It wasn't that long ago when it was announced that Rihanna would be the leading headline performer at the Super Bowl halftime show 2023. Now, with the NFL game just days away, more exciting news has come our way regarding the FENTY goddess.
The recently new mom has been non-stop. From taking on new duties to warming up her vocals every morning, the 34-year-old has been doing everything she can to prepare herself for perfection at the Super Bowl halftime show this year. Last year, we witnessed a history of hip-hop and rap takeover, with some of the best artists in the game coming together all on one stage. Though it might be hard to top 50-Cent, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and Dr. Dre, we think RiRi has it covered. In May 2005, the singer immediately had music listeners hooked with her debut track Pon De Replay. Since then, she has won nine Grammy Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards, and seven concert tours. After a long music hiatus, it was announced in October 2022 that Rihanna would be the voice of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever theme song, Lift Me Up. So, after a gradual return, news has come to light that Rihanna is reportedly going on tour after the Super Bowl.
The last time saw Bad Gal RiRi on tour was in 2016 for 'The Anti World Tour,' which consisted of 3 legs and 75 shows worldwide. While she has been in the spotlight for over 10 years, she opted for a little break. So the Super Bowl show is the perfect warm-up. According to People, Rihanna is "focused" while rehearsing for Super Bowl Halftime Show: 'She Can't Wait to Kill It.'" More importantly, this performance highlights a new beginning for the singer as she plans to keep her fans busy for the next year. The Sun reported Rihanna is set to announce her comeback "including new music and a tour across North America later this year." An insider spokesperson reported, "She has her North American dates ready to announce for 2023 after the Super Bowl and it will be a matter of time before European dates are announced for 2024. Her plan is to set up mini residencies in major cities rather than visit multiple places. She wants her next global outing to be swift and easy as she plans to refocus on Fenty Beauty and Savage X Fenty after her brief return to music."
Although Rihanna has not confirmed her comeback herself, she has been spotted busy in the studio, most likely getting to work on new projects. In the meantime, the Super Bowl show can't come sooner. Until then, take a look back at some of the most legendary halftime shows throughout the years...