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Usher appeared enthroned for the Super Bowl halftime show at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, accompanied by a marching band and many of the Vegas performers.
His stay at the center of the show confirmed his status as the ideal break performer – with timeless, recognizable hits, masterful choreography and loyal audiences.
He started with Caught Up, moving on to No Need to Call, Superstar and Love in the Club.
Alicia Keys joined the party in front of a bright red piano for her rendition of ‘My Boo’, If I Ain’t Got You, while Usher lost his glove in a tribute to Michael Jackson.
“They said they couldn’t do it,” he told the crowd as they dedicated the set to “mother”.
For 13 minutes during the break, Usher brought out guests including HER, Jermaine Dupri and Lil Jon for “Tun Down for What,” which was followed by Yes! and a guest appearance from Ludacris.
For three decades, the R&B superstar has had an endless treasure trove of hits – and he’s done it with a costume change and OMG’s roller skates, one moment slipping between will.i.am’s legs.
Usher’s album Confessions is one of the best-selling musical projects of all time and turns 20 this year; Burn became easy work.
Over the past two years, Usher, 45, has made Vegas a home for his unique talents, with his sold-out residency – Usher: My Way – at Dolby Live at the Park MGM making him the perfect choice for Sunday’s set .
The eight-time Grammy Award-winner is no stranger to the Super Bowl stage — he guest-starred with Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am in 2011.
In his first Super Bowl performance, he descended from the stadium ceiling to perform OMG in Arlington, Texas.
“Don’t take moments for granted, because you only get 13 of them,” he said ahead of his 2024 career, referring to the allotted 13 minutes of running time.
“The hardest part is trying to figure out how to squeeze it all in when you have a big catalog or a lot of records that people celebrate and love.”
With a doubt, he understood exactly how to do it.