The NFL’s announcement of Usher as the headline act for the Super Bowl LVIII halftime show has ignited a mixed response among fans. While some celebrate the choice, others question Usher’s relevance in the current music scene.
Usher, the eight-time Grammy Award winner known for hits like ‘Yeah!’ and ‘U Got It Bad,’ will take the stage at the highly anticipated Super Bowl halftime show in Paradise, Las Vegas. This marks the fifth collaboration between the NFL and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, despite Usher not being officially signed to the label. The 2023 Super Bowl halftime show featured Rihanna, sponsored by Apple Music.
Usher’s extensive musical career, with nine No. 1 hits and 18 top 10 singles on the Billboard charts since 1997, has left fans speculating about potential surprise guest appearances during his performance. However, opinions on social media are sharply divided.
Some fans expressed excitement about Usher’s upcoming performance, reminiscing about his past hits and anticipating an iconic show. Others, however, criticized the choice, questioning its relevance and suggesting that the Super Bowl halftime show should feature a more current and popular artist.
Despite the debate, Usher’s Las Vegas residency, which began in 2022, has garnered significant attention and acclaim. While opinions vary, it’s clear that Usher’s Super Bowl performance will be a highly anticipated event in February.