It looks like Jay Z had some trouble getting anyone to play the Super Bowl.
The result is Usher, a lovely guy and a great performer but one who hasn’t had a hit in 20 years.
If Usher is just by himself, this is going to be problematic to say the least.
Jay Z couldn’t get a contemporary artist to perform at the biggest sporting event of the year: no Harry Styles, no Beyonce (she just did it), Taylor Swift, Miley, Adele, and so on. He also won’t go near a popular rock band like Maroon 5, or any country artist. What a mess.
I actually thought Jay Z could persuade Justin Timberlake and NSync to reunite for the show. And what about Diddy and all of his Off the Grid gang?
There’s a lot of pressure on Usher to pull this off with aplomb. I’m sure he can do it, but let’s hope he features some young people.