Updated Feb 12, 2023 - Sports

Rihanna stuns fans during Super Bowl halftime show

Rihanna sings into a microphone, wearing red from head to toe.

The first ever Apple Music-sponsored Super Bowl halftime show did not disappoint.

Why it matters: In her first return to the stage in seven years, Rihanna shocked fans with a pregnancy announcement, reps confirm to People, making her the first to perform the Super Bowl halftime show pregnant.

  • Donning bright red from head to toe, the iconic pop singer opened the show with her hit 2015 single "Better Have My Money" and closed with her 2012 multi-platinum record "Diamonds."

Of note: Curbing the trend of many past Super Bowl halftime performers, Rihanna did not have a single guest performer join her on stage, but did hint that she was "thinking of bringing someone" in an interview with Nate Burleson.

The bottom line: Rihanna's performance was an epic start for Apple Music and a welcome sight to fans who've been waiting to see Rihanna take the stage again.

  • It will be interesting to see which artist decides to take the stage at the Super Bowl Halftime Show next year.
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