Usher won’t be the only one with his chops on display at Super Bowl LVIII. Today (Jan. 18), the NFL announced that Post Malone, Andra Day and Reba McEntire were tapped for the big event’s pregame festivities. Malone will provide fans with a rendition of “America the Beautiful” while Day will perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” McEntire will handle the United States’ national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Malone’s upcoming gig will follow his appearance at Fontainebleau Las Vegas for a 2023 New Year’s Eve celebration. According to Billboard, the Texas talent shared a warm message to the attendees before his show came to a close. “It seems like a lot of the time when you look around in the world, it feels like there’s not a lot of love, and I just wanted to say to each and every single one of y’all crazy motherf**kers, I love y’all so much,” Malone reportedly said.
Usher was officially revealed as the Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show headliner back in September 2023. The event will take place in Paradise, Nevada’s Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11.
“Every day, I’m kind of sitting here, and I take a moment to just look at where we’re going to be, which is right there,” Usher recently told Vogue as the aforementioned venue could be seen nearby. “It has to be perfect. I’ve been doing this for 30 years. I want people who have been a part of that journey to feel like it’s a celebration for everybody, for all of us, from the beginning up until this point.”
Usher continued by making his plans for his 13-minute set clear, specifically in regard to the style of music. “This night was specifically curated in my mind to have R&B take the main stage,” the Atlanta star explained. “Not just R&B music, but R&B performance, R&B connection [and] R&B spirit… I’m literally speaking to every woman. I want to make it feel like that.”