Shirtless Usher Brings Out Alicia Keys, Ludacris, More Special Guests During Super Bowl 2024 Halftime Show

Usher brought down the house.

During his highly anticipated 2024 Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday, the R&B singer surprised fans by bringing out six special guests.

First to take the stage at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nev., was Alicia Keys, who joined Usher to perform their 2004 duet “My Boo” before sharing a sweet hug.

After Jermaine Dupri popped up to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Usher’s beloved album “Confessions,” the Grammy-winning artist covered her for 2004’s “Bad Girl” and then for 2010’s “OMG.”

The audience then went wild when Lil Jon and Ludacris joined the roller-skating Usher for an epic, roof-raising rendition of their seminal hit “Yah!”

Usher’s 13-minute halftime set was entertaining from start to finish, as he went through a high-energy setlist that included “Caught Up,” “Love in the Club,” “Confessions, Pt. II” and “Burn” — his signature Complete with dance moves and soulful vocals.

At one point, he even removed part of his Dolce & Gabbana outfit, while his muscles were sweaty and shirtless.

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Earlier this week, Usher shared some hints about what fans can expect from his halftime show during the NFL Championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers.

“These imaginary lists are coming out, people are trying to figure out which song I’m going to play first, middle, last,” the legendary crooner, 45, said during a press conference in Las Vegas. Apple Music. “I was very mindful of my past, celebrating my present, which is here in Las Vegas, and thinking about where we’re going in the future. And that was really the idea.”

Usher added that he “made it easy” for himself when he “decided to put features on songs” that became hit records over the years.

“It gave me the biggest point of reference,” he teased. “I feel like the people who are going to share it deserve just as much recognition for what they do in their careers — whether we’ve collaborated together or instead had their own moments.”

The press conference, which Page Six attended, came weeks after Skim’s underwear model confessed to planning for halftime — all while recording “Usher: My Way, The Vegas Residency” off his ninth studio album, “Coming Home.” And raising their four children would be the “hardest time” of their lives.

“It must be perfect,” he said in a digital cover story interview with Vogue, adding that his performance will include skating, “killer” choreography, major costume changes and special guests.

“I have been doing this for 30 years. I want the people who have been a part of that journey to feel that it’s a celebration for everyone, for all of us, from the beginning to the present day.”

Usher added at the time that, like his residency show, he wanted to be present on Super Bowl Sunday and enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

“Maybe no one knows I’m doing this, but I’ll go to the edge of the stage and I look up … and I remember when there was nobody here, and it was hard, and it felt like there was nobody. had to come,” he recalled.

“But I see they’re having a good time and I think, ‘Here it is. Honor the moment. Now go have a good time.”

Sunday’s show was Usher’s second Super Bowl halftime appearance. He previously took the stage at Super Bowl XLV in 2011 to perform “OMG” with the Black Eyed Peas.

“Usher is an icon whose music has left an indelible mark on the cultural landscape throughout his career, and we couldn’t be more excited to have him headline this year’s Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show,” said Seth Dudowski, Head of Music for the NFL, Usher as the 2024 headliner. said in a statement declaring as

“We look forward to working with Usher, Roc Nation and Apple Music to bring fans another halftime show for the history books.”

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