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Super Bowl halftime performer Usher takes off shirt, brings out Alicia Keys for star-studded show

Usher took to the stage during the halftime show of Super Bowl LVIII.

The singer performed one hit song after another while dancing throughout. Usher, known as much for her dancing talent as her singing prowess, began her performance during the Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ers game in an all-white outfit of pants, shirt, and jacket.

He began with his early hit “My Way” and continued to play other popular songs on repeat, only taking a break when he introduced guest Alicia Keys. She began her part of the show by playing the piano.

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Usher performs on the field during the Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

After dancing with the Keys and playing a bit of their song “My Boo,” he begins to take off his clothes, visibly sweating.

Shortly after, he slipped backstage for a costume change. For the second half of the show, he wore a black and blue suit and continued singing songs released throughout his 30-year career.

Rappers Lil Jon and Ludacris, who collaborated on Usher’s 2004 song “Yeah!,” made guest appearances, as did R&B singer and songwriter HER.

Photo of Usher and Alicia Keys at the halftime show

Usher and Alicia Keys perform on stage during the Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images)

Usher and HER photo at the halftime show

Usher and HER perform on stage at the Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images)

Photo of Ludacris, Usher and Lil Jon at the halftime show

Ludacris, Usher, and Lil Jon (LR) perform on stage at the Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images)

Some dancers were there to complement the musical numbers. At another point in the show, Paul and his dancers took to the stage.

Usher, full name Usher Raymond IV, has been performing for most of his life. His debut album was released in 1994 when he was 16 years old. Their self-titled album did well, reaching #25 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts, but their second album, 1997’s My Way, was a huge hit.

The seven-times platinum album includes his first hits, “You Make Me Wanna…,” “My Way,” and “Nice & Slow.” Since its release, Usher has become an integral part of his R&B scene, releasing notable songs such as “U Got It Bad” and “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love.”

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Usher performs on stage during the Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images)

Usher’s halftime show may not be the only memorable moment during his time in Las Vegas. According to People magazine, he and his girlfriend Jen Goicoechea got a marriage license just a few days ago.

The couple have been together since 2019 and have two children, daughter Sovereign Beau and son Sire Castrello.

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“Listen, when you find someone who you know is a great partner, it’s obviously an honor to be able to share your life with someone who wants to share their life with you and who loves you.” , it’s a joy,” Usher told People.

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Jennifer Goicoechea and Usher at the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted by Radhika Jones held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 12, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California Attended. (Getty Images)

He explained: “Because of our children, we obviously made a commitment to be together for the rest of our lives. It wouldn’t be surprising if we got married. We already got married here. What am I saying? do you understand?”

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“And we’re going to be in each other’s lives until the day we die, because obviously we have something to share. It’s a beautiful thing, our children. But it’s not for that. No. I really feel like I have a great partner that I can look up to.” ”

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