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Super Bowl LVIII: Usher, Reba McEntire, Post Malone, and More to Perform in Las Vegas

The 2024 Super Bowl, set in Las Vegas, promises an exciting lineup featuring R&B legend Usher, country music icon Reba McEntire, rapper and singer Post Malone, and others. With an electrifying blend of R&B, country, rap, soul, and electronic music, this year’s performers promise to deliver an unforgettable show that will captivate millions of viewers worldwide.

Super Bowl LVIII: Usher, Reba McEntire, Post Malone, and More to Perform in Las Vegas
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Usher, an eight-time Grammy winner, will headline the Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show, marking his first time as the main act. He plans to honor R&B music, incorporating “killer choreography” and surprise guests. Usher hinted at inviting Lil Jon and Ludacris to perform their 2004 hit song, “Yeah.” He also sees this performance as the culmination of his Las Vegas residency, which began in July 2021 and will end in January 2024.

Reba McEntire, a Country Music Hall of Famer, will perform the national anthem, marking 50 years since she first performed it at a high school rodeo in Oklahoma. McEntire expressed her honor to sing the anthem, emphasizing its significance in American history and culture. 

Post Malone, a rapper and singer known for his genre-blending style, will perform “America the Beautiful” before the national anthem. The song has been a pre-game tradition since 2009, and Post Malone follows a line of esteemed performers, such as Ray Charles, Alicia Keys, and Jennifer Hudson. Post Malone feels privileged to sing a song with such historical and patriotic significance on a prestigious stage.

Andra Day, a soul singer who rose to fame with her song “Rise Up,” will perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” often referred to as “the Black national anthem.” This hymn, written in 1900 by James Weldon Johnson and set to music by his brother John Rosamond Johnson, holds cultural and historical significance for the African American community.

It was first performed at the Super Bowl last year by Alicia Keys, and Day’s performance continues the tradition established in recent years, adding cultural depth to the event.

Kaskade, a Grammy-nominated electronic music producer and DJ, will be the Super Bowl’s first in-game DJ, performing before the game and during breaks. He will provide the soundtrack for the game, mixing songs from various genres and eras.

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Originally, Tiësto, another electronic music legend, was scheduled, but Kaskade stepped in due to a family emergency. Kaskade expressed excitement and gratitude for the opportunity to represent the electronic music community and to perform at the Super Bowl for the first time.

The lineup of performers adds to the excitement of the Super Bowl, which includes both football and entertainment. The event marks the first Super Bowl held in Las Vegas, heightening anticipation for the spectacle.

The game will feature the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs, who will compete for the Lombardi Trophy. The Super Bowl will be broadcasted on CBS, Nickelodeon, or Paramount+, starting at 6:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. PT).

How you can catch the 2024 Super Bowl:

  • Date: Sunday, February 11th
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Location: Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas
  • TV Broadcast: CBS and Nickelodeon
  • Streaming: Stream it on Paramount+ (Get with a one-week free trial across all platforms)
  • Halftime Show: Usher

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