Rihanna Is Back | Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show (Official Trailer)

As long as she works “We Found Love” into the set, I don’t really care what Rihanna has planned. It’s probably a safe bet to guess that we’ll also hear “Pon de Replay,” “Don’t Stop the Music, “Diamonds” and of course, “Umbrella.” If you’ve been paying attention over the last 20 years, then you know these Super Bowl halftime performances aren’t about the music, they’re about the spectacle. And no matter how long she’s been away from the game, we know Rih will bring spectacle.


Just in case you were wondering if this will lead to that long-awaited album, the superstar put that idea to rest at her Savage x Fenty show in November. “That’s not true. Super Bowl is one thing. New music is another thing. Do you hear that, fans?” she told Variety. “The second that I announced this, I said, ‘Oh, my God, they’re going to think my album is coming. I need to get to work.’”

This is a very busy time for the Ocean’s 8 actress, as her inspiring song, “Lift Me Up,” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is an awards favorite and expected to be nominated for an Oscar, which could lead to another high-profile live TV performance. Rihanna may not be ready to release a new album, but fans are certainly ready to welcome her back to the music world whenever she’s ready.