Usher did it his way, as did Frank Sinatra, another Las Vegas icon, before him.
The 45-year-old superstar wrapped up his My Way Las Vegas residency on Saturday and was overwhelmed with emotion.
In a fan-made video, the 45-year-old singer still falls to his knees crying, surrounded by dancers and the crew of his show, during a performance of “Without You.” Once he was able to compose himself, Usher began singing David Guetta’s 2011 song a cappella, along with his band and the audience.
“God bless you, I love you,” he told the crowd, ending the residency, which began in July 2022.
On social networks, the “Confesiones” singer shared a video of his from 2004, talking about the potential of doing a show in Las Vegas, which, in 2004, was still considered something of a last resort for artists in the final years of their careers.
“I’m a big theater artist,” Usher says in the clip. “If I decided to go to Las Vegas, it would be the most phenomenal thing you’ve ever seen in your life.”
He continued: “It wouldn’t be like, ‘Oh God, he’s done and this is just his chance to, you know, cash as many checks as he wants.’ No. It’s going to be a phenomenal show.”
She captioned the post: “Saw it then… look at me now.”
And it’s just beginning. Next, Usher will headline the Super Bowl LVIII halftime show on February 11, the same day he will release his ninth studio album. Coming home.
“It’s the honor of a lifetime to finally cross a Super Bowl performance off my bucket list,” Usher said in a statement in September. “I can’t wait to bring the world a show unlike anything they’ve ever seen before. Thank you to the fans and everyone who made this opportunity possible. I’ll see you very soon.”