Rihanna headlines Super Bowl 57 halftime show. What to know about the nine-time Grammy winner.
While the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles take a break from shining bright like a diamond, Rihanna will be the Super Bowl 57 halftime show performer.
It's a show that's so exciting, at least one player is hoping to catch a glimpse.
The nine-time Grammy award-winner will perform a slew of hits with (or maybe without) some surprise guests. This will be her first public performance since 2018 when she performed DJ Khaled's "Wild Thoughts" at the Grammys.
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In 2019, Rihanna said she rejected an invitation to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show, citing a desire to support ostracized quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
But she's here now and ready to wow.
Who is Super Bowl halftime show performer Rihanna?
Rihanna is a global sensation who burst onto the scene when she signed to Def Jam in 2005 as a teenager. She has had 14 songs reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has eight platinum albums.
Her last LP was 2016's "ANTI." She made a return to music this year as part of the "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" soundtrack with the song "Lift Me Up," which gave Rihanna her first Oscar and Golden Globe nominations.
Since releasing "ANTI," Rihanna has expanded her empire through her Fenty brands — Fenty Beauty and Savage x Fenty — both of which she has used to create products for and celebrate all skin tones, shapes and sizes.
In August 2021, she reached billionaire status.
Rihanna became a mother in May when she had a son with rapper and fashion mogul A$AP Rocky.
What are Rihanna's hit songs?
Among Rihanna's chart-topping songs is "We Found Love." It was the No. 1 song in the country for 10 weeks in 2011. Other top singles include "Rude Boy," "Love on the Brain," "Diamonds," "Needed Me" and "Work" featuring Drake. Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie," which she is featured on, is certified diamond. Her first smash hit was 2007's "Umbrella," which reigned at the top of the chart for seven weeks.
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— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 13, 2023
What other artists have performed at halftime of the Super Bowl?
Last year, Dr. Dre headlined the Super Bowl halftime show in Los Angeles with appearances from Eminem, Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg.
Before that, The Weeknd was the Super Bowl 55 halftime show performer and Jennifer Lopez and Shakira took center stage a year prior.
Other iconic Super Bowl halftime show performances include Lady Gaga, U2, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and Prince.
Jay Z has served as a consultant for the NFL since 2019 as the league seeks to expand its cultural influence and support of social justice. Part of his role includes supervising the NFL's music ventures.
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