Usher Raymond, the eight-time Grammy-winning singer known as Usher, will headline the halftime show of Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas, the National Football League, Roc Nation and Apple Music announced Sunday. It comes in the second year of the league’s multi-year deal with Apple Music and will mark the first time Usher will headline the halftime show.
“It is the honor of a lifetime to finally cross a Super Bowl performance off my bucket list,” Raymond said in a statement. “I can’t wait to give the world a show that’s unlike anything they’ve seen from me before. Thank you to the fans and everyone who made this opportunity possible. I’ll see you very soon.”
Raymond’s performance follows Rihanna, who performed last year in Glendale, Arizona, made her pregnancy public from the towering Super Bowl stage and caught the attention of fans on social media.
The Super Bowl will take place on February 11, 2024 and will be hosted for the first time in Las Vegas at Allegiant Stadium, the pitch-black $2 billion venue built by Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis prior to the team’s move to the Super Bowl. market after the 2019 season. Raymond’s participation comes as a result of the NFL’s partnership with Jay-Z’s sports and entertainment agency Roc Nation, which was signed in 2019 to improve the quality of its halftime shows.