Usher‘s 100-show Las Vegas Residency has been nothing short of legendary.
From Keke Palmer serenades to Super Bowl Halftime Show announcements, the superstar singer completed his final concert. As the Nevada audience and his backup dancers cheered him on, the musician (born Usher Raymond IV) took a moment to collect himself onstage, and after nearly a minute in tears, he continued by singing “Without You,” his song with David Guetta
Telling the crowd “God bless you,” “I love you,” Usher also shared a sentimental clip from a BBC interview he did in 2004, where he said “I am such a theatrical artist. If I did decide to go to Las Vegas, it would be the most phenomenal thing you’ve ever seen in your life… It will be a phenomenal show.”
The musician’s seductive shows made headlines throughout 2023 and over the summer, Usher was pulled into a social media rant by Keke Palmer’s ex-boyfriend Darius Jackson who wrote, “It’s the outfit tho… you a mom,” after a video went viral of Usher serenading the singer. The incident ultimately led to Palmer starring in Usher’s video for single “Boyfriend.”
The following month, when he brought his residency to Paris, he skipped serenading Gabrielle Union with a joke: “Let’s not get carried away. Y’know, this is Dwyane Wade — I ain’t crazy! That man will knock my whole head off and then dunk it.”
Usher will return to Las Vegas in February as the headliner for the Super Bowl Halftime show. Not the first time the singer performed during America’s most watched annual sporting event, he sang at Super Bowl XLV (2011) when he joined Will.i.am on stage for a version of “OMG.”
Concurrent with football performance on February 11, the musician will release Coming Home (the singer’s first solo album since Hard II Love (2016,) along with the single “Good Good” featuring Summer Walker and 21 Savage.