Singer Rihanna during her halftime performance of the Kansas City Chiefs-Philadelphia Eagles NFL Finals, Feb. 12, 2023.
Glendale (USA) – Pop and R&B superstar Rihanna filled the halftime break of the NFL finals between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night. The Barbadian-American singer performed several of her biggest hits in the prestigious halftime show, including songs like Umbrella and Diamonds. Her representatives announced after the performance that she was pregnant again.
< p>With a performance at the Super Bowl, Rihanna returned to world stages after an almost five-year hiatus. At the same time, she could not have chosen a more spectacular occasion for her comeback. In the US alone, the final is watched by an estimated 100 million viewers, with the match peaking at the half-time break, which is filled with an approximately 13-minute show considered the pinnacle of the American entertainment industry.
On a moving stage suspended high above the field and gradually descending towards the playing field of the stadium in Glendale, Arizona, the 34-year-old singer in a pink dress, surrounded by a dance group in white, sang a medley of her greatest hits: Bitch Better Have My Money, Diamonds or We Found Love. However, fans from all over the world did not get to see rapper Jay-Z, although he was reportedly spotted at the stadium. Superhit Umbrella was sung by Rihanna alone, and not with her musical partner.
Shortly after the performance, the singer's management announced that Rihanna was pregnant and expecting her second child. Already during the show, it was noticeable that her belly was showing under her dress, which immediately sparked speculation on social networks. It soon proved that they were justified. Meanwhile, the singer already has a nine-month-old son with rapper A Rocky.
In the past, pop and rock greats such as Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Prince, Madonna and The Rolling Stones provided the Super Bowl program.
Music the program is also part of the pre-match ceremony. Today, actress Sheryl Lee Ralph sang the song Lift Every Voice and Sing, which is considered a black anthem. The American national anthem was sung before kickoff by country singer Chris Stapleton.
The Irish rock group U2 used today's Super Bowl to announce several of their concerts in a commercial. The group plans a series of several concerts starting in 2019 in the fall on the occasion of the opening of the MSG Sphere arena in Las Vegas.
Their program will focus on the album Achtung Baby from 1991. However, the quartet will be missing drummer Larry Mullen due to unspecified health issues problems. “We need to get back on stage and see the faces of our fans again,” shared Bono, Edge and Adam Clayton. No other concerts have been announced yet.