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 gained eight Grammys, stated he’s trying ahead to acting on the NFL’s largest stage.

“It’s an honor of a lifetime to finally check a Super Bowl performance off my bucket list,” Usher stated in a press release. “I can’t wait to bring the world a show unlike anything else they’ve seen from me before.”

Usher spring boarded into superstardom with “Confessions,” which offered greater than 10 million models within the U.S. and earned him eight nominations on the 2005 Grammys, successful him three. He misplaced album of the 12 months to Ray Charles’ ultimate album “Genius Loves Company,” launched two months after the legend died.

“Confessions” ranks amongst one of many best-selling music initiatives of all time and launched No. 1 hits akin to “Yeah!” with Ludacris and Lil Jon, “Burn” and “Confessions Part II.” His particular version model included the graceful 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 Way” residency in Las Vegas, which has drawn sold-out exhibits and rave critiques. He is 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 “Light It Up.”

Roc Nation founder Jay-Z known as Usher the last word “artist and showman.”

“Ever since his debut at the age of 15, he’s been charting his own unique course,” he stated of Usher, who launched his debut self-titled album in 1994. In whole, he’s launched eight studio initiatives that had been crammed with hits together with “U Got It Bad,” “U Remind Me,” “You Make Me Wanna,” “Nice & Slow” and “Love In This Club” with Jeezy.

“Beyond his flawless singing and exceptional choreography, Usher bares his soul,” Jay-Z continued. “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 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 sector for a s pectacular halftime present – her first solo occasion in seven years.

“We are so proud of what we were able to accomplish together with the NFL and Roc Nation last year and now with the insanely talented Usher set to take the stage we’re looking forward to another incredible Halftime Show from one of the world’s all-time greatest performers,” stated Oliver Schusser, Apple’s Vice President of Apple Music, Apple TV+, Sports activities, and Beats.

Usher will be part of an inventory of celebrated musicians who’ve performed throughout Tremendous Bowl halftime exhibits together with Beyoncé, Madonna, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Coldplay, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, U2, Woman Gaga, Michael Jackson and Katy Perry.

“Usher is an icon whose music has left an indelible mark on the cultural landscape throughout his career,” stated Seth Dudowsky, NFL Head of Music.

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