The Super Bowl has gone from a sports event to America's biggest party to a week-long and immersive experience.
Especially, the Super Bowl half-time performance is often a career highlight for artists and a highly anticipated event.
And this year, Rihanna made her long-awaited return to the stage — on the biggest stage in all of pop music with her grand halftime performance at Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Rihanna’s show also raised speculation that the 34-year-old superstar — who appeared in a billowing red jacket over a form-fitting vinyl bodice is pregnant for the second time.
Rihanna opened the show, her first in years, on a suspended platform high above the field with the throbbing rap track “Bitch Better Have My Money” before segueing into a series of her uptempo EDM songs: “Where Have You Been,” “Only Girl (In the World)” and “We Found Love.”
During her Super Bowl halftime show performance, Rihanna made history in not one but two different categories. She’s the first female billionaire and the first known pregnant person to star in a Super Bowl Halftime Show.
Some halftime shows are a wild mix of guest performances and scenery changes. Rihanna, without accompaniment, played the hits in a unified showcase with her effortless magnetism.
Moreover, in a moment that's since gone viral, Rihanna also touched up her makeup using a compact from her Fenty Beauty brand. She also topped off her beauty look with a new liquid lipstick, called the "MVP," which launched online during halftime.
According to various online sources, about 28.5 million households tuned in to the Barbadian singer’s performance Sunday evening.