Latest Global News | Super Bowl halftime show 2024 live: Usher fans thrilled by star-studded performance as Taylor Swift watches on

Usher headlines half-time show at Super Bowl LVIII

Usher celebrated both his past and present when he headlined the Super Bowl 2024 halftime show tonight (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.

Fans were somewhat disappointed after Usher’s friend and mentee Justin Bieber failed to appear onstage, despite their collaboration on the pop singer’s 2010 hit “Somebody to Love”.

However, they lapped up appearances from rappers Lil jon and Ludacris for 2004 smash “Yeah!”, and Alica Keys for “My Boo”.

The three-hour-long game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers is broadcasting live on CBS. UK fans will be able to watch the broadcast on ITV1.

Meanwhile, Taylor Swift is officially in the house, after racing from a show in Tokyo to get to the game in time to watch her boyfriend, Chiefs tight-end Travis Kelce, play.

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Watch: Usher headlines half-time show at Super Bowl LVIII

Usher headlines half-time show at Super Bowl LVIII

Roisin O’Connor12 February 2024 01:56

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Fans are disappointed at the lack of any Biebs special appearance

While viewers definitely seemed to enjoy Usher’s show, there is a palpable sense of disappointment at the lack of any surprise appearance from Justin Bieber, who was RIGHT THERE IN THE STADIUM.

A reminder, Usher was Bieber’s mentor after he was discovered by music manager Scooter Braun. They later collaborated on Bieber’s hit song, “Somebody to Love”.

Unfortunately for Biebathons or whatever his fans are called, the pop singer looked content to watch his pal from a box with his wife, model Hailey Bieber/Baldwin.

Roisin O’Connor12 February 2024 01:43

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And just like that….

Is that it?! Just like that, it’s done. I can’t believe that was the full set, he’d just got us all pumped up.

Roisin O’Connor12 February 2024 01:37

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YEAH! Usher is joined by his boys for one of his biggest hits

Honestly, if you’re old like me, this one goes off every time.

Roisin O’Connor12 February 2024 01:36

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HER joins Usher for a Prince-style guitar solo

Loving the Prince vibes from HER, guitar held aloft and everything.

Roisin O’Connor12 February 2024 01:33

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Usher proves himself as one of the great entertainers

Taking some cues from Michael Jackson, Usher is putting on the performance of his lifetime, loaded up with spectacular costume changes, great dance moves and excellent vocals. I’m really enjoying how he’s mixing up the pop bangers with some of his most moving ballads.

Roisin O’Connor12 February 2024 01:31

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Alicia Keys joins Usher during the Super Bowl halftime show!

With a gorgeous red silk cape billowing behind her, Alicia Keys performs a sublime moment from her single, “If I Ain’t Got You”, before a sultry rendition of “My Boo”, her 2004 hit with Usher. Now on to some Confessions bangers!

Roisin O’Connor12 February 2024 01:30

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Travis Kelce clashes with Chiefs coach Andy Reid on sideline

Travis Kelce clashes with Chiefs coach Andy Reid on sideline

Roisin O’Connor12 February 2024 01:07

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Flashback: Taylor Swift and Usher perform ‘Yeah!’ in 2011

Amid the frenzy over Swift’s presence at tonight’s game, a clip has resurfaced of the moment she was joined by tonight’s halftime show headliner, Usher, during her 2011 Speak Now tour.

The duo did a fun rendition of the R&B star’s 2004 hit at what was then known as the Philips Arena (now rebranded as the State Farm Arena), when Swift took on some of the rap verses in place of the track’s featured artists, Lil Jon and Ludacris.

Roisin O’Connor12 February 2024 00:54

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Not long to go before Usher…

If, like me, you have absolutely no idea what’s going on with the sport part of tonight’s event, you’ll be relieved to know that we’ve probably got between 10 to 20 minutes before Usher is due to take to the stage.

Roisin O’Connor12 February 2024 00:49