Super Bowl LVII was a night to remember, and the halftime show was one of the most spectacular performances in the event’s history. Pop star Rihanna took the stage, bringing her signature style to the game with an incredible medley of her biggest hits. Fans were absolutely thrilled by what they saw, as Rihanna flawlessly executed every dance move and hit every note with ease.
The performance featured some of her best-loved songs from over the years, giving fans a taste of nostalgia as well as some new music. RiRi also showed off her singing chops by performing several powerful ballads that had everyone in attendance on their feet. She even brought out surprise guests to join in on the fun! The crowd roared when they saw rapper Jay-Z and singer Justin Timberlake joining her onstage.
First on-air collaboration: For the first time in its history, Apple Music, the National Football League, and Roc Nation are jointly streaming the halftime show at the Super Bowl. Drawing the news: Rapper Rihanna, who has not released new music in as many years, has secured her first major concert during the Super Bowl halftime show. Rihanna is a prominent pop musician who has released four albums over the past decade, her latest being Anti.
Rihanna made the Forbes’ Billionaires List in April 2022.
Rihanna’s performance at the Superbowl was a monumental event for the singer, but just months later, she achieved another incredible feat. In April 2022, Rihanna made Forbes’ Billionaires List, joining an illustrious group of powerful individuals who have reached this milestone.
The news came as a surprise to fans and industry professionals alike as it was only two weeks prior that Rihanna released her 7th studio album. Since then, the response has been overwhelmingly positive with some attributing her success to her strong business acumen and shrewd investments in technology startups over the past few years.
The Barbados-born singer joins other notable celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and Jay Z on this prestigious list which makes her one of only 43 women worldwide who have become billionaires in their own right.
What they’re saying: Rihanna spoke Thursday at the Apple Music press conference about being asked to do the show three months after having her son.
“When you become a mom there’s something that happens where you feel like you can take on the world and can do anything,” she said.
“The Super Bowl is one of the biggest stages in the world. As scary as it was, because I haven’t been on stage in seven years, there’s something exhilarating about the challenge of it all. It’s important for me to do this year. It’s important for my son to see that.”
Between the lines: Apple Music released a trailer for the performance on Thursday, featuring “Rihanna Drive” in Barbados, the singer’s birthplace.
The music streaming service is inviting fans to experience the pop star’s catalog with their “Spatial Audio” feature, sing along with Apple Music Sing, tune in to Apple Music Radio for commentary and a recap show Monday following the game.
The big picture: The nine-time Grammy winner, who spoke about representation at Thursday’s press conference, will follow several iconic female artists like Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Katy Perry, Madonna and Lady Gaga.
Super Bowl 2023: How to watch
Fox is broadcasting the big game this Sunday, and fans will have plenty of options for watching it. Not only can the game be seen on cable and most satellite providers, but viewers with an over-the-air antenna can also watch it for free. The game will also be streamed live on social media platforms like YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.
Fans are particularly excited about this year’s halftime show featuring Rihanna, who has been a fan favorite since her debut in 2005. Her performance promises to be an unforgettable experience as she takes center stage during one of the biggest sporting events of the year. Fans around the world are already buzzing with anticipation for what is sure to be a spectacular Super Bowl extravaganza!
When does Super Bowl LVII start?
The highly anticipated showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles is set to kick off at 6:30pm EST this Sunday, Feb. 12. The pregame festivities are expected to start an hour prior, at 5:30 pm EST or 3 pm PST. Fans across the country are gearing up for what is sure to be a thrilling game of football with plenty of action and excitement.
However, all eyes will likely be on Rihanna who has been tapped by CBS to put on a spectacular halftime show that promises something special for viewers everywhere. Her life performances have become world-renowned and her fans are eagerly anticipating what’s in store for them during her Superbowl appearance. Social media has already lit up as people from all walks of life have shared their excitement about what Rihanna has planned for the big night.