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Usher Says He's Down To Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show

Usher is the latest musical act willing to throw his performance hat in the ring in regards to headlining the Super Bowl Halftime show.

via: Uproxx

Usher is among the most revered R&B singers of the past few decades. But, even with his career spanning thirty years, there are still a few things the “Glu” singer has unmarked on his professional bucket list. The musician’s Las Vegas residency is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to showcasing his beloved discography.

During an interview with Access Hollywood, Usher threw his hat in the ring to be the next Super Bowl Halftime Show. When asked if he’d be open to it, Usher replied, “I’d be a fool to say no.”

“I’ve had the opportunity to grace the stage before in support [performing] ‘OMG’ with Will.I.Am, but that was one moment,” said Usher.

Despite a viral tweet claiming the singer didn’t have enough pop tracks to take the Super Bowl stage, Usher dismissed the remarks, saying, “I think I have a catalog that obviously speaks for itself.”

Remaining humble, the entertainer said, “So, to be able to celebrate on that day — it’s obviously about football, but everybody really anticipates the performance. You know? Seeing Michael Jackson perform. Recently, seeing Snoop [Dogg] and [Dr.] Dre and all of them perform. Seeing so many incredible performances like Prince — it has always been kind of a bucket list thing.”

Usher closed by joking, “How do I make it happen?”

It’s worth noting that in a since deleted tweet that Usher said he was willingly to wait, perhaps for the 2025 Super Bowl that takes place in Atlanta.

I've been advocating for Usher to headline the Halftime show for a while, and I stand by my feelings that he'd be a perfect candidate. He's charismatic, an amazing stage performer, and has a mixture of R&B, hip hop, pop and dance hits to pull from. Plus he's killing it with his own residency in Vegas.

So Halftime people - I know about the 2025 tweet, but I say they need to get to negotiating a deal for Usher to headline your show in 2024.

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