has formally added herself to a historic line of annual pre- performances by singing “Carry Each Voice and Sing” on the 2024 Tremendous Bowl, this 12 months held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
Taking to the sector simply minutes forward of this 12 months’s kickoff between the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, the Grammy winner was joined by six backup singers whose voices — simply because the music’s title suggests — empowered her personal. “Carry each voice and sing,” she belted, skillfully including agile runs to varied notes, “Until earth and heaven ring/ Ring with the harmonies of liberty.”
“Carry Each Voice and Sing” was written by civil rights activist James Weldon Johnson in 1900. The hymn is also known as the “Black nationwide anthem” because the “lyrics eloquently captured the solemn but hopeful enchantment for the freedom of Black Individuals,” and it was “prominently used as a rallying cry through the Civil Rights Motion of the Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties,” in accordance with the.
Day is simply the second Black artist in historical past to carry out the ballad on a Tremendous Bowl subject earlier than kickoff, following‘s gorgeous tackle “Carry Each Voice and Sing” at State Farm Stadium in 2023. Two years prior, Alicia Keys launched the custom by singing the anthem in a pre-recorded video that aired through the 2021 Tremendous Bowl broadcast, the 12 months after which Mary Mary did the honors from outdoors SoFi Stadium.
The “Rise Up” singer’s pre-game efficiency preceded Publish Malone’s rendition of “America the Stunning” and Reba McEntire’s nationwide anthem. Usher will headline the 2024 Tremendous Bowl Halftime Present.