Superstar Rihanna is gearing up for a glorious return to the world of music, and fans can’t wait to see what she has in store. While she is set to perform at next year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, fans might actually get to hear new music well before that. In addition, it’s being rumored the singer is considering going on tour next year as well.
It’s been six years since Rihanna’s last album, Anti. The album was a critically acclaimed effort from Rihanna and went on to be her last body of work before devoting her attention fully to her clothing, make-up, and lingerie empires. Rihanna became a billionaire in the process and has even found time to start a family with rapper A$AP Rocky. However, fans have been waiting patiently for new music from the singer.In light of her halftime show, many are assuming that a new project may be following shortly afterward.
This rumor was also fueled by murmurs that she is eyeing a massive stadium tour for next year as well. It would be her first time on the road since 2017’s Anti World Tour, where she hit 71 different cities. Trusted sources like Hits Daily Double and more have been reporting on Riri’s team working hard behind the scenes to prep a massive tour to follow her Super Bowl debut. Rihanna also announced the 4th installment of her Savage x Fenty Show, which will be airing on Nov. 9th and could also include new music.
However, the strongest chance fans have of hearing Rihanna again might be on the upcoming Black Panther Wakanda Forever soundtrack. It is rumored that she recorded two songs for the film. Rihanna has been tied to Black Panther for a while, with rumors back in 2020 saying that she was set to appear in the sequel, but that was never confirmed.R ihanna would join Tems, whose cover of “No Woman No Cry” was featured in the film’s trailer. Black Panther’s first movie had a star-stubbed soundtrack as well, featuring several songs from Kendrick Lamar, SZA, The Weeknd, and more.
Today, Rihanna confirmed the rumors and released a snippet from her upcoming song, ‘Lift Me Up’ from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack. ‘Lift Me Up’ is Rihanna’s first release since 2017 when she featured on several projects from NERD, Mike Will Made-IT, and DJ Khaled. The song comes out two weeks before the blockbuster film hits theaters. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is expected to make $175M during its box office debut next month.
Rihanna has been quite busy outside of finally releasing new music, the ‘Umbrella’ singer is now a mother and gearing up for her SuperBowl performance. Yesterday, the singer revealed her Savage X Fenty fashion show will premiere November 9th on Amazon Prime. This will be the fourth installment of the fashion show. Check out her new song below.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premieres in theaters on November 11, 2022.