Rihanna will perform the song ‘Black Panther’ at the Oscars
Pop superstar Rihanna will perform at the Oscars next month, organizers announced Thursday, just weeks after making her long-awaited — and visibly pregnant — Super Bowl return.
The Barbados-born singer will perform her Oscar-nominated song “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” at the film industry’s biggest awards show in Hollywood.
The song competes with Lady Gaga’s “Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick” and current favorite “Naatu Naatu” from “RRR.”
Rihanna, 35, hadn’t performed a live show in seven years before bringing a career-spanning medley of hits to the NFL’s flagship halftime show earlier this month.
Instead, she focused on the successful makeup, lingerie and high fashion brands that helped make her a billionaire – as well as raising her first child, a son, who was born in May.
Her new baby bump dominated conversation at the Super Bowl, with reps for the singer confirming shortly after the show that Rihanna is pregnant with her second child.
But fans who were hoping to get a glimpse of the album she’s been teasing for years have been disappointed.
“Lift Me Up” is the first Oscar nomination for Rihanna, a nine-time Grammy winner with eight multi-platinum albums.
The 95th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will take place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on March 12.