See what Usher did with Alicia Keys at the 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show.
The San Francisco 49ers led the Kansas City Chiefs 10-3 as the lights went down for the 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show in Las Vegas, but that game was overshadowed by a lavish celebration of Usher's incredible career.
Usher introduced a maximalist tribute to Las Vegas, Black performance history, and his hometown of Atlanta, adorned in a white blazer and pants set with diamonds.
The singer tore through his iconic discography, incorporating roller skaters, flappers, and dancers reminiscent of Cirque du Soleil into his long set.
With performances on the field as well as an elevated platform encircled by a marching band spelling out his name, Usher commandeered every square inch of Allegiant Stadium.
Usher cruised through decades of songs, starting with "Caught Up," and going on to include "Nice & Slow," "U Don't Have to Call," and "Love In This Club."
Usher, Alicia Keys and others
Usher also introduced several jaw-dropping surprise visitors.
Grammy winner Alicia Keys showed up during the halftime show, as much had been expected, and she looked stunning in a red corseted bodysuit covered in rhinestones.
The two R&B greats gave a touching performance of Keys' 2004 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 smash, "My Boo," after a little clip of their song "If I Ain't Got You."
Oscar-winning R&B singer-songwriter H.E.R., who introduced "Confessions, Pt. II" and Ludacris, who flawlessly delivered his iconic "Yeah!" verse, were among the other guests.
H.E.R. even gave a Prince-esque guitar solo during Usher's jaw-dropping "U Got It Bad" performance before playing the opening licks of "Bad Girl."
Usher made a compelling case at the end of his performance for both his King of R&B title and the need to see him on his upcoming Past Present Future tour.