For years, fans of Rihanna have persisted without any respite in sight. While the singer has fed her followers with a number of song collaborations and top-of-the-line make-up (through her brand Fenty Beauty), the fans who wanted a full album kept persisting since her last in 2016.
While it’s not exactly a music album announcement, the singer stunned her fans with an announcement that could lead them very close to the promised land.
Amidst rumours of her involvement with the upcoming Super Bowl Halftime show, Rihanna dropped a confirmation of the news on her Instagram late on Sunday.
Cue a collective Internet meltdown!
rihanna didn't stop the music after all pic.twitter.com/qMHYtTWULd— pop culture moments (@notgwendalupe) September 25, 2022
If she does this I’ll lose my mind!!! #RIHANNASUPERBOWL#rihannaiscomingpic.twitter.com/uDEgfM7nmV— ᴍᴏᴄʜᴀ ᴄʜᴏᴄᴏʟᴀᴛᴀ ☕️ (@shay_da_bess) September 25, 2022
I’m not even american, but I will be tuning in on my no exictinh NBC to watch Rihanna perform at the Super Bowl #RIHANNASUPERBOWLpic.twitter.com/HtrETSWkNy— Lay’ 🇸🇴 (@laylamuntas) September 25, 2022
Both the singer and the entertainment agency Roc Nation confirmed the news via a statement leading fans to speculate wildly about all the songs that the singer might perform on one of the most-watched stages of all time and whether or not this news would be a prelude to her album, which she hinted at releasing late this year.
In true Rihanna fashion, the singer chose a straightforward and succinct way of revealing the news of her being appointed as the coveted Halftime show performer for the LVII Super Bowl. She shared a photo of her hand holding an NFL-branded football on Instagram.
This will mark her first live performance in five years, since her 2018 Grammys appearance with DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller.
Earlier this year, rappers Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar took the stage at the Halftime show and gave a performance that was so legendary that it earned itself three Creative Arts Emmys, including one for Outstanding Live Variety Special which was a first for any Halftime show.
Previously, artists like Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Madonna, and Prince have performed at the event.
How excited are you to see Rihanna back on stage next year?!