Rihanna delivered her first live performance in five years at Super Bowl LVII and made us feel like she hasn’t been gone for a single day! Her halftime show was as spectacular as it gets, and she managed to fit some of her biggest hits into a thrilling 13-minute performance.
Rihanna was up to quite a challenge when she was picked as a halftime show performer, and she was very open about her struggle to celebrate her entire catalog in just 13 minutes. She put together 39 versions of the setlist, and eventually picked 12 songs that took us down memory lane and spanned her entire career.
Rihanna kicked things off with “B—h Better Have My Money”, a somewhat ironic choice since the halftime show performers never get paid. She didn’t rely on special guests to make her performance pop – even though many expected she’d bring out Jay-Z or Drake – and surprised us by announcing her second pregnancy instead.
The list of songs she performed included such songs as “Only Girl in the World”, “We Found Love”, “Rude Boy”, and “Work” before she finished things off with two of her biggest smash-hits – “Umbrella” and “Diamonds”.
Super Bowl LVII took place at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on February 12, and Chris Stapleton was in charge of performing the national anthem.