In an exclusive interview with "Good Morning America" on Friday, renowned R&B superstar Usher shared his exhilarating anticipation for the upcoming 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show. Known globally for hits like “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love,” the singer is set to headline the prestigious event on February 11, bringing a profound tribute to the legacy of Black artists in the music industry.
Usher's performance is not just about showcasing his immense talent but also about honoring the path-breaking contributions of Black artists who have shaped the R&B genre. "It's a major thing for me," Usher expressed, reflecting on the historical struggles and triumphs of Black musicians in America.
He elaborated on the poignant history of Black artists, who often faced harsh realities and discrimination, yet continued to create and inspire through their art. "So I’m coming through the front door with this one,” he declared, symbolizing a moment of pride and progress.
Usher's Collective Triumph
In a heartfelt acknowledgment, Usher emphasized the collective journey that has marked his career. “I didn’t start where I am now, and I didn’t get there by myself,” he stated, appreciating the support and love from his fans, colleagues, and those who felt overlooked in the industry.
This Super Bowl performance, for Usher, is a shared victory, a moment where he brings with him the spirit and dreams of many. The 2024 Super Bowl is not just about football but also a celebration of diverse musical talents.
Joining Usher in the lineup are a variety of artists, each bringing their unique flavor to the event. Country music icon Reba McEntire is set to deliver the national anthem, while the versatile Post Malone will perform “America the Beautiful”.
Andra Day will add to the patriotic spirit with “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” and the acclaimed DJ Tiesto is slated to be the game's first official in-game DJ.