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Rihanna and Her Super Bowl Halftime Show

The History of Rihanna

Back in September 2022, Rihanna was announced as the halftime performer for Super Bowl LVII. The Barbados-born singer got her start in 2005 after she was discovered by a record producer. She signed a six-album contract and released her debut album, “Music of the Sun,” in August of that same year. Rihanna has gone on to release seven more albums, including “Unapologetic” and “Anti,” which both charted at number one in the United States. She also has won nine Grammy’s throughout her career and has received 33 nominations all together.


Additionally, the singer has also gone on to create two of her own brands: Fenty Beauty and Savage X Fenty. In May 2022 Rihanna welcomed a child with her boyfriend A$AP Rocky. It is clear that Rihanna has been very busy during the seven long years since her last album was released, so fans are very excited to see what the singer has in store. As we gear up for the big game on Sunday, Rihanna will be rehearsing for her first live performance in almost four years.


Halftime Show Predictions

This time of year, betting is not just for sports. Every year when the Superbowl halftime show rolls around, many fans place bets on what songs the artist will sing, outfit and hair colors, guest appearances, and more. Rihanna has let the public in on a little bit of information about her performance so far. The singer opened up in a pre-Super Bowl interview that crafting the setlist has been difficult, as she had to “cram 17 years of work into 13 minutes.” With 14 number one hits and 31 top ten songs, it’s hard to tell which songs will make the cut.


Many are choosing Rihanna’s 2012 hit “Diamonds” as the favorite for the opening song. There is no doubt that the visuals to accompany this song would be stunning if she chooses to sing it. “Pon de Replay,” Rihanna’s first hit, would also make a good addition to the setlist as she would be able to acknowledge how she started out the career that has taken her all the way to the Super Bowl halftime show. Rihanna’s most recent release, “Lift Me Up,” is also be expected to be performed. This 2022 song, which is off of the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” soundtrack, is the first song of her own that has been released in six years.


Throughout Rihanna’s expansive career, she has collaborated with a lot of different artists. Halftime shows are famous for their surprise guest appearances, so many people are discussing who Rihanna could possibly bring out as a guest. Some notable names include Drake (“Work,” “What’s My Name”), T.I. (Live Your Life), and Calvin Harris (“This Is What You Came For,” “Where Have You Been,” “We Found Love”).


Rihanna has been creating music and performing for almost two decades now. She has an incredible discography, so no matter what songs she chooses to perform or who she chooses to perform with, this year’s halftime show will be one to remember.


I hope you enjoy the performance and GO BIRDS!


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