Usher has revealed preparations for his Super Bowl 2024 halftime show, which is set to take place Sunday at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nev.
At a press conference held by Apple Music in Las Vegas, the R&B star talked about how hot and delicious his show will be.
“There has been these fantasy lists that have been going out, people trying to figure out what song I’m going to perform first, middle, last,” Usher told reporters
“I was very mindful of my past, celebrating my present, which is here in Las Vegas, and thinking about where we’re headed in the future. And that was really the idea,” he added.
He has said he will perform a medley of songs from his 30-year career and it is a huge honor to be the first independent artist for the Super Bowl halftime show.
He didn’t reveal the names of his songs, but his old fans, who have been with him since the ’90s, hope to hear his favorite hits like “You Make Me Wanna…,” “Confessions, Pt. II, “My Boo,” “OMG,” “Burn,” “Love In This Club,” “Bad Girl” and “Yeah!”
“I’ve gotta do it in 13 minutes, that makes it a bit difficult. It definitely has been a challenge to squeeze 30 years into 13 minutes,” laughing, he said.
“[I thought about] what songs do I feel people know me for? What songs have been a celebration of all of the journey of what life and love and emotion has been offered in my music”
He has also said that he will be bringing some special friends along on Sunday but he doesn’t want to name them so that it will be a surprise.
“I think I made it easy for myself when I decided to have features on songs that became hit records, so that gave me the greatest point of reference,” he teased, replying “of course” when asked if any guests “immediately” came to mind.
“I have definitely went through a lot of ideas of who I would have share this moment with me and I do feel like the people who are gonna share it deserve just as much recognition for what they do in their careers – whether we have collaborated together or rather they’ve had moments of their own,” added Usher. who has collaborated with artists like Alicia Keys, Lil Jon, Jeezy, Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber over the years.
“There’s also two very special things I have woven into this entire performance; things that speak to culture [and] things that speak to quality, my creativity. … This has been an amazing time in my life.”
Usher has revealed that fans will be shown an inside look at the preparations for his Super Bowl 2024 halftime show — from the day he got the chance to the day he hit the stage.