Everyone was present, except Justin Bieber
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The recent Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show saw a remarkable performance by Usher that captivated viewers around the globe. The renowned 8-time Grammy Award winner, known for his mesmerizing vocals and dynamic dance moves, demonstrated why he has remained a dominant force in the music industry for over twenty years.

Fans and celebrities took to social media to express their excitement, getting caught up in the electrifying performance. Usher’s stage presence showcased his enduring talent and charm, leaving audiences awestruck and grooving along from their homes.


Usher’s Super Bowl halftime show: Every performer who hit the stage

Leading Up to the Show

Prior to taking stage in Vegas, the anticipation around Usher’s performance had social media buzzing with speculations on the songs and guest appearances he would bring. Betting odds on platforms like X (formerly Twitter) favored “My Way” and “OMG” as Usher’s initial song choices. However, as history has shown with past Super Bowl performances, these predictions should be taken with a grain of salt.

Center Stage Performance

Against expectations, Usher opened his set with “Caught Up” instead of “OMG”.

Surprise Guest Appearances

Rumors were rife about surprise performers, and the first special guest to join Usher on stage was Alicia Keys. Together, they delivered a heartfelt rendition of “My Boo,” with Keys stealing the spotlight in a stunning red dress.

Jermaine Dupri also made a surprise appearance during the show.

Ludacris and will.i.am later joined the performance for hit songs like “OMG,” “Turn Down for What,” and “Yeah.” However, the true show stealers were Lil Jon and HER.

Almost everyone showed up for the show, except Justin Bieber.

Usher’s Spectacular Performance

Usher proved he’s far from his 45 years of age during the show. Despite his stylish outfits, a visibly energetic Usher didn’t hesitate to show off his physique by shedding his shirt, showcasing his peak physical performance.

Not to mention, his wardrobe choices were simply outstanding.

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Chance Townsend
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Currently located in Austin, Texas, Chance Townsend works as an Assistant Editor at Mashable. With a Master’s in Journalism from the University of North Texas, his research primarily focuses on online communities, dating apps, and professional wrestling.

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