Renowned singer Alicia Keys is set to make a special appearance alongside her longtime friend, Usher, during his highly anticipated Super Bowl halftime show.
The 43-year-old artist, who previously collaborated with Usher on the 2004 chart-topping single “My Boo,” was recently spotted rehearsing with the 45-year-old star inside Allegiant Stadium in Vegas, according to reports from TMZ.
Usher Teases Mystery Guests, Considers Justin Bieber Collaboration
Usher has been generating excitement by teasing surprise guests for his halftime performance, with talks of a potential collaboration with Justin Bieber.
The R&B icon expressed his desire to have Lil Jon and Ludacris join him on stage for their hit song “Yeah!” During an interview with People, Usher emphasized the importance of including the iconic track in the show.
While nothing is confirmed, TMZ reports that Usher is actively engaging in direct discussions with Justin Bieber, who recently returned to the stage after battling Ramsay Hunt syndrome, causing facial paralysis.
Usher and Bieber’s Enduring Friendship
The connection between Usher and Justin Bieber dates back to 2008 when Usher, recognizing the young talent’s potential, signed him to his record label.
Their collaboration on “Somebody to Love,” the second single from Justin’s debut studio album, marked the beginning of a lasting friendship.
In a recent interview, Usher spoke about his investment in their friendship, stating, “I’m more invested in our friendship than just having the dynamic to create something together.”
Usher’s Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Performance
As the headlining act for the Super Bowl LVIII halftime show at Allegiant Stadium, Usher is poised to deliver an unforgettable performance when the San Francisco 49ers face off against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The star-studded lineup also includes Reba McEntire singing the national anthem, Post Malone performing “America The Beautiful,” and Andra Day singing “Lift Every Voice And Sing” as part of the pregame festivities.
Usher’s Busy Week Leading Up to Super Bowl Sunday
In addition to his Super Bowl appearance, Usher is set to release his latest album and has announced a new North American tour, adding to the excitement surrounding his career.
Having previously performed at the Super Bowl in 2011 alongside will.i.am, Usher views that experience as a valuable “cheat sheet” for his upcoming halftime show.
As anticipation builds for the grand event at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium, Usher’s dynamic performances and star-studded collaborations promise an entertainment spectacle like no other.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn