“Don’t leave your girl round me, true player for real,” Usher sings on his 2001 hit “U Don’t Have To Call” and in 2023 the line still rings true. Usher has been making headlines ever since he started his Las Vegas residency last year. It has become one of the hottest tickets in Sin City and has since been extended.
This month, the Confessions singer added new dates to his residency, which will now end in December. Twelve new shows have been added: Nov. 3-4, 7-8, 10-11, 22, 24-25, 29 and Dec. 1-2. Additionally, he will be taking his show to Paris from the end of September through early October.
A Las Vegas residency is only one of the goals the R&B superstar wants to accomplish. He has dreams of showing the world his talents on the biggest stage. The Grammy-winner spoke to Access Hollywood earlier this year about the possibility of him headlining the Super Bowl.
“I’d be a fool to say no,” Usher said. “Well, things line up that we would all hope. You know, one day that moment will happen.”
This year Rihanna took the stage and made history as the most-watched Super Bowl performance. Rihanna’s total views during her performance were 121 million, which beat the record held by Katy Perry in 2015 with 118 million views. Perry brought out Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott during her performance, while Rihanna did the show solo.
However, for Usher, he is grateful for how career has progressed thus far and is looking towards any future milestone opportunities.
“What I am thankful for is the fact that there’s even any conversation about me — period,” he told The Associated Press. “I feel humbled that at this age and this juncture of my life, people still have to ask the question, (even) after all of the number ones that I’ve had and all the diamond (selling songs), that I have enough records to perform 15 minutes.”
Usher is also gearing up to release his ninth studio album, which the R&B star says will arrive “sometime this year.”
Take a look at five viral moments from Usher’s Las Vegas residency so far: