Fresh from her record-breaking halftime performance at the 2023 Super Bowl, Rihanna will perform at the Academy Awards on March 12, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced.
The singer, who is currently pregnant with her second child, will perform the song Lift Me Up from Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
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Lift Me Up was co-written by Rihanna, Tems, Ludwig Göransson and the film’s director Ryan Coogler.
The ballad is nominated for Best Original Song at this year’s Oscars, marking Rihanna’s first-ever Oscar nomination.
Hold My Hand by Lady Gaga and BloodPop, written for Top Gun: Maverick, is also nominated for Best Original Song.
Other films with nominated songs include Tell It Like A Woman, RRR and Everything Everywhere All At Once.
Wakanda Forever is nominated for five Oscars this season and made history when its star Angela Bassett received the first-ever acting nomination for a Marvel film.
Bassett received an earlier acting nomination for her portrayal of Tina Turner in Turner’s 1993 biopic What’s Love Got to Do With It?
It’s already been a huge year for Rihanna.
Earlier this month, the nine-time Grammy winner announced she’s expecting another child with rapper A$AP Rocky after the Super Bowl, which saw her perform live for the first time in seven years.
The singer held on to her stomach on both the show’s opener, B**** Better Have My Money, and the finale, Diamonds.
After the Super Bowl performance, viewers of the performance speculated about the pregnancy, which was later confirmed by a representative.
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Return to the stage
The last time the Diamonds singer performed live was in 2019.
Rihanna, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, has built a business empire alongside her successful music career.
In 2021, Forbes announced that she had become a billionaire and the world’s richest musician thanks to her makeup line Fenty Beauty and lingerie line Savage x Fenty.
Rihanna welcomed her first child with boyfriend A$AP Rocky in May 2022 and has spent the last nine months focusing on her role as a mother.
The singer first shared her pregnancy news in January 2022, stepping out in New York with her baby bump.
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