rihanna is preparing to make her long-awaited live comeback super bowl 2023 Halftime Show.
The pop star is expected to perform her biggest hit as she climbs to the top NFL The final was held at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Here’s everything we know about performance so far.
When is Rihanna’s Super Bowl halftime show?
The 2023 Super Bowl kicks off at 11:30pm UK time on Sunday, February 12, with the Philadelphia Eagles taking on the Kansas City Chiefs.
But the main event for music fans will be Rihanna’s halftime show, which is likely to start around 1am on Monday.
It will be her first solo performance since 2017 and will run between 12 and 15 minutes.
How can I watch live in the UK?
Super Bowl to be broadcast live in the UK ITV1 and streaming service ITVX. Race preparations will begin at 10:45pm on Sunday.
Alternatively, Sky and NOW subscribers can watch via Sky Go, Sky Sports NFL or Sky Sports Main Event.
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What can fans expect from the playlist?
Rihanna’s playlist has been kept under wraps but is expected to include some of her biggest hits.
The 34-year-old singer has nine UK number one hits to her name, including Umbrella, Diamonds and We Found Love, so she has no shortage of hits to please.
Jay ChouRoc Nation, whose company Roc Nation is executive producing the show, sparked rumors that the rap icon might appear as a special guest.
Fans will be watching the show closely for any signs that a new album is on the way.
The Barbados singer took a long break from music following her most recent album, 2016’s Anti, to focus on her career and acting career.
She starred in the heist blockbuster Ocean’s 8 and the short Isle of Guava, while also developing her Fenty cosmetics and lingerie empire.
But she returned to music last year with two new songs, Lift Me Up and Born Again, both recorded for the Marvel film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Rihanna credits the birth of her son last May as her main motivation for agreeing to perform at the Super Bowl.
She said: “I feel like it’s now or never. There’s this weird thing that happens when you become a mum and you release or unlock other parts of your superpower.
“You feel like you can take on or do anything. I want to take on the challenge. I want to do something that will force me back on stage.”
She previously turned down an offer to headline the 2019 Super Bowl alongside NFL star and anti-racism activist Colin Kaepernick.
She told Vogue at the time: “I dare not do that. For what? Who benefits from it? Not mine. I just can’t sell it. I can’t be an enabler.”
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