Super Bowl 2025: 5 Hip-Hop and R&B Artists That Should Perform

NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Singer Janet Jackson performs during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2009 in New York City.

The 2024 Super Bowl Halftime performerwas announced over the weekend:  as you’ve probably heard, R&B legend Usher is performing. However, who says it’s too early to start thinking about some 2025 Super Bowl prospects? While many artists coming up in hip-hop and R&B today can fill a 13-minute set at a festival or perform for thousands of their fans on their own headlining tour, the Super Bowl is an honor in an artist’s career that many do not get to accomplish. It takes a certain level of musical impact and discography (if we’re being honest) to perform on the world’s biggest stage.

Super Bowl 2024

Usher is finally getting the flowers that he deserves. It was a big win for R&B when Usher was announced as the 2024 Super Bowl Halftime performer. In 2021, Usher announced his Las Vegas residency, where he has continued to showcase his talents. But the opportunity to play the Super Bowl Halftime show is something that he admitted that he has wanted for a while.

“It’s an honor of a lifetime to finally check a Super Bowl performance off my bucket list. I can’t wait to bring the world a show unlike anything else they’ve seen from me before,” Usher said in a statement on Sunday, adding, “Thank you to the fans and everyone who made this opportunity happen. I’ll see you real soon.”

Jay-Z, who signed a multi-year partnership with the NFL through his label Roc Nation, added his thoughts on choosing Usher as the Super Bowl Halftime performer.

“Usher is the ultimate artist and showman. Ever since his debut at the age of 15, he’s been charting his own unique course. Beyond his flawless singing and exceptional choreography, Usher bares his soul,” said JAY-Z. “His remarkable journey has propelled him to one of the grandest stages in the world. I can’t wait to see the magic.”

While we can’t wait for Usher’s monumental performance in a couple of months, we couldn’t help but think of some great R&B and hip-hop acts for the Super Bowl in 2025. Take a look at five artists that should headline the 2025 Super Bowl:

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