Rihanna will headline the halftime present at subsequent 12 months’s SuperBowl, the pop singer, her file label, the NFL and new halftime present sponsor Apple Music introduced Sunday.
The Twitter accounts of the NFL and Roc Nation — the file label that represents Rihanna, based by rapper Jay-Z — posted a photograph of what seems to be the singer’s tattooed arm holding up an NFL soccer, together with the caption “Let’s GO.” Rihanna posted the identical picture on her Instagram account.
Apple Music, which the NFL introduced earlier this week would exchange earlier sponsor Pepsi because the upcoming halftime present’s sponsor, additionally confirmed the information in a tweet.
“IT’S ON. @rihanna will take the stage for the primary ever Apple Music Tremendous Bowl Halftime Present on 2.12.23,” the tweet learn.
Tremendous Bowl LVII is scheduled for Feb. 12, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
The sport, and its halftime present, are normally extremely anticipated tv occasions. This previous 12 months’s recreation, during which the Los Angeles Rams triumphed over the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20, drew what the NFL estimated was greater than 208 million viewers.
That halftime present — which the NFL says had greater than 120 million viewers — featured a mash-up of performances from hip-hop legends Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige, plus a shock look from 50 Cent.
Earlier Tremendous Bowl performers have included Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé and Woman Gaga.
Rihanna had the chance to headline the 2019 halftime present, however confirmed to Vogue later that 12 months that she turned it right down to assist Colin Kaepernick, the previous San Francisco 49ers quarterback who attracted each assist and controversy for taking a knee throughout the nationwide anthem throughout NFL video games for protesting police brutality towards Black folks and different types of racial injustice.
“I couldn’t dare do this,” Rihanna informed Vogue in 2019 of her determination. “For what? Who good points from that? Not my folks. I simply couldn’t be a sellout. I couldn’t be an enabler. There’s issues inside that group that I don’t agree with in any respect, and I used to be not about to go and be of service to them in any approach.”
The 2019 efficiency was as a substitute headlined by the band Maroon 5 — whose frontman, Adam Levine, has been ensnared in controversy following a latest dishonest scandal.
Rihanna launched her most up-to-date album, “Anti,” in 2016. In an interview with Vogue earlier this 12 months, the 34-year-old pop singer mentioned she was engaged on a brand new album. She has gained 9 Grammy Awards, plus a number of American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards.
Earlier this 12 months, she got here in at #21 on Forbes’ annual listing of America’s prime self-made ladies as a consequence of her $1.4 billion internet price, earned primarily from the success of Fenty Magnificence, which she co-owns with French luxurious retailer LVMH.
Rihanna additionally has a lingerie line, Savage x Fenty, which raised cash at a $1 billion valuation in February 2021, Forbes reported. Executives had been reportedly weighing an preliminary public providing of the lingerie line at a $3 billion valuation earlier this 12 months, Bloomberg reported.
In Could, Rihanna gave start to her first baby, a child boy, with boyfriend A$AP Rocky, Folks reported.