Superbowl Halftime: Rihanna makes grand return to stage.
Pop and R&B diva Rihanna had a triumphant stage comeback on Sunday, performing songs from “Umbrella” to “Diamonds” while floating on a platform above the Super Bowl field.
At the stadium in Glendale, Arizona, Rihanna performed while wearing a hot pink jumpsuit as the platform fell to the ground. She was surrounded by scores of white-clad dancers.
It was the 34-year-old Grammy winner’s first stage performance in five years. Her last album, “Anti,” was released in 2016.
The Super Bowl is the music industry’s premiere showcase and has featured top performers including Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Prince, Madonna and the Rolling Stones. The telecast usually draws around 100 million viewers in the United States alone.
In the pre-game ceremony, country star Chris Stapleton sang the U.S. national anthem while Oscar-winning “CODA” star Troy Kotsur performed the song in American Sign Language.
Emmy-winning “Abbott Elementary” star Sheryl Lee Ralph sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” a hymn that has become known as the Black national anthem, accompanied by a choir…Reuters