LOS ANGELES — Usher has a brand new confession: The Grammy winner will headline the Apple Music Tremendous Bowl Halftime Present in Las Vegas.
The NFL, Apple Music and Roc Nation introduced Sunday that Usher would lead the halftime festivities from Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11. The music megastar, who has received eight Grammys, mentioned he’s trying ahead to acting on the NFL’s greatest stage.
“It’s an honor of a lifetime to lastly verify a Tremendous Bowl efficiency off my bucket listing,” Usher mentioned in an announcement. “I can’t wait to deliver the world a present in contrast to anything they’ve seen from me earlier than.”
Usher spring boarded into superstardom with “Confessions,” which bought greater than 10 million items within the U.S. and earned him eight nominations on the 2005 Grammys, profitable him three. He misplaced album of the 12 months to Ray Charles’ ultimate album “Genius Loves Firm,” launched two months after the legend died.
“Confessions” ranks amongst one of many best-selling music tasks of all time and launched No. 1 hits corresponding to “Yeah!” with Ludacris and Lil Jon, “Burn” and “Confessions Half II.” His particular version model included the sleek hit “My Boo,” a duet with Alicia Keys. Subsequent 12 months will mark the twentieth anniversary of the epic album.
Usher, 44, is presently headlining his “Usher: My Approach” residency in Las Vegas, which has drawn sold-out reveals and rave critiques. He’s additionally starting an eight-night block of performances in Paris on Sunday. Usher is predicted to wrap up his Las Vegas residency in early December earlier than he makes his Tremendous Bowl halftime look a pair months later.
The singer has served as a coach on NBC’s “The Voice” and appeared in a number of movies together with “Hustlers” and “Mild It Up.”
Roc Nation founder Jay-Z referred to as Usher the final word “artist and showman.”
“Ever since his debut on the age of 15, he’s been charting his personal distinctive course,” he mentioned of Usher, who launched his debut self-titled album in 1994. In complete, he’s launched eight studio tasks that have been crammed with hits together with “U Bought It Unhealthy,” “U Remind Me,” “You Make Me Wanna,” “Good & Sluggish” and “Love In This Membership” with Jeezy.
“Past his flawless singing and distinctive choreography, Usher bares his soul,” Jay-Z continued. “His outstanding journey has propelled him to one of many grandest levels on the planet. I can’t wait to see the magic.”
Roc Nation and Emmy-winning producer Jesse Collins will function co-executive producers of the halftime present. Hamish Hamilton returns as director. It’s the second collaboration between the NFL, Apple Music and Roc Nation.
Final 12 months, a pregnant Rihanna emerged suspended on a platform above the sphere for a s pectacular halftime present – her first solo occasion in seven years.
“We’re so happy with what we have been capable of accomplish along with the NFL and Roc Nation final 12 months and now with the insanely proficient Usher set to take the stage we’re trying ahead to a different unbelievable Halftime Present from one of many world’s all-time best performers,” mentioned Oliver Schusser, Apple’s Vice President of Apple Music, Apple TV+, Sports activities, and Beats.