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People think Beyoncé completely upstaged Usher with unexpected announcement at Super Bowl

People think Beyoncé completely upstaged Usher with unexpected announcement at Super Bowl

It was Usher's show, and it was Beyoncé's show to steal

The Super Bowl was Usher's big night, but people are thinking he got a little bit upstaged by a big announcement from Beyoncé.

Obviously he had the halftime show and all eyes were on him, but there was thunder enough to be stolen and plenty reckon the real star of the night was Beyoncé.

Usher brought on plenty of surprise guests for his 15-minute performance - with fans lapping it up and calling him their 'GOAT'.

Accusations that one of the 'U Got It Bad' singer's guests was 'faking it' weren't enough to steal his limelight, but Beyoncé managed it with a 60-second commercial for a mobile network.

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The singer's big Super Bowl moment came in a Verizon advert, where she was looking for ways to 'break the internet'.

She didn't manage it until the ad's final seconds, when she declared: "OK, they ready. Drop the new music."

This turned out to be a surprise album announcement, with the singer immediately dropping two new songs after the ad had aired.

Renaissance Act II is the hugely anticipated follow-up to Beyoncé's 2022 album Renaissance, which was actually just the first in a trilogy.

She also dropped new songs 'Texas Hold 'Em' and '16 Carriages', which will be huge news for her fans.

Remember, Usher has an album out and a tour coming.
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation

However, some on social media reckoned that Usher might be feeling a little bit upstaged since it was supposed to be his night.

"Beyoncé basically proposed at Usher's wedding," one fan wrote, before admitting they were joking but thought 'the conversation has definitely changed'.

Someone else said the announcement was one hell of a flex on Usher from Beyoncé and thought she was 'stealing his spotlight'.


Another joked that Beyoncé had waited for Usher to 'perform his lil ringtones and said "my turn"'.

Here's the thing, the headline performer at the Super Bowl doesn't actually get paid big bucks for turning up, they're supposed to be glad of the chance to lead one of the most watched events of the year.

In turn that's meant to make money because everyone wants to buy the artist's stuff, so in theory everyone ought to be scrambling to buy Usher's new album Coming Home and book tickets for his Past Present Future tour.

Only now plenty of folks might be holding their horses until Beyoncé releases the rest of her stuff, with Renaissance Act II releasing on 29 March.

Then again, the Super Bowl is big enough for two famous musicians to convince loads of people to buy their albums.

Even if Beyoncé got the spotlight on her, there was still plenty of it left to shine on Usher.

Featured Image Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation/Verizon

Topics: Usher, Beyonce, Super Bowl, Music