Rihanna will perform at the Oscars
Los Angeles –
Rihanna is slated to perform at the Super Bowl of cinema, the Oscars, following the skyrocketing Super Bowl halftime show.
The telecast’s producer said Thursday that the music superstar will sing “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
“Lift Me Up,” with music by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Gransson, and lyrics by Tems and Ryan Coogler, was nominated for Original Song. It was Rihanna’s first Oscar nomination.
Earlier this month, the Barbados superstar in a bright red jumpsuit had 12 hits in 13 minutes at the Super Bowl at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The performance also let the world know that she was pregnant with her second child.
Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 95th annual Oscars will air live on ABC March 12 and on stations worldwide.
Among the Oscar nominees Rihanna faces is Lady Gaga, who was nominated for “Hold My Hand” in “Top Gun: Maverick.” Lady Gaga co-wrote the song with Bloodpop and it’s her fourth nomination for her. She won her 2019 Oscar for “Shallow” with Bradley Cooper.
Another nominee is Diane Warren, who received her 14th Oscar nomination for her song “Applause” from “Tell It Like a Woman.” The prolific songwriter won an honorary Oscar at last year’s Governors Awards.
Other Best Original Song nominees are MM Kheeravani’s ‘Naatu Naatu’ from Chandra Bose’s ‘RRR’ and ‘This is a Life’ from ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’. The latter track was written by Mitski, David Byrne and Ryan Lott and was also nominated for best original score along with his band Son Lux.