emmys. Jay-Z is nominated for two films, including a historic one for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special, which he shares with Hamish Hamilton.
“Usher is the ultimate artist and showman. Since his debut at the age of 15, he has charted his own unique course. In addition to his impeccable vocals and exceptional choreography, Usher bares his soul,” said Jay-Z, who collaborated with Usher on the songs “Hot Tottie,” “Anything” and “Best Thing.”
“His remarkable journey has taken him to one of the biggest stages in the world. I can’t wait to see the magic.”
Next year’s Super Bowl will mark the first time the big game will be held in the Vegas area. It will happen a week after the 2024 Grammy Awards are held in Los Angeles.
“Usher is an icon whose music has left an indelible mark on the cultural landscape throughout his career. We couldn’t be more excited to have him headline this year’s Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show,” said Seth Dudowsky, head of music for the N.F.L. in a statement. “We look forward to working with Usher, Roc Nation and Apple Music to bring fans another Halftime Show for the history books.”
Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music, Apple TV+, Sports and Beats, added: “We’re so proud of what we were able to accomplish last year with the NFL and Roc Nation and now with the insanely talented Usher who’s on is about to take the stage where we look forward to another incredible Halftime Show from one of the world’s greatest artists of all time.
The Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show broadcast is produced by DPS, with Roc Nation and Jesse Collins serving as executive producers, and Hamish Hamilton directing.