Usher will headline the Super Bowl LVIII halftime show, announces new album release date

Usher will headline the Super Bowl LVIII halftime show, announces new album release date

Usher will be the headlining performer at the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show.

Apple Music, the NFL, Roc Nation, and Usher confirmed the news on social media, sharing a video of the artist getting the call about the gig from none other than new horror actress Kim Kardashian.

"It's an honor of a lifetime to finally check a Super Bowl performance off my bucket list," Usher said in a statement to EW. "I can't wait to bring the world a show unlike anything else they've seen from me before. Thank you to the fans and everyone who made this opportunity happen. I'll see you real soon."

Soon after the news, the singer revealed more details about his highly anticipated ninth studio album. The record, titled Coming Home, will be released Feb. 11, the same day he will perform at the Super Bowl. The album will include his recent hit single "Good Good," featuring 21 Savage and Summer Walker.

"We've put a lot of thought and creativity into this new album to tell a story that is open to interpretation and that will connect with people in different ways," Usher said of Coming Home in a statement. "I know this has been a long time coming for my fans, and what I'll say is that all good things come to those who wait. I hope you enjoy it once you hear it."

Usher, who was first discovered on Star Search 20 years ago, has become one of the best-selling artists in American music history, selling more than 80 million albums worldwide and winning eight Grammy awards. His Billboard chart success includes nine Hot 100 No. 1 hits and 18 Hot 100 Top 10 singles.

Usher will do the 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show.
Usher will do the 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show.

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The decorated artist is approaching the end of his Las Vegas residency, which is set to run through Dec. 2. He also recently released "Boyfriend," with a video featuring Keke Palmer.

Usher's performance will follow that of Rihanna, who presented hits from her bottomless catalog at the 2023 halftime show while pregnant. The year before, the performance featured a star-studded troupe that included Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and 50 Cent.

The 2024 Super Bowl halftime show will be presented by Apple Music and take place on Feb. 11, 2024, the same day Usher's new album, Coming Home, drops.

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