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Usher’s Super Bowl Chemistry With Alicia Keys Has Us Saying ‘Whoa’

Usher was in good company during his show-stopping Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday.

While the “Superstar” singer was clearly the main event, he had support from some of the biggest names in music during the NFL championship game, which was held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

Usher’s stellar 13-minute set featured Alicia Keys, who simply sizzled on stage in a sparkling red jumpsuit by Dolce & Gabbana.

She started on piano for a rendition of “If I Ain’t Got You” before the pair soared into a sultry duet of “My Boo,” during which the singers exchanged flirtatious glances and danced oh-so-close.

Though their chemistry seemed next level, both Usher and Keys are spoken for.

On Thursday, the “Good Good” singer obtained a marriage license with girlfriend Jennifer Goicoechea. Keys has been married to rapper Swizz Beatz since 2010.

However, Keys wasn’t the only major guest during Usher’s performance.

Joining the artist for an amped-up version of “U Got It Bad” was H.E.R., who shredded on guitar.

Usher enjoyed a sultry duet of “My Boo” with Alicia Keys.
Usher enjoyed a sultry duet of “My Boo” with Alicia Keys.

Usher enjoyed a sultry duet of “My Boo” with Alicia Keys.

H.E.R. was there to shred on the guitar.
H.E.R. was there to shred on the guitar.

H.E.R. was there to shred on the guitar.

Usher's performance wrapped with Ludacris (left) and Lil Jon (right) on stage for
Usher's performance wrapped with Ludacris (left) and Lil Jon (right) on stage for

Usher's performance wrapped with Ludacris (left) and Lil Jon (right) on stage for "Yeah!"

Will.i.am made a special appearance for “OMG” while Lil’ Jon cranked up the energy another notch with “Turn Down for What.” The performance climaxed with a rendition of “Yeah!” featuring Lil’ Jon and Ludacris.

Giving things that classic game day vibe, most of the performance was backed by a top-notch marching band.

While there was some whispers of Justin Bieber joining as a special guest, the Canadian pop star opted to watch things go down from a luxury box with his model wife Hailey Bieber.

Usher hinted there were big things in store while talking about the show at a press conference hosted by Apple Music on Thursday morning.

“I think I made it easy for myself when I decided to have features on songs that became hit records, so that gave me the greatest point of reference,” he said.

“I have definitely went through a lot of ideas of who I would have share this moment with me, and I do feel like the people who are gonna share it deserve just as much recognition for what they do in their careers ― whether we have collaborated together or rather they’ve had moments of their own.”

Watch Usher’s full performance here.

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