Watch Usher and Lil Jon’s Super Bowl Halftime performance
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Watch Usher and Lil Jon's Super Bowl Halftime performance

Last year, the NFL announced that Usher would be the headline act of the Super Bowl LVIII halftime show, and on February 11th, he took to the stage for an epic performance that blew the world away.

As the creative producer of the past four Super Bowl halftime shows, Jay-Z was the figure who approached Usher to let him know he would have the herculean task of entertaining the nation this year, and he delivered by performing a medley of his greatest hits, with some special guests included.

The singer (real name Usher Raymond) performed tracks such as ‘U Don’t Have to Call,’ ‘Superstar,’ ‘Love in This,’ ‘Burn,’ Caught Up,’ ‘OMG,’ and his smash hit ‘Yeah!’ For his performance of ‘My Boo,’ Raymond brought out New York singer Alicia Keys. Ludacris and Lil Jon came out for ‘Yeah!’ and dozens of dancers and costume changes were involved in the spectacle.

H.E.R. also joined in later for a searing guitar solo halfway through the show. Usher announced that he would be performing at the at the Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada, late last year. For the last two years, Usher has been performing as a resident artist in Las Vegas and this latest show has thrust him back into the limelight.

The show also helped him promote his latest studio album, Coming Home, which arrived on February 9th. At one point, a marching band spelled out “USHER” on the field and Raymond even performed a segment on roller-skates.

Aside from Usher, Andra Day performed Before the match between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs, singing ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing.’ Post Malone and Reba McEntire then performed where they sang ‘America the Beautiful’ and ‘Star-Spangled Banner,’ respectively.

Although Usher’s performance was outstanding when he took to the stage, many turned their heads to Beyonce, who announced she was releasing a country album. You can watch Usher perform below.