Usher Wants His Super Bowl Performance To Be Nothing Short Of Perfect

The singer isn't holding anything back for his upcoming show.

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The Superbowl Halftime Show is one of the biggest stages any musical artist can take on. So when the biggest stars in all of music perform they try and bring out all the stops. In recent years Rihanna brought impressive scale to the event with suspended platforms. The year before Dr. Dre delivered an intricate house set and surprise appearance from 50 Cent. Whatever Usher is planning for the big day is tightly under wraps, but expectations are mounting.

Part of those expectations are set up by Usher himself. In a recent interview with Vogue, he spoke on how extensively he's been working on the performance. “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," he said in the interview. Though the performances are often massive in scale they're on a relatively short time scale. That means compacting his entire career of hits into a single performance is tricky. Elsewhere in the article he discussed his efforts to bring the spirit of R&B to the stage while performing for every single one of the millions of women who will be watching. Read the full interview below.

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Usher On His Expectations

The Super Bowl performance isn't even the only exciting thing happening for Usher that night. He will follow-up the with the release of his new album Coming Home. It's his first new project since 2016 and is already off to a strong start. The single "Good Good" with Summer Walker and 21 Savage has turned into the R&B star's biggest hit in years. The song peaked at number 25 on the Hot 100 and currently sits at number 34 on the chart.

Last month, Usher wrapped up his Las Vegas residency which made nightly news for the dozens of celebrities that attended. What do you think of Usher's comments about his upcoming Super Bowl Halftime Show performance? What are your expectations for his performance? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Lavender Alexandria is a music and culture journalist based in Los Angeles, California. She’s covered dozens of musical genres and styles from the most mainstream to the most experimental and underground on her blog and accompanying YouTube channel that looks at music, pop culture, and Billboard charts since 2017: Lav’s Music Corner. Lavender has produced editorial and listicle content both in written and video form over the past far years and has also interviewed up-and-coming artists like Censored Dialogue. Her experiences covering culture have taken her from Hyperpop parties in LA to underground rap shows in Atlanta, to DIY punk shows in Charlotte. Lavender has also written for iHeartRadio, covering some of the biggest artists in Hip Hop such as Ice Spice, Drake, Doja Cat and Cardi B. She also has bylines with ScreenRant and continues to write for Ringtone magazine. Lavender is a lifelong Charlotte Hornets fan and her favorite rap artists include Clipping, Little Simz, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kendrick Lamar.