Usher to perform at Super Bowl LVII halftime show

The NFL has a history of announcing the Super Bowl Halftime performer during Week 4, which rang true once again as the Apple Music Halftime performer has been announced as Usher. This will be the second time that he has been part of the midgame performance.

Usher, an eight-time Grammy Award winner previously was a guest at the Super Bowl XLV halftime show in 2011. A show that was headlined by The Black Eyed Peas.

“It’s an honor of a lifetime to finally check a Super Bowl performance off my bucket list,” Usher said in a statement. “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.”

“Confessions” springboarded Usher into stardom. The song sold more than 10 million units in the United States and earned him eight nominations at the 2005 Grammys, winning him three.

Usher, 44, is currently headlining his “Usher: My Way” residency in Las Vegas, which has drawn sold-out shows and rave reviews. He is expected to wrap up his residency in early December before he makes his Super Bowl halftime appearance a couple months later.

“Ever since his debut at the age of 15, he’s been charting his own unique course,” Jay-Z said of Usher, who released his debut self-titled album in 1994, adding, “Beyond his flawless singing and exceptional choreography, Usher bares his soul. His remarkable journey has propelled him to one of the grandest stages in the world. I can’t wait to see the magic.”

Roc Nation and Emmy-winning producer Jesse Collins will serve as co-executive producers of the halftime show. Hamish Hamilton returns as director. It’s the second collaboration between the NFL, Apple Music and Roc Nation.

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