Usher Says His Super Bowl LVIII Show Honors Black Artists: ‘I Didn’t Get There by Myself’

While staying mum on potential surprise guests, the eight-time Grammy award-winning singer briefly discussed artists that he’ll “carry” during the halftime spot.

“I didn’t start where I am now, and I didn’t get there by myself,” he said. “So, everybody that has been a part of it, I’m carrying them with me. All of my fans, my loved ones — the people who may have felt like they have been forgotten, they haven’t. I’m carrying you right with me when I walk on that stage that night.”

During his Las Vegas residency “My Way: The Las Vegas Residency,” which ended last December, he welcomed performers spanning different eras of R&B, like Keith Sweat, Teddy Riley, Robin Thicke, Faith Evans, Ashanti, Keyshia Cole, and more. To accompany his halftime performance, Usher will also release his ninth studio album next week, Coming Home, his first solo LP in eight years.