The artist Rihanna confirmed on her social networks that she will be the protagonist of the NFL Super Bowl LVII to be held at State Farm Stadium in Glendale on February 12, 2023.
The singer, of hits like “Umbrella”, “Love the Way You Lie”, “Work”, among others, posted on her Instagram an image of her hand with an American football. This confirms the announcement that she will be the protagonist of the halftime show, one of the most important events in the NFL during the Super Bowl.
This announcement comes after certain rumors about the names of some artists who would be doing the halftime show. One of those who was on the table was the singer Taylor Swift.
The 34-year-old artist from Barbados will be her first time at the halftime show. The singer has not released a music album since 2016, since then she has been more dedicated to the fashion and makeup sector in which she has a brand called Fenty Beauty.
Rihanna will be the first solo artist to be at the Super Bowl Half Time Show since 2017 when Lady Gaga was there . She has since been collaborating with Coldplay with Beyoncé and Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, and rappers Eminem, Snoop Dogg and Mary J Blige.
Rihanna se encargará del show del medio tiempo en el Super Bowl LVII 🏈 🎶 pic.twitter.com/yxFdJW2vCI— ESPN Deportes (@ESPNDeportes) September 25, 2022
This will be the Barbadian artist's first musical performance in years and also since she had a baby in May together with the rapper known as ASAP Rocky.
Arizona will once again host the Super Bowl since 2015 when the game was played between Tom Brady's New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks. Tom Brady and the Patriots won Super Bowl XLIX 28-24 over Seattle.
Starting this year, the NFL unilaterally chooses a single hosting site for each game, without allowing other cities to submit offers; The chosen city then develops a proposal that is voted on at league owners' meetings.
Arizona was the first place chosen in this process; his proposal was unanimously accepted on May 23, 2018.