Usher and guests surprise at the Super Bowl LVIII halftime show

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The cataloged “King of R&B”, Usherjumped onto the stage this Sunday specially assembled for his performance thanks to the work done together by Apple Music, the NFL and Roc Nation.

There are events that over the years have given us incredible symbolic acts, those moments that we mark in our agendas and eagerly await their arrival. What does it matter if you are not an expert on the game and are just a spectator of the season, the NFL championship game has become one of the most anticipated thanks to its historic halftime shows.

Approximately three decades ago, Michael Jackson presented one of the best Halftime Shows of history, at the same time Usher He made his artistic debut with his first studio album; This 2024 he was in charge of headlining the halftime show of the NFL final produced by Roc Nation, the entertainment group founded by the rap star Jay Z. The LVIII edition of the Super Bowl was held at the Las Vegas headquarters, the Allegiant Stadium.

In addition to The Weeknd and a number of hip hop artists such as Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar have set the pace in recent years, but in this edition, Usher He was chosen to take over Rihanna who delighted the public last February with his incredible show and which was part of the most watched in the world.

Apple Music was commissioned to break such news through a video in which he pays tribute to the career of the pop and R&B singer. Watch the video here:

Post Malone and Andrea Daywere in charge of opening the night to the sound of “America The Beautiful” and “Lift Every Voice And Sing” respectively. Watch his full presentation here:

As the next act, we had the singer Reba McEntireconsidered one of the best exponents of country music, who was in charge of interpreting the American national anthem, same name “The Star-Spangled Banner”.

Reba Mcentire Anthem

The show began with the field filled with dancers around them, dressed in an all-white ‘Michael Jackson and interpreting “Caught Up/ U Don’t Have to Call.”

Illuminated with blue lights and wearing a bright red outfit, Alicia Keys appeared in the middle of the esplanade interpreting and reliving great eras with “If I Ain’t Got You” and “My Boo”.

After the company of Keys and presenting himself with a solo, H.E.R. He surprised us with his great interpretation of “U Got It Bad”. H.E.R. In collaboration with the king of the night, they released ““Risk It All” last year.

After the iconic white Dolce & Gabbana suit that he wore at the beginning, Usher He changed to a royal blue and black outfit, with shiny applications and a design that gave a little emphasis to the pads worn by American football players.

Almost finished, Will I Am and Jermaine Dupri They were part of the show to interpret “OMG” while dancers rolled around on roller skates.

“Turn Down for What” It was one of the most iconic songs that played within the Allegiant Stadium. Lil Jon He appeared in the middle of the crowd while they were carrying him, thus having one of the most iconic moments of the night.

luda and Lil Jon They were the ones who accompanied Usher to close the show to the rhythm of the legendary song “Yeah!”. Without a doubt, one of the presentations of the night that was most speculated and expected was the appearance of Justin Bieber to interpret their collaborative success “Somebody To Love”, however Bieber It was just part of the public. But that did not affect the most anticipated show of the year, since the LVIII edition of the Superbowl gave us a night full of emotions and surprises, being part of history with the emblematic Halftime Shows.

Here we share some of the most iconic memes of the moment, don’t forget to share yours:

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