2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show: Ranking Usher’s Surprise Guests, From Alicia Keys to Ludacris to Lil Jon

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LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift aren’t the only celebrity package at the Super Bowl. This year’s featured halftime show performer, Grammy-winning R&B singer Usher, also welcomed some big-name company during his show at Allegiant Stadium.

Which of Usher’s surprise guests stole the most spotlight during Super Bowl LVIII between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers? Here are our rankings:

6. Jermaine Dupree

The rapper took the stage to pump up the crowd while Usher welcomed his first guest (more on that below), so he was mostly around to transition the show from one act to another.

5. Will.I.M

The Black Eyed Peas front man emerged to perform “OMG,” his chart-topping hit with Usher, but it didn’t last long.

4. She

The R&B singer and guitarist took a relatively prominent role in the middle of Usher’s performance, flashing her instrumental skills while on roller skates, helping pave the way for one of the set’s more memorable moments — a circular skating dance act.

3. Alicia Keys

Of all the guests, the R&B singer may have made the best appearance, singing “If I Ain’t Got You” from the piano while debuting in a sparkly, red full-body suit. Her sensual interactions with Usher were perfect for the more emotional opening of the concert.

2. Lil Jon

Nothing screams Las Vegas like “Turn Down For What,” which the rapper and hype man belted out before throwing himself into the crowd on stage at the Allegiant Field grass. Their energy helped take the show to another level — pun intended — and set the stage for the final, triumphant guest.

1. Ludacris

Everyone and their mother just screamed “Yes!” at this halftime show. Looked to go on. And Ludacris’ arrival for the final verse, complete with an afro and shoulder-padded outfit, closed the club, eliciting the loudest roars of the performance. Along with Usher and Lil Jon, he put a thunderous cap on the halftime event, as fake Usher-marked dollar bills rained down throughout the stadium.

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