Rihanna is playing Super Bowl 2023.
The star has confirmed the move, marking a return to live performance after a lengthy gap. Speculation surrounding the booking had lingered across the weekend, with initial reports suggesting that Rihanna might share top-billing at the sporting extravaganza.
In confirming the news, Rihanna seemed to suggest she’d be sole star – the simple but striking photograph features her arm clutching an NFL branded American football.
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Rihanna last released a studio album in 2016, but speculation surrounding her next move – dubbed R9 by fans – has remained simmering ever since. She may be focussed on family life right now, but Rihanna was also spotted entering a studio just a few weeks ago.
So, could new material be in the offing? It would certainly make sense to align something with the high profile slot, which offers one of the biggest viewing figures on the planet. Previous Superbowl half-time shows have come from Bruce Springsteen, Prince, and more – Taylor Swift reportedly ruled herself out of contention for 2023 due to her intention to completely re-record her catalogue.
The Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show takes place on February 12th, 2023. This year’s Half-Time show saw Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, and Anderson .Paak perform.