While Usher‘s smash hit Las Vegas residency is one factor he landed the 2024 Super Bowl halftime programhe makes it clear in a brand-new interview that his preparation started long before his current Vegas stint.
“When I got the call, I resembled, ‘Man, I’ve been working actually difficult my whole profession,'” he informed Additional“The preparation didn’t begin within the last 2 years of carrying out in Las Vegas. It truly began 30 years earlier, and my dedication to it and the journey that I’ve taken musically is why I believe I’m considered that minute.”
He got that call from Jay-Z– the chairman and creator of Roc Nation, which has actually produced the Super Bowl halftime program because Jennifer Lopez and Shakira took the phase in Miami in 2020– and Usher remembered Hov informing him: “It’s your magic minute. This is it. This is your Michael minute.”
“I resembled, ‘That’s a great deal of pressure, brother,'” Usher chuckled. “But numerous unbelievable artists that I appreciate played that phase, whether it was Beyoncé, Prince. … It’s like, ‘Wow, it’s the most compact 13 minutes of your life.'”
What can fans anticipate from the halftime gig? “You’re going to get struck records,” he teased. “I do wish to play the tunes that individuals certainly acknowledge and the ones that I commemorate. I’ve had the ability to laugh, I have actually had the ability to sob, I have actually been susceptible, I’ve been informing and sincere. … I discovered actually terrific methods to assist us interact much better through my music which event is inside this curation.”
He likewise hinted that some visitors might perhaps join him onstage at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium. “I’ve likewise teamed up with a great deal of individuals at the same time, so … there’s an event there. … I simply offered everything to you. You got ta decipher it.”
We’ll need to wait up until Feb. 11 to totally decipher what Usher has actually prepared. “It does not get any larger,” Usher stated of the Super Bowl area.