Speaking at a press conference hosted by Apple Music on Thursday, the R&B legend acknowledged fan speculation his possible setlist.
“There has been these fantasy lists that have been going out, trying to figure out what song I’m going to perform first, middle, last,” the 45-year-old Grammy winner said.
“I was very mindful of my past, celebrating my present, which is here in Las Vegas, and thinking where we’re headed in the future. And that was really the idea,” he said.
He also expressed appreciation for being the first independent artist to headline the Super Bowl halftime show.
“I’ve gotta do it in 13 minutes, that makes it a bit difficult. It definitely has been a challenge to squeeze 30 years into 13 minutes,” he said.
“What songs do I feel know me for? What songs have been a celebration of all of the journey of what life and love and emotion has been offered in my music?” he said.
He also teased some special guests for the performance.
“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.