Usher's Super Bowl Halftime Show And Pre-Game Marriage News

Explore Usher’s electrifying Super Bowl halftime show and learn about his marriage license with longtime girlfriend Jennifer Goicoechea just before the big performance!

At Super Bowl LVIII, Usher captivated the audience, becoming the center of attention alongside the clash between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. 

As per TIME, the electrifying halftime show marked a triumphant moment for the 45-year-old R&B sensation, reaffirming his reign as the King of R&B after three decades in the industry.

Fresh off the heels of his ninth studio album, Coming Home, Usher wowed the 65,000-strong crowd in Las Vegas. His performance showcased his unparalleled talent and stage presence.

With the likes of Taylor Swift among the spectators, Usher knew he had to pull out all the stops to command attention.

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Performance Power

The superstar, who recently wrapped up a wildly successful 100-show residency in Las Vegas, spared no expense in delivering a spectacle of epic proportions. 

From roller skating antics to a marching band spelling out his name, Usher’s performance was a dazzling display of showmanship and star power. 

Collaborations with Jermaine Dupri, Lil Jon, Ludacris, Alicia Keys, will.i.am, and H.E.R. added an extra layer of excitement, as reported by TIME.

According to BBC News, a tongue-in-cheek disclaimer warned viewers of potential side effects including “singing, dancing, sweating, gyrating, and possible relationship issues.” 

True to form, Usher’s show delivered on all fronts, igniting the stadium with energy and excitement.

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Acknowledging the challenge of condensing his extensive catalog into a 13-minute set, Usher reflected on his past. 

He celebrated his present and hinted at the future in an Apple Music press conference prior to the performance. “What songs do people know me for? What songs have been a celebration of my career? That was the idea,” he explained.

Usher’s Setlist

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As per Entertainment Weekly, Usher treated fans with his songs. To start, he began with “My Way” and “Caught Up” then into “U Don’t Have to Call” amidst a flurry of acrobatic dancers. 

Transitioning to the stage, he belted out favorites like “Superstar,” “Love in This Club” (complete with a moonwalk), and a heartwarming duet of “My Boo” with Alicia Keys. 

Songs like “Confessions,” “Burn,” and “U Got It Bad” tugged at heartstrings, while surprise appearances and collaborations kept the energy high.

Star Collaborators

Guest performers added to the spectacle. Alicia Keys, Jermaine Dupri, H.E.R., will.i.am, Ludacris, and Lil Jon joined Usher on stage for unforgettable moments.

From Keys’ soulful rendition of “If I Ain’t Got You,” each guest added their unique flair to the performance. Ludacris and Lil Jon’s explosive finale with “Yeah!” was particularly memorable.

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Stage Wardrobe

Usher’s wardrobe changes were as dynamic as his setlist. He started in a dazzling white suit by Dolce & Gabbana, as per Vogue

According to GQ, he ended shirtless in a glittering black and royal blue Off-White motocross outfit with over 340,000 crystals.

Not one to shy away from style, he showcased custom chrome Air Jordan 4s. All while effortlessly gliding on roller skates, as reported by Complex.

Photo via Instagram @applemusic

Marriage Milestone Before Super Bowl

Transitioning from the stage to his personal life, Usher made headlines ahead of his Super Bowl performance. 

Usher and his longtime girlfriend, Jennifer “Jenn” Goicoechea, obtained a marriage license in Clark County, Nevada. 

Photo via Instagram @boogsneffect

The couple, who welcomed their first child together in 2020, shared a heartfelt moment ahead of the Super Bowl frenzy.

Reflecting on his journey, Usher expressed gratitude for his partner’s unwavering support. “I have an amazing partner, a support system,” he shared with People. “We have an amazing dynamic… dealing with children.” 

Photo via Instagram @usher

With his performance at Super Bowl LVIII, Usher solidified his status as a music legend. Furthermore, he also celebrated the love and support that fuels his success.

Banner photo via Instagram @applemusic.

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