There have been some incredible performances on football's biggest night! Ahead of Usher's highly anticipated performance, here's a look back at the halftime shows of the last 24 years.
If there's one undeniable fact about Usher, it's that he knows how to put on a performance! The R&B crooner singer pulled out all the stops for his Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show on Feb.11, 2024 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Usher showed off his acclaimed showmanship by kicking off his performance from a mirrored throne, and belting the classic banger "Caught Up." He also had a slew of surprise guests, including Alicia Keys, H.E.R., Lil Jon, Ludacris, Will.i.am and Jermaine Dupri.
Rihanna always knows how to bring the house down -- and this time she did it with a major reveal. The singer took the floating stage for her highly anticipated Super Bowl LVII halftime performance, hosted by Apple Music, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, where she revealed that she and her partner, A$AP Rocky, are expecting baby No. 2. Rihanna's rep confirmed the news to ET shortly after her performance, which showcased her baby bump.
Music legends Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg brought down the house while performing at the halftime show during the NFL Super Bowl 56 football game at SoFi Stadium on Feb. 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California.
The Weeknd brought his After Hours era to the Super Bowl LV halftime stage on Feb. 7, 2021 -- turning in one of the most unique performances in Super Bowl Sunday history!
The singer -- and his actual face -- was the center of attention during the set at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium, as he went without the bandages and prosthetics he sported in previous performances. Bandages were only worn by backup dancers during The Weeknd's performance of "Can't Feel My Face" and later in his set, during "House of Balloons / Glass Table Girls."
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira did not disappoint when they got loud at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. Even before they performed, the ladies knew they would slay.
"The truth is, I think when we finished the first run-through, Shakira looked at me. She was like, 'That was amazing!'" Lopez told ET's Kevin Frazier at a press conference regarding their halftime performance. "And I was like, 'No, you were amazing!' She was like, 'It's different what we do.'"
Lopez performed lots of her hits, including "Jenny From the Block," "I'm Real" and "Get Right," before joining Shakira for "Waka Waka." As for Shakira, her medley of hits included "She Wolf," "Whenever, Wherever," "Empire," and "Hips Don't Lie."
A shirtless Adam Levine made hearts swoon a little more than Maroon 5's actual halftime performance during Super Bowl LIII between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots in Atlanta.
Justin Timberlake made a return Super Bowl appearance in Minneapolis, just two days after dropping his fifth studio album, Man of the Woods. So, yes, that landscape shirt was themed.
Lady Gaga had a hair-raising time when she hit the stage at Super Bowl LI in Houston.
Coldplay's Super Bowl 50 performance in Santa Clara, California, was just barely saved by the presence of Beyoncé and Bruno Mars.
Sure, Katy Perry put on a colorful show at Super Bowl XLIX, but we all know the real star in Phoenix was Left Shark.
Bruno Mars was backed by the Red Hot Chili Peppers during the Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show in New Jersey, because why not?
We were blessed with a Destiny's Child reunion during Beyoncé's Super Bowl XLVII performance in New Orleans because Queen Bey never disappoints us. Never.
Madonna's guests, Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., were also her cheerleaders during the Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show. She was also joined by Cee Lo Green and LMFAO in Indianapolis.
The Black Eyed Peas went futuristic in Texas, hitting the stage for the Super Bowl XLV Halftime Show alongside Usher and Slash.
Super Bowl XLIV marked one of the last years the halftime show opted to go classic rock when The Who hit the stage in Miami.
The Boss is a guitar hero! Bruce Springsteen proved he had it all night in Miami, where the Arizona Cardinals took on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII.
The Giants and Patriots my have been running down a dream in Phoenix, but it was the late Tom Petty and his Heartbreakers who really stole the show at Super Bowl XLII.
Let it rain! Prince brought his magic to Miami for Super Bowl XLI, performing "Purple Rain" during a downpour.
Mick Jagger shook his hips and pouted aplenty as the Rolling Stones hit the stage for the Super Bowl XL Halftime Show in Detroit.
In a time before surprise guests became a regular thing and rock stars ruled halftime, Paul McCartney hit the stage solo for Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville, Florida.
The year of the wardrobe malfunction to end all wardrobe malfunctions! Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl XXXVIII performance got so heated, the "Rhythm Nation" singer lost part of her top and caused the FCC to melt down. In case you've forgotten, the Patriots beat the Panthers that year in Houston, and Kid Rock, Diddy and Nelly also took the stage. (But let's be honest, It's OK if you only remember Janet and JT.)
Shania Twain, No Doubt and Sting all performed during the Super Bowl XXXVII Halftime Show in San Diego because, look, sometimes things don't make sense and we roll with it because we all need to hear Gwen Stefani ad-lib "I'm just a girl at the Super Bowl!" at least once in our lives.
U2 gave what many consider to be one of the best halftime performances ever during Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans. In the first Super Bowl after 9/11, U2 paid tribute to those lost in the attacks, with Bono pulling open his jacket at the end of the set to reveal an American flag lining. It was truly the jacket seen around the world, bringing some sense of unity during a trying time in U.S. history.
There was a time in Super Bowl history when the halftime shows were themed, and the last of those came in 2001, when Aerosmith, *N'SYNC, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and Nelly hit the stage for "The Kings of Rock and Pop" during Super Bowl X in Tampa.
Call it a very specific moment in time! Christina Aguilera and Enrique Inglesias held hands as they hit the high notes during halftime of Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta. The "A Tapestry of Nations"-themed show also featured Phil Collins and Toni Braxton.