Rihanna made a stunning return to live music with a spectacular performance at the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show, held at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The nine-time Grammy winner treated fans to a range of hits, including “Diamonds”, “Only Girl in the World”, and “B**** Better Have My Money”. After the performance, a representative confirmed that Rihanna is pregnant with her second child.
Country star Chris Stapleton kicked off the event by performing the national anthem, which earned high praise from fans. Actor Troy Kotsur’s sign language performance of the national anthem was also a highlight of the night. Babyface sang “America The Beautiful” and Sheryl Lee Ralph gave a moving rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing”.
As always, brands took the opportunity to make an impact with memorable, star-studded ads. The halftime show is expected to be watched by 100 million people in the US alone.
In addition to her headline performance, Rihanna made headlines for confirming her pregnancy with her second child. Speculation began when she appeared to touch or cradle her belly during the performance. Earlier, she had hinted at a surprise guest during a podcast interview, leading fans to believe that her baby news was the surprise she had referred to. We hoped it was Chris Brown if only to show the world she has forgiven him then maybe the world would forgive him as well, BUT, we are excited for her nonetheless.
Overall, the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show was a night to remember, with a dazzling performance from Rihanna, unforgettable performances from other talented artists, and exciting ads from top brands. Congratulations to Rihanna on her pregnancy, and here’s hoping for many more exciting moments in her music career.