By Mitch Rice
In less than a month, Rihanna will perform at the Super Bowl LVII halftime show that will run inside State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Back in September, the nine-time Grammy Award winner was revealed as the headlining artist for the halftime show. Super Bowl LVII will be held on Feb. 12 — marking the third Super Bowl event to be held inside State Farm Stadium.
The Super Bowl halftime show was previously sponsored by Pepsi. In May, the company announced that they had decided to stop sponsoring the event. Apple Music took over as the new Super Bowl halftime show sponsor soon after.
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With Super Bowl LVII and its halftime show just a month away, what can we expect for the highly-anticipated event that will be headlined by one of the most influential and beloved singers of her time?
What Can We Expect?
Regarding Rihanna’s Super Bowl LVII halftime show, there haven’t been too many details shared on the matter, so we can only really guess that the performance will consist of. Super Bowl halftime shows always feature several big-named special guests, but there’s a high chance that they won’t be revealed until the actual performance itself.
The Super Bowl LVI halftime show (at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California) was headlined by Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige and Snoop Dogg. 50 Cent and Anderson .Paak were revealed as surprise special guests during the halftime show.
There’s a long, long list of other all-time great music artists and bands who have performed at the Super Bowl halftime show. Rihanna and Apple Music could very well end up bringing back past SB halftime show performers to complement the 34-year-old star.
Aside from last year’s Super Bowl halftime show, Blige also appeared as a special guest — along with Britney Spears and Nelly — for the Super Bowl XXXV halftime show. That event was headlined by Aerosmith and NSYNC.
Beyoncé headlined the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show and appeared as a special guest for the Super Bowl 50 show three years later (the event was headlined by Coldplay). Bruno Mars, Gustavo Dudamel and Mark Ronson were also special guests for that show.
There are also plenty of marquee music artists and bands who still haven’t performed at a Super Bowl halftime show that we just might see in State Farm Stadium next month.
Before Rihanna was announced, there were reports suggesting that Taylor Swift would be the one to headline this year’s show. This is merely speculation, but perhaps Swift will be among the surprise special guests in State Farm Stadium.
Rihanna is one of the most accomplished and universally beloved music artists of her era. Like any past Super Bowl halftime show performer, you can definitely expect Rihanna to perform several of her biggest hits. She’ll most definitely sing “Umbrella”, and perhaps other top hits such as “Rude Boy”, “Diamonds” and “What’s My Name?”
The 2022-23 NFL Postseason Field
The 2022 NFL regular season concluded on Jan. 8. The 2022-23 postseason will be the third with the 14-team playoff field under its current format — with only the top seed in each conference getting a first-round bye.
In the NFC, the playoff teams are (in order from highest seed to lowest seed are): The Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks.
This year’s AFC playoff teams are (highest seed to lowest seed): The Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, defending AFC Champion Cincinnati Bengals, Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Chargers, Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins.
The defending champion Los Angeles Rams were marred by injuries and finished a disappointing 5-12 on the season, so we’re guaranteed a new Super Bowl champion here for 2022.
“Super Wild Card Weekend” will see the following matchups: Seahawks at 49ers, Chargers at Jaguars, Dolphins at Bills, Giants at Vikings, Ravens at Bengals and Cowboys at Buccaneers. The six winners will advance to the Divisional Round to be played on the Jan. 21-22 weekend.
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