And he’s ready to bring all that experience along with his decades of performing to football’s biggest stage.
“I’ve been doing this for 30 years,” Usher told Vogue in an interview published Jan. 18. “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.”
Yet, while the “Yeah!” singer knows most people tune into the Super Bowl for the game itself, he wants to leave viewers with a show they’ll never forget.
“I hope when they look at that halftime performance, I’m hoping they walk away with something that’s healing them,” he said. “Something that makes them feel hopeful, and not just look at the past, but have hope for the future, and have hope for a different type of future than we’re looking at right now in the present.”
But until Usher steps onto the stage at the Feb. 11 face off of the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs, keep reading for some of the most epic Halftime shows of all time.