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Super Bowl 2024: Taylor Swift among celebrities spotted, Usher sings with surprise guests at half-time show

The 34-year-old traveled from Japan, where she played four shows at the Tokyo Dome as part of her Eras Tour, to watch her boyfriend Travis Kelce play the Kansas City Chiefs against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Swift arrived at Allegiant Stadium in an all-black outfit with a red jacket over her shoulder, along with actress Blake Lively, rapper Ice Spice and her mother Andrea Swift.

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The Shake It Off singer was seen speaking to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, while Kelce's mother Donna was also in the box and his brother Jason opted for Chiefs-style overalls.

Taylor Swift reacts during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 58 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, in Las Vegas. (` Photo/Ashley Landis)

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce with Taylor Swift after his team's Super Bowl LVIII victory against the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.  Picture date: Sunday February 11, 2024. PA Wire.

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce with Taylor Swift after his team's Super Bowl LVIII victory against the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Picture date: Sunday February 11, 2024. PA Wire.

Swift was filmed hugging and kissing Kelce on the field after the Chiefs became the first back-to-back Super Bowl winners in 19 years with a 25-22 overtime win.

Taylor Swift kisses Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce after the NFL Super Bowl 58 football game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, in Las Vegas.  The Chiefs won 25-22 against the 49ers.  (` Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Taylor Swift kisses Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce after the NFL Super Bowl 58 football game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, in Las Vegas. The Chiefs won 25-22 against the 49ers. (` Photo/Brynn Anderson)

US rapper Jay-Z took photos of his daughters Blue Ivy and Rumi on the pitch before the game kicked off and sat next to his wife Beyoncé.

US actor and long-time Kansas City Chiefs fan Paul Rudd appeared on the pitch alongside his mustachioed teenage son Jack Rudd, while singer Luke Combs, actor Mark Wahlberg and basketball players LeBron James and Shaquille O'Neal also appeared.

Kelce and the Chiefs, led by Patrick Mahomes, won their third Super Bowl in five years after last year's win.

Mahomes' wife Brittany was pictured at the game with their young daughter and son, while US singers Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga and Lana Del Rey also performed.

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Pop star Justin Bieber, who was rumored to be a guest singer during the halftime show, and his model wife Hailey were filmed dancing during Usher's performance.

Before the game began, the camera panned to Swift and Lively hugging and swaying as US rapper and singer Post Malone performed America The Beautiful.

Country singer Reba McEntire also performed the US national anthem, while Andra Day delivered an emotional rendition of Lift Every Voice And Sing.

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Swift's romance with Kelce is said to have led to greater global interest in the game.

Last month, photos of the couple kissing went viral as Swift celebrated on the field after the Chiefs defeated the Baltimore Ravens 17-10 at MT Bank Stadium in Baltimore to reach the Super Bowl

Half time

R&B star Usher brought Alicia Keys, Lil Jon and Ludacris to perform during his hit-packed headliner at the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show.

The Texas-born musician kicked off his electrifying performance at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas with 2004's “Caught Up,” as the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs squared off.

Alicia Keys and Usher perform during the halftime show REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Alicia Keys and Usher perform during the halftime show REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The halftime show is one of the most coveted performances in the music industry. Star Usher treats fans to a selection of fan favorites from his catalog including Bad Girl, U Got It Bad, Burn and Love In This Club with a brass band pickup.

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Keys was the first guest to make a surprise appearance, singing a section of If I Ain't Got You while wearing a red, sparkly jumpsuit and playing a red, custom-made piano, before joining Usher to duet on their hit My Boo from 2004 cuddled.

After the track he said: “Look, it's rare that you find people like us, as we're celebrating the 20th anniversary of Confessions (the album), everyone here has to put a hand in the air.”

HER delivered a guitar solo during the 13-minute performance, while Jermaine Dupri took the stage to give a short intro for the song “Confessions” and Will.i.am joined for the track “OMG.”

During a rendition of “U Don't Have to Call,” Usher said, “They said I wouldn't make it, they said I wouldn't be here today, but I am.”

“Hey mom, we did it, this one’s for you.”

Usher performs during the halftime show REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Usher performs during the halftime show REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The 65,000-seat stadium cheered excitedly as Usher took off his top to reveal just a medallion underneath during the track “U Got It Bad” as he gyrated his hips to the music.

Later, Lil Jon appeared in the crowd and sang his hit “Turn Down For What” before launching into “Yeah!” alongside Ludacris – who joined the trio to perform the rap.

They wore matching blue outfits to end the show with a bang.

Throughout the performance, Usher dominated the stage with his choreographed dance moves and outfit changes.

He opened the show with an all-white outfit that included a cape and white glove, which later transformed into a sparkly blue and black outfit while roller skating for the track “OMG.”

The 45-year-old revealed that a camera crew documented the experience from the first call until he left the stage.

Usher, whose latest album titled “Coming Home” was released on Friday, follows in the footsteps of pop star Rihanna, who used her 2023 halftime performance to debut her second pregnancy.

The performance marks the 30th anniversary of Usher releasing his self-titled debut album in 1994.

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