By Kyla Marie Victoriano
After declining to play the show in 2019, pop star Rihanna is set to perform at the upcoming Super Bowl LVII Halftime show in February 2023 at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
As seen on an Instagram post, the 34-year-old Grammy-winning Barbadian singer Rihanna hinted at her performance for the Super Bowl LVII by posting a photo of an outstretched arm holding an NFL football on Sunday, September 25.
The NFL and Apple Music then confirmed the singer’s participation on their official Twitter accounts with the same photo on Sunday. “It’s on @@rihanna will take the stage for the first-ever Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show on 2.12.23. #SBLVII @NFL @NFLonFOX @RocNation,” a tweet from Apple Music.
Following the announcement, Jay-Z, Rock Nation’s executive producer for the halftime show, said that Rihanna “is a generational talent, a woman of humble beginnings who has surpassed expectations at every turn.”
“A person born on the small island of Barbados who became one of the most prominent artists ever. Self-made in business and entertainment.” the hip-hop artist added.
After a decade with Pepsi, the 57th Super Bowl, which will take place on February 12, 2023, at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, will be sponsored by Apple Music for the first time.
With more than 250 million records sold globally, Rihanna is one of the best-selling female artists. The pop star’s recent album Anti was released in 2016, and her last performance was at the Grammy awards in 2018.