Updated Feb 13, 2023 - Sports
Rihanna stuns fans during Super Bowl halftime show
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.