Rihanna Set to Headline Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show

Rihanna at the 5th Annual Clara Lionel Foundation Diamond Ball in 2019.
Rihanna at the 5th Annual Clara Lionel Foundation Diamond Ball in 2019. Photo by Gregory Pace/Shutterstock (10412685y)

There’s always a lot of anticipation surrounding the announcement of the Super Bowl headliner, and the NFL couldn’t have made a better choice for next year. Rihanna will be in charge of headlining the halftime show at the Super Bowl LVII in 2023, taking place in Glendale, Arizona.

Rumors about Rihanna’s involvement started running wild on Sunday, and she added some fuel to the fire just a few hours later. The 34-year-old singer posted a photo of herself holding an NFL football, confirming she’s set to headline the 2023 Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show.

The NFL was quick to repost her teaser photo on their social media pages, while NFL’s head of music Seth Dudowsky released an official statement, saying they’re thrilled to welcome Rihanna to the Super Bowl halftime show stage.

“Rihanna is a once-in-a-generation artist who has been a cultural force throughout her career. We look forward to collaborating with Rihanna, Roc Nation, and Apple Music to bring fans another historic Halftime Show performance,” said Dudowsky in a statement.

The Super Bowl LVII is set to take place on February 12, 2023, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Rihanna will follow in the footsteps of hip-hop icons Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar, who took the Super Bowl stage this year.