When the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs take the field for Super Bowl LVII on February 12, 2023, they won’t be the only stars on display. The Super Bowl halftime show has become nearly as big of a deal as the game itself, with organizers recruiting top musical artists to provide a can’t-miss spectacle. This year is no exception, as pop superstar Rihanna has signed on to headline the show.
Rihanna Confirmed as 2023 Halftime Performer
After years of rumors and fan speculation, Rihanna was officially announced as the featured halftime performer in September 2022. The global pop icon is known for massive hits like “Umbrella,” “Diamonds,” and “We Found Love.” She joins an esteemed list of recent Super Bowl headliners like The Weeknd, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Katy Perry, and more.
The return of Rihanna
Rihanna’s Super Bowl showcase marks her return after an extended break from live performing. She hasn’t toured since 2016’s Anti World Tour in support of her most recent album, Anti. Since then, the singer and entrepreneur has focused primarily on expanding her Fenty beauty brand into a multibillion-dollar company. After years away, her high-energy Super Bowl performance will kick off a new musical era for the superstar.
What to Expect
While full details are being kept under wraps, fans can expect a career-spanning medley of Rihanna’s greatest hits. With 14 No. 1 singles to choose from, narrowed down to a 13-minute set, she’s sure to bring the fireworks. It’s also possible she could break out new, unheard music. Her appearance comes ahead of highly-anticipated new music, her first album in over six years.
Rihanna is known for her spectacular, high-concept performances. She constantly pushes boundaries with fashion and imagery in powerful ways. It’s a safe bet she has something special in store for one of music’s biggest stages.
Frequently Asked Questions
What time does the Super Bowl start?
Kickoff for Super Bowl LVII is set for 6:30 pm EST.
What channel is the Super Bowl on?
The game will be broadcast on Fox.
Who is favored to win the Super Bowl?
As of now, the Kansas City Chiefs are currently favored over the Philadelphia Eagles.
What other halftime shows has Rihanna done?
Rihanna has delivered stunning halftime performances in the past at NBA All-Star games in 2006 and 2016.
Is Rihanna doing a new album?
Yes, her Super Bowl show kicks off a highly-anticipated era of new music, her first album in over six years since 2016’s ‘Anti’.
When music and football collide for sports’ biggest spectacle, the entertainment is always top-notch. Rihanna’s long-awaited return promises to make Super Bowl LVII’s halftime show one for the ages.