Usher will dominate the airwaves for quarter-hour on Sunday evening when he takes the stage for the Super Bowl 58 halftime present. But his preparation for the large efficiency will start hours earlier.
In an interview with GQ Magazine final yr, the “Yeah!” singer says that on days he performs, his preparation routine begins very first thing within the morning.
“I get up, I’ve breakfast and I form of transfer round,” he instructed GQ. “I do one thing that will get my vitality going. Ride a motorcycle, I stroll, I’m going swimming, do one thing quick.”
The multi-platinum-selling artist will go to the venue the place he’s performing to to be certain every part from lighting to wardrobe is prepared earlier than getting himself to the gymnasium for a correct exercise. After that, he instructed the journal, he begins to put together his voice.
“[I spend] about an hour and a half or an hour, actually simply doing scales and tryna make sure every part is the place it wants to be,” he says.
It’s an extended course of, however slightly than being exhausted by the point he steps off of the stage, Usher says he feels energized.
“(*58*) you weren’t doing one thing that you simply actually wanna do, then 9 occasions out of 10 you are going to be actually f—ing drained on the finish of the evening,” he stated. “But I’m doing one thing that I actually, actually get pleasure from doing.”
Earlier this yr, the 45-year-old performer told Vogue that he provides himself affirmations within the mirror within the morning.
“When is the final time you regarded in a mirror and actually checked out your self?” he told the magazine. “It’s a bit psyched-out to say this, however it made me really feel good. I used to be like: You want to have a look at your self and say, ‘Hey, no matter you are coping with, I really like you.'”
Super Bowl 58 will start at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 11, that means that Usher will seemingly take the stage round 8:00 or 8:30 p.m.
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