Get to know Usher before his Super Bowl halftime show


Usher at Apple's Super Bowl halftime show
If you didn't already know all about Usher, you will now.
Photo: Apple

Before Usher plays the Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show on Sunday in Las Vegas, Apple made sure everyone knows all about the R&B superstar Monday with word of a press conference coming on Thursday and a host of Usher tunes and information available now on Apple Music, including the artists “My Road to Halftime” playlist.

Get ready for the big game with Usher ahead of his Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show performance

“Usher is one of the greatest performers alive, and his music has touched so many of us around the world,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and Beats. “We couldn’t be more excited to have him on board for the second Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show and offer fans so many fun ways to celebrate this iconic moment in his career.”

“Music has always been the best way to set a mood, explain an emotion, or define different moments in time,” Usher told Apple Music.

Apple noted:

As of Monday, fans can get ready for the big show with a wide selection of music and exclusive content, from the first-look trailer Apple Music and Usher shared last month, to the artist’s complete studio album discography in Spatial Audio, to exclusive playlists curated by Usher himself and by NFL teams, to dedicated Apple Music Radio programming.

Tune in to the Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show Press Conference

Apple Music Radio’s Nadeska Alexis interviews Usher at the Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show press conference on Thursday, February 8, at 10 a.m. PT. Viewers can tune in live or watch on demand on Apple Music at; on TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, and X; or on the NFL Network.

Listen to Usher’s ‘My Road to Halftime’ playlist

Usher curated a playlist on Apple Music called “My Road to Halftime,” featuring some of his hits and tracks from past performers and collaborators.

In addition, hip-hop producer and Usher collaborator Jermaine Dupri, who helped make Atlanta an R&B and rap hub in the 1990s, will produce a special Usher MegaMix, available in Spatial Audio on Apple Music.

Las Vegas’s staple DJs Tiësto, Gryffin, Blond:Ish, and A Hundred Drums will also bring the sound of pregame excitement to Apple Music with exclusive DJ mixes dropping on Saturday night, February 10.

Watch Usher’s trailer:

‘The Story of Usher in 20 Songs’

The Story of Usher in 20 Songs is an editorial feature coming to Apple Music. It offers an in-depth look at the R&B artist’s 30-year career.

Pre-add Usher’s Coming Home and listen to studio albums in Spatial Audio

You can pre-add Usher’s upcoming ninth studio album Coming Home, out February 9 on Apple Music, check out all of his studio albums and smother themselves in his Essentials playlist. And Apple Music Sing lets you sing along with Usher songs with adjustable vocals and real-time lyrics.

More programming on Apple Music Radio

For the best seat in the house, the award-winning Apple Music Radio will be on the ground and in the stands for a full four-day takeover starting Thursday, February 8.

Programming will include:

  • Lil Wayne hosts a “Young Money Radio” live broadcast from Las Vegas on Saturday, February 10.
  • The five-part “The Estelle Show Special: Usher Now & Forever” launches Monday, chronicling Usher’s rise to stardom.
  • “Live from Super Bowl LVIII” features daily live broadcasts with Apple Music Radio hosts Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden, Nadeska Alexis, Eddie Francis and Dotty, plus special guests.
  • “Halftime Hype Radio” reflects on notable Super Bowl Halftime performances. Listeners can tune in to Apple Music Radio at
Apple Fitness+ Artist Spotlight series
The Artist Spotlight series on Apple Fitness+ features Usher and past Super Bowl halftime performers.
Photo: Apple

Check out the NFL Player and Team Playlists

Usher’s Road to Halftime on Apple Music will include a collection of playlists curated by NFL players like Travis Kelce, Stefon Diggs, Davante Adams, Dak Prescott, Jalen Hurts, and Damar Hamlin, plus playlists featuring the top songs that each NFL team listens to in the locker room, the weight room, and on game day.

Get updates on Usher’s Road to Halftime on Apple Music at The halftime show performance will also be available after the show on Apple Music.

Source: Apple


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