2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show

2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show

Gertrude Hetzel '23, Staff Writer

Rihanna took the stage February 12 in Glendale, Arizona in the State Farm Stadium, where the Kansas City Chiefs played the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII.

Rihanna is an artist who has won nine Grammy Awards, 12 Billboard music awards, 13 American music awards and seven MTV music awards.

During the show, she performed well-known hits such as “We Found Love,” “Where Have You Been,” “Work,” and “Diamonds,” all in a 13 minute set.

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are proud parents of a nine month old boy; she allegedly had second thoughts about performing, but motherhood inspired her.

Before the performance, Rihanna mentioned that she was going to have a special guest, but nobody appeared to sing alongside her. After the performance there was speculation of pregnancy because of the amount of times she rubbed and showed off her bump. Later on, her rep confirmed she was pregnant.

During this performance, Rihanna seized the marketing opportunity. She used makeup from her makeup line mid-show, and her listeners on Apple Music tripled.

Fox ratings showed that five million more people watched Rihanna’s performance than the actual game.

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