One month before her performance, the first in years, Rihanna unveils a short promotional video.
Rihanna knows the fans are waiting for her…and she decided to play it. The Barbadian superstar unveils this Friday a short promotional video of his Super Bowl event performance, his first performance on stage in years, which will take place on February 12. And the one whose last album dates back to 2016 is amused by the impatience of the media and the public as to a possible future disc.
Sophisticated hairstyle, large yellow coat and close-fitting jumpsuit, the interpreter of Work advances in a long white corridor under flashes, while the voices of journalists resound:
“It’s been 2190 days”, “Rihanna, we’ve been waiting for you!”, “More than six years have passed since the winner of nine Grammy Awards released her last album”, “Riri, where have you been? “, can we hear in particular.
The 34-year-old singer then stops under a spotlight and her song Needed Metaken from his latest album, sounds while the name of the Super Bowl and its sponsor, Apple Music, is displayed.
Leaving… to come back better?
Rihanna made the event last September by announcing that it would be she who would provide the half-time show of this football match, the most followed annual sports meeting in the United States and the most watched in the world. This concert is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious scenes: in recent years, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, The Weeknd or even Shakira and Jennifer Lopez have succeeded there. Last year, the cream of hip-hop gathered for a collegiate performance: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar.
If the expectation around Rihanna’s show is so strong, it’s because the singer has almost given up on music. Since Anti, her 2016 album, the star focused exclusively on her clothing and cosmetics brands. She has several times mentioned a ninth album in the works, without ever revealing it. And has already announced that he will not be released before his performance.
A glimmer of hope was lit last fall when she unveiled Lift Me Up et Born Againtwo new tracks recorded for the soundtrack of Black Panther 2. Fans get impatient but don’t despair…