Usher celebrated both his past and present when he headlined the Super Bowl 2024 halftime show on (11 February) at the Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada.
The R&B singer headlined the musical extravaganza with a troupe of dancers and special guests, performing some of his biggest hits from the past two decades, in between one of the most nail-biting games in recent memory.
Taylor Swift was there with friends, including Blake Lively and Lana Del Rey, to cheer on her boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, as his team beat the San Francisco 49ers in overtime. The pair shared a romcom-worthy kiss after the Chiefs scored a touchdown and won the game.
Meanwhile, Del Rey was “trampled on” after being knocked over while the VIP guests celebrated the Chiefs’ victory, which was attended by other famous faces including Sir Paul McCartney and Leonardo DiCaprio.
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Usher delivers a dazzling Super Bowl halftime show as jubilant Taylor Swift celebrates with Travis Kelce
Usher performed amid a nail-biting game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, while Swift was ecstatic as her boyfriend Travis Kelce’s team triumphed during overtime
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Usher has been widely praised on social media for his headline performance at the Super Bowl 2024 halftime show.
The R&B singer’s 15-minute set included guest appearances from Alicia Keys, HER, Lil Jon and Ludacris, with renditions of some of his biggest songs including “Yeah!”, “Love in This Club”, “U Got It Bad” and “My Boo”.
He also delivered a number of spectacular dance routines, along with some impressive costume changes.
On social media, one viewer wrote: “The way those hits upon hits kept on transitioning was a mazzaleen [crazy thing to do]. Usher did all that, and still had time to fling on skates and show out. Epic”
Another added: “Usher, Lil Jon, and ludacris being together again literally felt like the avengers assembling for the first time in a decade”
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The R&B star had promised surprise guests and a show that celebrated both his past and present, but fans were left confused when his former mentee and collaborator Justin Bieber wasn’t on stage during the headline performance at the Allegiant Stadium.
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Lana Del Rey knocked over during Super Bowl celebrations
Oops! Lana Del Rey was knocked over while celebrating the Kansas City Chiefs’ win last night.
Lana Del Rey was knocked over during celebrations for the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl win on Sunday, 11 February. The singer was one of several stars alongside Taylor Swift watching Travis Kelce’s Chiefs side triumph, with the cameras panning to the group numerous times throughout the big game. As Blake Lively, Ice Spice, and Swift jumped for joy while celebrating the win, the Summertime Sadness singer was knocked down by a man celebrating next to her. The singer can be seen laughing in the video before falling out of sight.
Usher dazzles fans with quick changes in Super Bowl halftime show performance
How many outfits did Usher wear? If you were watching, you may have been in awe of the amount of costume changes throughout the 15-minute performance.
The 45-year-old wore a white suit covered up with a gem-trimmed coat for his big moment, channelling Michael Jackson while wearing coordinating crystal-covered white gloves and a huge crystal brooch on his jacket.
He then removed his suit jacket to reveal a sparkling silver sleeveless shirt, then later peeled off the layers to reveal a simple tank top before going totally shirtless.
Brittany Miller reports:
Usher performed at Super Bowl on 11 February
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