Usher leads through the strikes at halftime in the star-studded Super Bowl

Usher delivered a high-energy Super Bowl halftime show in Las Vegas on Sunday that featured surprise appearances from some of his most famous collaborators as the R&B star belted out a parade of his hits.

The stadium was packed with big names from the music world, including Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift, who was at the game to cheer on her Kansas City Chiefs boyfriend Travis Kelce.

Alicia Keys, sitting at a red piano, was the first on stage when she and Usher reunited to perform their duet in 2004. My boo.

A man in a white suit embraces a female singer in a red dress in front of a piano on stage
Usher, Right, and Alicia Keys perform during the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday. The two reunited to perform their 2004 duet My Boo. (David J. Phillip/The Associated Press)

Talented guitarist HER was next, taking the stage to play a solo while Usher danced along. Will.i.am, Lil Jon and Ludacris helped close out the halftime show with a lively rendition of Usher’s biggest hit, Yes!

Despite all the extra star power, Usher was always at the center of the action as he sang, danced, ripped off his shirt and skateboarded across the glowing stage of the stadium near the Las Vegas Strip.

“I love you,” he told the appreciative crowd that was on hand to see the San Francisco 49ers take on the Chiefs in the NFL title game.

The halftime show, typically the most-watched music performance of the year, is produced by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label and sponsored by Apple Music.

Usher has sold more than 80 million records worldwide and has won eight Grammy Awards. His ninth album, back home, Released on Friday. He recently completed his famous Las Vegas residency and will begin a North American tour in August.

Performers on stage wear roller skates
Asher, center, performs on roller skates. (David J. Phillip/The Associated Press)

Taylor Swift cameo

The 49ers were leading the Chiefs 10-3 at halftime, but quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Mecole Hardman in overtime as Kansas City rallied to beat San Francisco 25-22 to become the first repeat Super Bowl champion since 19 years old. .

Before kickoff, Taylor Swift was seen speaking with Philadelphia Eagles star Jason Kelce and later NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a private box at Allegiant Stadium.

Amid an orange and yellow stripe, a photographer recorded a woman with her eyes closed and a man wearing a soccer jersey with KELCE written across the back kissing.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce kisses his girlfriend Taylor Swift after the Chiefs win the Super Bowl. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)

Swift completed her epic journey from the Tokyo Dome to Allegiant Stadium for the Super Bowl on Sunday, passing through security with friends Blake Lively, rapper Ice Spice and her mother Andrea Swift to watch the game.

The 14-time Grammy Award winner, who has been dating Travis Kelce since the first few weeks of the NFL season, flew across nine time zones and the international date line from her Eras tour to arrive about two hours before kickoff.

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