By Karli Poliziani

Attention All 2000s R&B Fans: Usher is Taking Center Stage at Super Bowl LVIII’s Halftime Show

It's Usher, baby.
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INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA: In this image released on August 2, Usher performs onstage during a taping of iHeartRadio’s Living Black 2023 Block Party in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartRadio )

The countdown to Super Bowl LVIII just got a whole lot more exciting with the recent NFL announcement, in collaboration with event partners Apple Music and Roc Nation, that renowned R&B legend Usher will be headlining the halftime show.

As the news spreads like wildfire across social media platforms, fans and football enthusiasts alike are buzzing with anticipation for what promises to be another history-making performance.

Super Bowl LVIII is scheduled to take place on February 11, 2024, at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium. This marks a historic occasion as the Super Bowl will make its debut in Sin City.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 15: Usher Performs at the grand opening of Usher: My Way – The Vegas Residency at Dolby Live at Park MGM on July 15, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for Dolby Live at Park MGM)

Usher, a household name in the world of entertainment, has been a dominant force in the music industry for over two decades. His illustrious career has seen him win numerous awards, including eight Grammy Awards, and release chart-topping hits that have left an undisputed mark on pop and R&B music.

With a career that has constantly evolved, we’re *selfishly* hoping the icon delivers a dynamic performance that spans his greatest hits, from early classics like “U Got It Bad” to more recent tracks like “Boyfriend,” which features Keke Palmer in the highly-talked about music video after drama with her ex, Darius Jackson.

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GLENDALE, ARIZONA – FEBRUARY 12: Rihanna performs during Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation)

From legendary performances by artists like Michael Jackson and Prince to more recent iconic halftime shows like Rihanna’s — where the Fenty Beauty founder debuted her baby bump for the first time on stage — the Super Bowl halftime shows have become as iconic as the game itself, often featuring a star-studded lineup that never fails to impress.

As Super Bowl LVIII approaches, we predict that the excitement surrounding Usher’s halftime show will only continue to build. With his undeniable talent and showmanship, there’s no doubt that he will make this year’s halftime performance a memorable one.

This story first appeared on GRAZIA US.