Rihanna once again rose to the top of the trends — but not for a new song or album (sadly). The We Found Love singer confirmed that she will headline the Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show on 12 February 2023.
Her simple yet powerful Instagram post of a hand holding up a National Football League (NFL) football was enough to make fans everywhere go wild. Rihanna’s management, Roc Nation, also confirmed the news.
As one of the most-awaited shows of the year and garnering audiences all over the world, the Super Bowl Halftime Show is definitely a stage fit for a queen.
This is the first year that Apple Music will serve as a sponsor for the halftime show, replacing the NFL’s longtime partner Pepsi.
We’ve got high hopes for this event as Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and Beats, said: “We’re excited to partner with Rihanna, Roc Nation and the NFL to bring music and sports fans a momentous show — what an incredible artist for the inaugural Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show.”
Rihanna’s Phenomenal Musical Career
At the start of her musical career, Rihanna became the youngest solo artist to score 14 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the fastest to do so. Aside from this legendary feat, she has sold more than 54 million albums and 210 million tracks worldwide.
The singer has not released an album since 2016, and while information is scarce, fans are speculating and hopeful that this latest turn of events will signal her return to making music.
Beyond her musical achievements, she is also a bona fide businesswoman with multiple entrepreneurial ventures, including Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin. Undeniably, her cultural influence has forever imprinted her in history as a global icon despite her young age.
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