Pop star Rihanna will be headlining the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show.
Rihanna confirmed that she will be performing at the Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show in Feb. 2023.
The singer shared a picture of an NFL-branded football on her Instagram. The post came amid reports that the singer was “in talks” to headline the next Halftime Show.
Rihanna has not released an album since 2016, though she has been photographed coming in and out of recording studios with one album in the works rumored to be a dancehall album. However, details remain scarce.
Regardless, the announcement was enough to rile up fans of the R&B singer, who hope her primetime appearance means a new album is finally on the way.
Rihanna turned down the offer to headline the 2019 Halftime show to show solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.
The Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show will be telecast and produced by DPS. Roc Nation and Jesse Collins serve as executive producers and Hamish Hamilton serves as director. Roc Nation is also serving as the strategic entertainment advisors of the live performance.
“We are thrilled to welcome Rihanna to the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show stage. Rihanna is a once-in-a-generation artist who has been a cultural force throughout her career,” Seth Dudowsky, NFL’s head of music, said in a statement. “We look forward to collaborating with Rihanna, Roc Nation and Apple Music to bring fans another historic Halftime Show performance.”
“Rihanna is an incredible recording artist who is a favorite for many millions of Apple Music customers around the world,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and Beats. “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.
Full Roc Nation statement on Rihanna’s Super Bowl halftime performance:
Recall that Rihanna recently welcomed a baby with long time pal ASAP Rocky her ex boyfriend turned abuser Chris Brown Congratulated her On Welcoming Her First Child With ASAP Rocky