Rihanna better gets to “Work” since she has a Super Bowl halftime show to headline.
The pop star indicated her performance at Super Bowl LVII by posting a photograph of a football to her Instagram Sunday.
Official Twitter accounts Apple Music and the NFL then affirmed Rihanna’s performance Sunday. “It’s on,” read a tweet from Apple Music.
Following the declaration, Jay-Z said Sunday in a news release that Rihanna is “a generational talent, a woman of humble beginnings who has surpassed expectations at every turn.”
The rapper added: “A person born on the small island of Barbados who became one of the most prominent artists ever. Self-made in business and entertainment.”
Seth Dudowsky, NFL Head of Music, said in a statement he was “thrilled to welcome Rihanna to the Apple Music 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,” Dudowsky added.
The upcoming Super Bowl will feature the first halftime show sponsored by Apple Music; past shows starting around 2013 were sponsored by Pepsi (which additionally first sponsored the 2007 show).
The 2022 halftime show included a few headliners: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem and Mary J. Blige, in addition to surprise appearances from 50 Cent and Anderson .Paak.
Dr. Dre joined Ebro Darden on Apple Music 1 Sunday and shared that he “can’t wait to see what she’s going to do.”
“I just like her and what she does, and her get down, and how she approaches her artistry and the whole nine,” the rapper said. “It’s fantastic. She has the opportunity to really blow us away. I know we set the bar extremely high.”
He likewise has a recommendation for Rihanna in front of her halftime show performance.
“Put the right people around you, and have fun. That’s basically what it is, making sure you have the right creative people around you,” Dr. Dre said.
Other halftime performers in the last decade incorporate The Weeknd, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Beyoncé.
Super Bowl LVII is scheduled to happen on Feb. 12, 2023, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.