You do not need to know a landing from a decent finish to tune in to Super Bowl LVII, which is able to pit the Kansas City Chiefs towards the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday. The mini-movie commercials, closely anticipated film trailers and star-studded halftime reveals additionally pull within the crowds. This yr’s halftime present is particularly thrilling for a lot of, because it options Rihanna, an iconic artist who hasn’t launched a brand new album shortly. Here’s the lowdown.
Here’s slightly about Rihanna
Barbadian singer Rihanna is a type of musical artists who would not want to make use of a final identify. (It’s Fenty, although. She makes use of the identify for her make-up and lingerie companies.) She’ll be taking heart stage on the halftime present, and so far as we all know, she’s doing it solo, not like final yr when Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige all shared the highlight. (Of course, it is all the time potential a celeb pal might pop by.)
Don’t know Rihanna? She’s a pop, vogue and musical icon, a billionaire businesswoman, and an actress who’s starred in films and TV reveals. (Kids cherished her because the voice of Tip within the 2015 DreamWorks movie Home.) She’s gained 9 Grammy Awards and is among the bestselling musical artists of all time, having bought 250 million information worldwide.
Take it from Jay-Z, who signed the singer to Def Jam Records in 2004, and now owns Roc Nation, her administration firm and the NFL’s official leisure associate.
“Rihanna is a generational talent, a woman of humble beginnings who has surpassed expectations at every turn,” he mentioned when Rihanna’s Super Bowl function was introduced.
How to observe the halftime present
Super Bowl LVII is about for Feb. 12, with kickoff at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The sport will air on Fox. If you need to tune in only for the halftime present, you in all probability do not have to concentrate till about 7:30-8 p.m. ET — the primary two quarters of the sport will in all probability run 40 minutes every, with commercials and play stoppages all included. Call it 7:30 p.m. simply to be secure. Although for those who miss something, the NFL normally posts on-line video of the complete halftime present pretty rapidly.
If you get Fox in your common TV channel lineup, you are set. If you’ll be able to’t get Fox proper now, you might add Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, FuboTV or Sling TV to get the channel and watch the sport stay.
Want to stream the sport stay on a cell app? NFL Plus subscribers can achieve this on the NFL cell app, and Fox subscribers can watch it on the Fox Sports app.
What to anticipate from the halftime present
A voiceover for the Super Bowl halftime present teaser reminds viewers that Rihanna hasn’t launched a brand new album since Anti in 2016. That positive appears to trace at a brand new album announcement, however not so quick. Variety experiences that Rihanna mentioned in November, “That’s not true. Super Bowl is one thing. New music is another thing. Do you hear that, fans?”
New album or no new album, Rihanna is aware of the way to placed on a present, and the advantage of not having to separate the present amongst 5 completely different musicians means it will be just like a shortened live performance.
And Rihanna followers are prepared. While she hasn’t launched a brand new album since 2016, she does have two songs — Lift Me Up and Born Again — on the soundtrack for Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever.
This is the primary yr that Apple Music is sponsoring the Super Bowl halftime present, changing Pepsi. We’ll have to attend and see if Apple Music provides any tech gems or extras regarding the present.
Correction, Feb. 2: An earlier model of this story incorrectly mentioned Rihanna hasn’t launched any new music since her 2016 album. She hasn’t launched a brand new album since then, however has launched new music.
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