All the ways Rihanna showed us she was pregnant at the Super Bowl
The Super Bowl is the biggest event in American sports, watched by millions of people around the world. It’s also a showcase for some of the biggest names in entertainment, who take to the stage to perform at halftime.
Over the years, many female artists have left their mark on the Super Bowl with unforgettable performances. Here are some of the most iconic female Super Bowl performances in history before we take a look at Queen RiRi’s revival.
Madonna, Super Bowl XLVI (2012)
Madonna’s performance at Super Bowl XLVI was a true spectacle. The pop icon took the stage in Indianapolis and delivered a high-energy halftime show that included hit songs like “Vogue” & “Music.” With elaborate costumes, choreography, and a cast of dancers, Madonna’s performance was a visual feast that left fans cheering.
Lady Gaga, Super Bowl LI (2017)
Lady Gaga’s performance at Super Bowl LI was a triumph of art and athleticism. The pop star hit the stage in Houston and delivered a dynamic, high-flying performance that included hits like “Born This Way” and “Bad Romance.” With her powerful voice, intricate choreography, and stunning aerial acrobatics, Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl performance was one for the ages.
Whitney Houston, Super Bowl XXV (1991)
Whitney Houston’s performance of the national anthem at Super Bowl XXV is one of the most memorable moments in Super Bowl history. With her powerful voice, Houston delivered a stirring rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” that brought the packed stadium in Tampa to its feet. To this day, Houston’s performance is regarded as one of the best renditions of the national anthem in American sports.
Janet Jackson, Super Bowl XXXVIII (2004)
Janet Jackson’s performance at Super Bowl XXXVIII was a defining moment in Super Bowl halftime show history. The pop star took the stage in Houston and delivered a high-energy performance that included hits like “Rhythm Nation” and “All for You.” However, it was the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” during the performance that will always be remembered. Despite the controversy, Jackson’s Super Bowl performance remains one of the most iconic in history.
These female artists have left their mark on the Super Bowl with their unforgettable performances. From Madonna’s high-energy spectacle to Whitney Houston’s moving rendition of the national anthem, these performances have become part of the fabric of American sports history.
The impact of Rihanna’s music
Since her debut in 2005, Rihanna has been a dominating force in the music industry. Her unique sound, style, and songwriting have earned her numerous awards, hundreds of millions of record sales, and legions of devoted fans around the world. But what makes her music so special?
One of the most noteworthy aspects of Rihanna’s music is its diversity. She is known for blending together different elements from reggae, pop, dancehall, and R&B genres – creating tracks that are original and instantly recognizable. This versatility has allowed her to become one of the most successful recording artists in history.
Finally, another great impact of Rihanna’s music can be seen in fashion & beauty trends. Her signature daring style has impacted how fans dress and express themselves through fashion – while also inspiring companies to create products that reflect her creative vision. Moreover, she has recently launched multiple makeup lines which are highly sought after due to their quality ingredients, high-performance results, and affordability – proving yet again that there is no limit to Rihanna’s influence!
There’s no doubt that over the past fifteen years, Rihanna has had a massive impact on both music and culture as a whole – and we have no doubt that she will continue to do so for many more years to come!
Rihanna’s special guest
Rihanna graced our TV screens with her presence after staying off the stage for more than five years. Fans everywhere gathered to watch Rihanna’s concert (which was rudely interrupted by football) and we weren’t disappointed. Rihanna came back with a bang and an unexpected guest . . . .
It turns out that A$AP Rocky & Rihanna are expecting baby number two less than a year after delivering their firstborn! Of course, fans were ecstatic, but also the realization no new music would be arriving any time soon was very bittersweet. Here are some fan reactions to RiRi’s return:
I’d say Rihanna performing at the halftime show last night was the most patriotic thing about the game. I mean, name something more American than expecting a woman to work through her pregnancy?
— That Car Girl (@ThatCarGirl) February 13, 2023
Rihanna's full Superbowl Halftime Performance pic.twitter.com/2CrDybfJJn
— 🎥 (@megsmedia) February 13, 2023
rihanna’s baby in the womb last night
— E (@trezekid) February 13, 2023
Rihanna reading your tweets about her performance that she gave while pregnant & then sees she’s right not to give you lot another album.
— Jennifer Opal (@_jenniferopal) February 13, 2023
Rihanna’s #SuperBowl sign language translator having fun that night 🔥 almost stole the show 😜 pic.twitter.com/XHQYeIiByO
— Rihanna Facts (@Nevernyny) February 13, 2023
What did you think of Rihanna’s Super Bowl performance? Were you shocked by the pregnant pop star’s announcement? Let us know in the comments.