Rihanna will be the focus of Apple TV+ documentary chronicling her comeback to the stage

Rihanna will be the focus of Apple TV+ documentary chronicling her comeback to the stage as she’s slated to perform at Super Bowl LVII halftime show

  • Musical superstar, 34, inked a pact with the company for millions 
  • The Umbrella singer will take the stage for the halftime show at Super Bowl LVII 
  • The game will be played February 12, 2023 at Glendale, Arizona’s State Farm Stadium 
  • She ‘is keen for the world to remember why she is one of the greatest performers of all time’ 
  • She released the single Lift Me Up from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack last month 

Rihanna has inked a multimillion dollar deal with Apple TV+ to produce a documentary chronicling her comeback to the stage ahead of her halftime performance at Super Bowl LVII next year.

The Barbados native, 34, according to The Sun, inked a pact with the company following her reemergence on the charts last month with her single Lift Me Up from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack.

‘There is a massive appetite for everything to do with Rihanna, especially as this will be her major return to the stage for the first time in years,’ a music industry source told the publication. ‘Rihanna is a massive force to be reckoned with when it comes to music and so Apple has paid millions.’

The latest: Rihanna, 34, has inked a multimillion dollar deal with Apple TV+ to produce a doc chronicling her comeback to the stage ahead of her halftime performance at Super Bowl LVII. She was snapped last month in LA at the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiere

The latest: Rihanna, 34, has inked a multimillion dollar deal with Apple TV+ to produce a doc chronicling her comeback to the stage ahead of her halftime performance at Super Bowl LVII. She was snapped last month in LA at the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiere 

The insider said that the Grammy-winning artist ‘will be recorded during rehearsals and meetings in the lead-up to the big night and give an insight into what her life is really like now she is returning to pop as a mum’ after giving birth to her first child earlier this year with rapper A$AP Rocky.

The Umbrella singer ‘is keen for the world to remember why she is one of the greatest performers of all time,’ as ‘the Super Bowl is one of, if not the, biggest stages in the world, so her show was always going to be huge.

‘Add on top of that it’s a live comeback and the pressure is immense.’

The songstress opened up about the gravity of her comeback performance speaking with the AP earlier this month prior to her Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 4.

A music industry source said that 'there is a massive appetite for everything to do with Rihanna, especially as this will be her major return to the stage for the first time in years'

A music industry source said that ‘there is a massive appetite for everything to do with Rihanna, especially as this will be her major return to the stage for the first time in years’

The Diamonds performer was announced in September as the featured performer in the show produced by Apple Music and Jay-Z¿s Roc Nation

The Diamonds performer was announced in September as the featured performer in the show produced by Apple Music and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation 

‘If I’m going to leave my baby, I’m going to leave my baby for something special,’ she said. ‘It was now or never for me.’

She called the highly-anticipated outing ‘a challenge’ that she ‘welcomed,’ calling the platform ‘a stage bigger than anything [she’s] ever done.’

The Diamonds performer was announced in September as the featured performer in the show produced by Apple Music and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation.

‘Rihanna is a generational talent, a woman of humble beginnings who has surpassed expectations at every turn,’ executive producer Jay-Z said in a statement. ‘A person born on the small island of Barbados who became one of the most prominent artists ever. Self-made in business and entertainment.’

The singer gave birth to her first child earlier this year with rapper A$AP Rocky

The singer gave birth to her first child earlier this year with rapper A$AP Rocky 

The famed songstress previously declined an invitation to headline the halftime show in 2019 to show solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, who has not been signed to an NFL team since taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality against Black people and minorities in 2016. 

Kaepernick, who said that NFL execs had colluded to keep him out of the league, reached a legal settlement with the league in early 2019.

The outing will be the Umbrella artist’s first public performance since the 2018 Grammy Awards. Her most recent album release was 2016’s Anti.

This year’s halftime show in Los Angeles featured an ensemble including Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige.

Super Bowl LVII is set to be held at Glendale, Arizona’s State Farm Stadium February 12, 2023.

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