Usher says Super Bowl Halftime Show performance is ‘moment I’ve been waiting for my whole life’

With anticipation for his Super Bowl performance and the release of his new album “Coming Home,” Usher fans have a lot to look forward to on February 11, 2024.

The eight-time Grammy winner said performing at halftime during Super Bowl LVIII is something he’s always wanted to do since he first started his career.

“Thirty years ago, I made a commitment to offer my best,” Usher told “CBS Mornings.” “And here 30 years later now, it’s being rewarded with one of the most prestigious performances and stages anyone could ever play on.”

“This is a moment I’ve been waiting for all my life and I’m not coming to disappoint. It’s going to be a party,” he said.

Usher said he had known days in advance that this was a possibility, but was in disbelief when Jay Z, who is co-producing the halftime show, extended the invitation to the performance.

“He’s like, ‘It’s your time. It’s the magic moment,'” Usher said.

Usher said his kids had been rooting for him to perform at the Super Bowl for a while. “My kids said, ‘Dad, you should play the Super Bowl.’ I’m telling you. There’s a petition online, and I’m like, ‘You know what, you have to speak these things into existence,'” he said.

After reflecting on the legacy of Super Bowl performers such as Michael Jackson, Beyoncé and Prince, Usher said his desire is to ensure his performance lives up to the high standards set by these iconic artists.

Usher said choosing which of his hits to fit into the 13-minute performance is no small feat.

“I definitely have a long list of people that I’ve collaborated with and also a long list of songs that mean so much to people. For the experience that I’ve had, there’s one song,” Usher said.

“So I’m trying to figure out how to entertain people and make sure they understand the legacy, enjoy the moment and make sure they have a show they’ll never forget,” he said.

Super Bowl LVIII will be at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on February 11, 2024. The game and halftime will be shown on CBS, and halftime is sponsored by Apple Music.

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