Singer By all appearances, Rihanna will be performing at the Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show in 2023.
In addition, the singer’s management company, Roc Nation, issued a statement on Sunday confirming the singer’s involvement, as reported by ‘Variety’.
The singer posted an Instagram photo of herself with an NFL-licensed football. According to sources, the singer is “in talks” to lead the next Halftime Show, which prompted the post.
The game is slated to be contested at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on February 12. It regularly generates one of the largest single TV audiences of the year.
The official statement quoted Jay-Z as saying, “Rihanna is a generational talent, a woman of humble beginnings who has surpassed expectations at every turn.”
“Someone from the tiny Caribbean island of Barbados who rose to international fame as an artist. Success in one’s own commercial or artistic endeavors.”
Rihanna would be a natural choice as a Halftime performer for Roc Nation, but she hasn’t put out an album since 2016.
In the years following, she has made cryptic remarks about two albums, one of which she has described as a dancehall album. On the other hand, information is still sketchy.
Fans of the R&B artist were already on edge before the announcement, in the hopes that a new album would follow the singer’s primetime presence.
Rihanna was offered the chance to headline the 2019 Halftime show, but she declined to stand in protest alongside Colin Kaepernick.
“As Apple Music’s halftime show performer, we couldn’t be more excited to have Rihanna take the stage. Rihanna is a once-in-a-generation performer who has consistently been at the forefront of pop culture “The NFL’s music supervisor, Seth Dudowsky, made the following comment.
We’re thrilled to work with Rihanna, Roc Nation, and Apple Music to bring fans yet another unforgettable Halftime Show performance.
Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and Beats, Oliver Schusser, has remarked that “many millions of Apple Music customers around the world” consider Rihanna to be “an outstanding recording artist.”
What a fantastic talent Rihanna is, and we’re thrilled to be able to work with her, Roc Nation, and the NFL to bring them all to the first-ever Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show.
Star-studded performers including Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar were brought together for the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show earlier this year.
In a first for a Halftime show, the performance was nominated for five Creative Arts Emmys and won three of them, including an outstanding live variety special.
Among the many artists who have performed at the Super Bowl Halftime Show in the past include the Weeknd, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Prince, and Madonna.