Rihanna Returns to the Stage at Super Bowl After 5 Years
It has been 5 long years since Rihanna last took the stage. However, the Grammy award-winning artist will make her way back into the public eye at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show on February 12th.
Rihanna has kept a relatively low profile since her last album, Anti, was released in 2016. However, now she is ready to take the stage and deliver an unforgettable show during the Super Bowl with a selection of her most popular hits, as well as some new material.
Rihanna has been teasing the upcoming performance on social media and has promised her fans a show they won’t forget.
What’s Rihanna Been Up To?
Over the past few years, Rihanna has achieved incredible successes in her personal and professional lives—acting roles, venture capitalism endeavors that have made her a billionaire, and even being blessed with motherhood. She took no break from success since leaving the public stage.
Here are just a few of the incredible accomplishments Rihanna has achieved since 2018.
- Debuted her lingerie brand, Savage X Fenty
- Starred in Ocean’s 8
- Launched a luxury fashion house called FEИTY
- Launched her Fenty Skin Brand
- Prime Minister Mia Mottley declared Rihanna a national hero
Rihanna has also recently become a mother after marrying Rakim Mayers also known as A$AP Rocky, in 2022.
It’s clear that Rihanna hasn’t stopped achieving new heights of success, and now she’s going to wow the world again with a performance at this year’s Superbowl halftime show. Fans everywhere can’t wait for what is sure to be an incredible performance.
Rihanna’s Halftime Show Plans
Rihanna plans to “incorporate a lot of culture” into her halftime performance. Her goal is to combine various elements of entertainment and things she enjoys to celebrate her musical career.
On January 13, 2023, Rihanna released a trailer for her Super Bowl performance. Within this trailer, she is seen in a silhouette in front of a white background while voices talk about the highly anticipated release of her new music. Check it out below!
What’s Different About This Years Show?
Apple Music has taken over from Pepsi as the main sponsor of this revered event, a position that Pepsi has held since 2013. The rumors that Taylor Swift’s new album “Midnights” would be featured during the customary 13-minute performance spread rapidly. After all, she had maintained sponsorships with Coke in the past and her new record was released on October 21, 2022.
However, these assumptions were put to rest when Rihanna dropped the Instagram photo of her holding a football.
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What Will Rihanna Perform?
Although we do not know for sure what the incredible Barbadian singer will perform at the Super Bowl, it is safe to speculate that some of her top hits will be played or at least mixed into a medley. A few of these top hits throughout the years include:
- Don’t Stop the Music
- Rude Boy
- Only Girl (In the World)
- We Found Love
- Needed Me
- Love on the Brain
Throughout her 17-year career, Rihanna has had fourteen number 1 songs and a whopping 31 Top 10 songs on the Billboard Hot 100. With such an incredible career, it can be hard to tell exactly what songs she will choose to perform. No matter the playlist though, the performance is sure to be legendary.
Has Rihanna Previously Turned Down The Superbowl?
Some of you may recall that Rihanna has been asked to perform at the Super Bowl in the past.
In 2019, the NFL faced a difficult task in finding performers for their game held in Atlanta since many of them rallied around Colin Kaepernick, former quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers. The public was stirred up by his actions back in 2016 when he knelt during the anthem to bring awareness and show support against social injustice and police brutality.
Months after the championship game, Rihanna told Vogue how she “couldn’t be a sell-out.” She did not agree with aspects of the NFL organization, and therefore did not want to “be of service to them in any way.”
Will Rihanna’s Baby Be At The Super Bowl?
Rihanna gave birth to her son on May 13, 2022, but has yet to reveal his name to the public yet. She and A$ap Rocky have posted very little about their new child. It wasn’t until several months after he was born that Rihanna shared a TikTok video of him.
However, there is speculation that Rihanna will bring her son to the show. She will likely have him sit with her family in a sky box or club seating to enjoy the show away from all the noise.
Will It Be Worth The Watch?
The world is eagerly awaiting Rihanna’s return to the stage for her highly anticipated performance at the Super Bowl. This momentous occasion marks an incredible comeback and has tremendous pressure attached – after all, she needs to remind us why she holds a place among the greatest performers of all time. With this event taking place on one of if not the largest stages in existence, it’s sure to be a huge success.
Tune in on February 12th to see Rihanna hit the main stage once again to wow us. It will surely be a show you don’t want to miss.