Shirtless Usher Rocks (And Rolls) At Super Bowl 2024 With Special Guests Alicia Keys, HER, Ludacris & More

Consider the fact that Usher was a special guest of the Black Eyed Peas — the freaking Black Eyed Peas — when the “I Gotta Feeling” foursome headlined the Super Bowl XLV halftime show in 2011.

How will.i.am, Fergie and crew ever land Usher in a backup role on music’s biggest stage that’s enough to make anyone “OMG”?

But 13 years after Usher broke into the pea — it was the best thing about one of the weakest Super Bowl halftime shows ever as figure skaters Dorothy Hamill and Brian Boitano took top billing in 2010’s “Winter Magic”-themed extravaganza. Justice was finally served on Sunday when Usher had his own career moment.

This time — in the middle of a showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers — at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas — it was will.i.am. who made a quick cameo during “OMG” as Usher Raymond IV reminded us of the superstar that he’s 30 after making his self-titled debut at 15.

Now 45 — and in the midst of a killer comeback that was jumpstarted by his sold-out “My Way” residency that made him the biggest stud in Sin City — Usher is still Usher, baby.

And hot on the heels of his smokin’ new album “Coming Home,” which was released Friday, Daddy sealed his return to the top of pop with a performance full of fancy footwork and soulful vocals as he effortlessly grooved through hit after hit.

Going Vegas-y for “Caught Up,” he welcomed his first guests: Alicia Keys, who duetted on “My Boo” before launching into “You Don’t Have to Call” and the marching-band “Love in This Club.” Before doing so she did some piano for “If I Haven’t Met You”.

Then, after an appearance by opening producer Jermaine Dupree, he hit his slower pace with “Confessions Part II” and “You Got It Bad,” with another guest, “Coming Home” collaborator HER, coming out with a bit on guitar. A bit of a “bad girl”.

But as expected, Lil Jon and Ludacris were the biggest guests of the night when they filled Allegiant Stadium with “Yes!” Joined to rotate together. final

It’s a reminder of the all-important force that Usher is as an artist. And “Coming Home” — his first solo LP in eight years — proves he’s still a very relevant recording artist, taking R&B fans to a place that feels like home.

Usher would wait until he was good and ready before “coming home”.

“Although I went through a lot of experiences that I found interesting and gave me some really cool topics and things to talk about and share, I didn’t feel like I was ready to share a full body of work yet,” he said. told The Post. “There were some things that needed to be worked on, and I think now is the time.”

Certainly, it was usher time on Sunday night.

“This is a legacy moment — and a legacy moment that has given me the opportunity to celebrate in a place that I call home away from home: Las Vegas,” he said. “It’s like home to me now.”

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