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Usher’s amazing Super Bowl halftime show featured strip tease, roller skates, and so many guest stars

Usher’s Super Bowl halftime show was so good.

Usher brought the hits. He brought out numerous guest stars. He brought his roller stakes and his shirt ... only to take both of them off.

Usher’s Super Bowl halftime show was fantastic. The 45-year-old singer has been a music superstar for four decades, and his catalog is as deep as anyone in the industry. He proved it on the biggest stage in the world as he took the stage while the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers went into the locker room for a break.

Usher played “Love in the Club,” “OMG,” “Confessions,” “Yeah!,” “Turn Down for What,” “You Got it Bad,” and many more. He brought out Alicia Keys, H.E.R., Lil Jon, Ludacris, and others. After what was mostly a sloppy and poorly played first half, Usher’s performance was the clear highlight of The Big Game so far. Watch Usher’s full 2024 Super Bowl halftime show here:

Fans on social media were cheering and swooning throughout Usher’s performance. Here’s a small sampling of the reaction while Usher was on stage.

In sum, Usher just gave us one of the better Super Bowl halftime shows in recent memory.

The eight-time Grammy Award-winning artist was announced as the halftime show performer after being “hand-picked” by Jay-Z, whose company, Roc Nation, has been the producer of the show since 2019. While there were some detractors who consider Usher past his prime, he’s absolutely one of the biggest R&B stars of all time, and the hype grew as the game approached.

Here’s the set list for Usher’s Super Bowl halftime show:

Last year’s performer, Rihanna, absolutely killed while performing some of her biggest hits. On top of that, she did the whole thing while pregnant — so there was a lot for Usher to live up to.