The Super Bowl is set to take place in Las Vegas for the first time this February, sparking interest from numerous musical artists to perform at the halftime show. Despite annual rumors of a possible performance by Taylor Swift, the NFL’s hope for the pop icon to headline will have to wait another year.
There are many artists with ties to Vegas through residencies, and the NFL, in partnership with Roc Nation, had to make a decision on the direction of the show. They ultimately chose Usher, who is concluding his Vegas residency later this year. The renowned R&B artist will perform a medley of his biggest hits at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024.
The NFL announced the news with a video featuring Kim Kardashian, where she appears on a phone call from an Usher music video.
While there are always debates about who should have been chosen and fan theories that turned out to be incorrect, Usher is a solid choice given his extensive history of hits, exceptional live performance skills, and ability to carry a solo halftime performance. Coincidentally, his next album, “Coming Home,” is set to release on the same day as the Super Bowl – February 11, 2024.