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Yeah! Highlights From Usher’s Star-Studded Super Bowl Halftime Show Performance

As we expected, Usher sent the audience into a frenzy during his highly anticipated Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show performance on Feb. 11. While zooming through a medley of some of his biggest hits, the eight-time Grammy winner bought out Alicia Keys, Lil John, Ludacris, H.E.R. and for an unforgettable set filled with singing, roller skating, and show-stopping choreography. 

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On Sunday, the 45-year-old singer kicked off his Halftime Show performance with “Caught Up,” a classic featured on his fourth studio album Confessions in 2004. Dressed in a gleaming white jacket and matching trousers, the iconic R&B star channeled the spirit of the late great Michael Jackson as he twirled, moonwalked, and sang alongside his team of hyped-up dancers.

Then, the Atlanta-bred star launched into his Neptunes-produced hit “U Don’t Have To Call” and “Superstar” shortly after.

What did you make of Usher’s performance at the Super Bowl tonight?

— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) February 12, 2024


Usher Brought Out Alicia Keys For A Sexy Duet

The high-energy performance took a steamy turn when Usher brought out Alicia Keys to join him for a duet of “My Boo.” Donning a red jumpsuit embroidered with silver gems and a stunning train, Keys served face and body alongside the “Yeah!” singer during her sultry appearance. At one point, Usher swooped in from behind and pulled the 43-year-old songstress in for a hug, touching her hips as he embraced the beautiful star.   

Usher is 45 and Alicia Keys is 43 and I’m wondering what they’ve been doing to stay young and fit 🤯 Mind blowing performance at the superbowl half time show 👏👏 wow 😍

— CHARLOTTE NICOLE 🕊 (@charllycolegh) February 12, 2024


H.E.R. Performed An Amazing Guitar Solo During “U Got It Bad”

Later in the show, a shirtless Usher brought out H.E.R. for a soul-stirring rendition of “U Got It Bad,” the second official single from his third studio album 8701.  The 27-year-old songbird sent the crowd wild when she came in to play an epic guitar solo of the song’s iconic guitar riff.

Okay enough about usher and Alicia keys let’s talk about how H.E.R ATEEEEEEE on that guitar thoo 😮‍💨😍

— Tee🦋 (@teeelatricee) February 12, 2024


Usher Ends with “Yeah!”And “OMG”

The energy did not stop there. Usher tapped for a performance of their hit song “OMG.” The singer brought out a troop of roller skaters to share the stage with him and the former Black Eyes Peas frontman, before ending with another timeless banger — “Yeah!” Lil John, Ludacris, and Jackson State University marching band, Sonic Boom of the South, joined the Texas native for the blowout performance.

Usher, Lil Jon and Ludacris reunite at the Super Bowl halftime show for “Yeah!”

— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) February 12, 2024

Netizens on X, formerly Twitter, had a lot to say about Usher’s high-energy Halftime Show. Some people were blown away by the performance. Several claimed Usher’s star-studded production was in the top 5 “best” Super Bowl Halftime Show performances of all time. The R&B singer’s heavy emphasis on choreography was a bummer for some fans who wanted to hear him sing more. A few people criticized the star for getting a little too touchy-feely with Alicia Keys. X users pondered if the singer’s husband, Swizz Beats, was offended by their close encounter.

No cap, Usher delivered a top 5 all time Super Bowl halftime show. He had the hits, the guest appearances, the choreography, the marching band, flawless transitions, ROLLERSKATING! That performance was undeniable. 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

— Oluwapelumi – God with me (@PelsOfWisdom) February 12, 2024

He didn’t sing, At all. Just music played. And other singers sang. Easily bottom 5 all time.

— Andrew (@Adrew6677) February 12, 2024

Man, y’all say what the hell y’all want but @Usher done turned this Super Bowl Halftime Show the hell out. What a job! What a job! That was a damn good job!

— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) February 12, 2024

I ain’t gone even lie. If Alicia Keyes was my wife. There would have been Serious Gun Play in Vegas tonight. Usher needs to stop this shit

— Karactekus 2.0 also known as Brown Gravy😂 (@Mobley13Tony) February 12, 2024

very very nice… all those hit songs under 20minutes is super Impressive

— djtitusug (@djtitusug) February 12, 2024



What did you think of Usher’s Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show performance? Was it a bop or a flop? Tell us in the comments section.

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