If there is an undeniable fact about UsherHe knows how to act! The R&B singer, 45, went all out for his Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show on Sunday, giving fans everything he promised before and more.
Usher showed off his acclaimed showmanship by starting his performance from a mirror throne and singing the classic song “Caught Up.”
Dancing across the field flanked by dancers and acrobats, Usher sang an epic medley of some of his biggest hits, including “Love In This Club.”
Usher has been teasing fans with details about his performance since he was revealed to headline the halftime show in September. Speaking with ET ahead of Sunday’s big game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs, the artist was shy about speculation that collaborators would join him ludacris and Lil Jon on the stage.
“I’d be a fool not to play ‘Yes!’ Let’s start there,” she admitted. “It would be foolish to come all the way to Vegas, Jon is here, Luda is here, and not play ‘Yes!'”
However, when it came to other artists… J Balvin and bts‘Jungkook appeared in the trailer released last month — Usher remained silent, although he did joke. a recent interview that there would “definitely” be some special guests joining him on stage.
The singer also shared that he “changed a few things” in his daily routine to ensure he was in shape for the epic performance. “In the process of preparing for the Super Bowl, I obviously wanted to make sure I was at my peak health,” he said. “I stopped eating gluten. I cut down on sugar, all alcohol, I haven’t smoked a cigarette or anything.”
While it’s been a hectic few months of preparation leading up to the big day, Usher shared that for him it’s “definitely been an amazing time.”
“I love all the cameras, I love the energy, I love the people,” he marveled. “More than anything. I remind myself to smile. Most of the time you are so caught up in being serious and making sure everything is perfect and has a certain intensity. Every day I come, I try to give positive energy. No “No matter how tired I am, no matter how exhausted I am the day before, I’m smiling. Because I am here”.
“We worked to be here and everyone who is here deserves to be here,” he continued. “Sometimes we need to be reminded that we deserve to have what we have. And we get so caught up in trying to keep it that we don’t enjoy it. So I really want to enjoy this moment, smile and enjoy it.” “.
As for what you hoped viewers and fans would take away from the show?
“There’s more than one way to sustain a career,” he noted. “You’re never too old, you’re never too young, it all works together, but all you need is to believe that you can, and that’s what Las Vegas represents to me.”
Usher said that for him, the Super Bowl is the culmination not only of years of work, but also of the last few months he has spent performing at his residency at Park MGM.
“There were 101 shows here, 100 of them sold out,” he reflected. “And the next one I’m about to have in a couple of days is a crescendo of my faith in this city and the celebration of my 30-year career.”
It’s definitely been worth it!
Super Bowl LVIII – which airs on CBS and is broadcast live Supreme+ – I sat down Leal Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, and has the Kansas City Chiefs taking on the San Francisco 49ers. Keep checking and online For more on the big game, including photos, exclusive interviews and more.