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Usher opened up about his upcoming 2024 Super Bowl halftime performance, sharing his preparation leading up to the event and teasing a surprise.

Sitting down in an interview with Good Morning America entertainment contributor Kelley L. Carter, which aired on Monday, the eight-time Grammy award-winning artist discussed his feelings after landing the monumental gig.

“It’s been a dream of mine and a bucket list, you know, thing to be able to get it,” he said. “You know, they say what is it, Oscar, Tony, Grammy, Emmy, right?

“You should put [the] Super Bowl there too, right?” he continued with a laugh.

With decades of experience, nine number-one singles and more than 65 million albums sold worldwide, Usher, 45, shared how he plans to compile those accomplishments into his upcoming 13-minute performance.

“I try to get back as far as I can,” he explained. “Go back to the first album if I could. But, you know, it’s literally 13 minutes.”

“I think I just start it by making certain that — my kids approved, I got my portion of it from, for the, you know, the 30 and up, I got them,” the R&B legend said.

“But for my young’uns, Cinco and Naviyd, I’m taking notes,” he added, referring to his teenage sons, whom he shares with ex-wife Tameka Foster. “They’ve been like taking conference calls with my entire team, giving notes.”

Asked if this will be a solo show or one featuring friends, the singer replied without revealing any spoilers, saying, “it’s gonna be a great show.”

Super Bowl LVIII takes place Feb. 11 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. It will air on CBS and stream on Paramount+.

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