Post Malone Puts Ballad Spin on ‘America the Beautiful’ at Super Bowl 2024

Bet he feels like a rock star.

Post Malone helped kick off the 2024 Super Bowl with a rendition of the ballad “America the Beautiful” on Sunday.

With an acoustic guitar in tow, the 28-year-old heavily tattooed, genre-bending artist, dressed in a brown suit jacket, white button-down shirt, took the field at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nev., to sing patriotic tunes. Bow tie and blue jeans.

Three days before his performance, Malone, whose real name is Austin Richard Post, admitted he was “very nervous” but “excited” about the opportunity.

“It’s just fun and super epic to be able to go out there and sing,” the 10-time Grammy nominee told a crowd of reporters, including Page Six, during Apple Music. Press conference in Las Vegas.

“I will do my best … and give what I got,” he added. “My dad told me, ‘You can never please everyone. So just be yourself, and try your best in everything you do. Do it your way and do it with love.”

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“America the Beautiful” has been a Super Bowl staple since its inception, with past performers including Ray Charles (2001), Jennifer Hudson (2013), John Legend (2015) and Babyface (2023).

This year’s pregame entertainment featured country music superstar Reba McEntire and R&B singer Andra Day belting out the National Anthem and “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” respectively, before the Kansas City Chiefs took on the San Francisco 49ers.

Usher, meanwhile, will headline the halftime show.

“It’s definitely a challenge to squeeze in 30 years [of music] In 13 minutes, “Yes!” the singer, 45, shared during Thursday’s press conference.

Usher also confirmed that he would bring out special guests, teasing, “I think I made it easy on myself when I decided to have features on songs that became hit records, so I got the biggest point of reference.”

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