Super Bowl LVIII, America’s biggest sports event will soon be in session. It’s the culmination of a great NFL Season. It is a season in which the defending champions, the Kansas City Chiefs have struggled immensely, Lamar Jackson putting up insane numbers for a case for his 2nd MVP. The NFL offered more Taylor Swift coverage than actual play time and several teams lost valuable players to injury.
The Super Bowl is the event that all Americans tune in for. The lights are bright as the NFL season is brought to a close, and everyone hopes for a great opening show with a star-studded cast to begin the night off before the game begins and then again at the popular Halftime Show.
The 2024 Super Bowl, the first to take place in Las Vegas, will boast a huge cast of performers from early 2000s stars like Usher, to the rapper that has mastered multiple genres, Post Malone.
Here’s everyone scheduled to perform at the upcoming Super Bowl.
Grammy-winning artist Usher is saying a big “Yeah!” to performing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show. The event is being presented by Apple Music, who recently released the big trailer for the Super Bowl. Usher will be headlining the Halftime Show for the first time in his career.
Usher referred to his being selected as ‘an honor of a lifetime,’ but has not revealed what he will perform at the much-hyped event. Several headlining artists often choose to bring out other huge stars to present with them; however, this is not always the case. In the last 2 Super Bowl Halftime Shows, headliners Rihanna and The Weeknd did not invite other stars to perform with them on stage. The trailer for the show can be seen below.
Austin Richard Post a.k.a Post Malone, will be performing during the pre-game festivities as this year’s edition of the supreme sports showcase. He will be singing ‘America the Beautiful’, part of a three-song run that has opened the game for the past 4 years.
He will be following in the shoes of several artists before himself who have sung the song at the Super Bowl, as it has been a huge part of the tradition since 2009. He will also be joined by Country Music Legend, Reba McEntire.
A huge part of Country Music culture and recently a coach on the reality TV Show, The Voice, Reba McEntire will join Post Malone in taking center stage at the pre-game festivities. McEntire has been chosen to sing the national anthem for all fans tuning in for the season’s final game.
‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ has always played a big role in Reba’s career as she even sang it at the 1974 National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City. This led to her first recording session being financed by Red Steagall, ultimately leading to her first record deal and the immense fame she has earned throughout her illustrious career. She continued to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the National Finals Rodeo for the next decade and even sang it at the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
The multi-talented singer, who also got herself an Oscar nomination in 2021, Andra Day will be performing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” often called the Black National Anthem, at the Apple Music Super Bowl. This song is a much more recent addition to the Super Bowl tradition and was included in it in 2021.
Day, who hopes to release her 3rd Studio Album in a month’s time, will be the 4th and last singer to perform at the most televised yearly event in the United States.
Performing at the Super Bowl is a high honour and several big stars have a chance of showing off and giving the fans a show. It’s safe to say fans won’t be completely disappointed with this year’s lineup.