Until six years ago, Rihanna‘s eighth studio album, Anti, was considered a breakthrough album, as it contained 13 songs (or 16 if you include the deluxe version) and a pair of collaborations with SZA and Drake. While everyone was unaware, the Barbadian singer would step away from music to focus on her Fenty empire. This would go on to make her one of the biggest fashion moguls in the world thanks to her Fenty brand. There were certain flashes of brilliance from a musical perspective, with notable appearances on some of the songs of the summer, such as N.E.R.D. “Lemon,” DJ Khaled PARTYNEXTDOOR “Believe It,” and “Wild Thoughts.”
It is with much pleasure to announce Rihanna’s official return to wax with the release of “Lift Me Up,” a powerful track that is produced by Ludwig Göransson representing a powerful song that is the lead single on Rihanna’s upcoming soundtrack release, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From and Inspired By. It has already been reported that Rih has co-written the song with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever director rising Nigerian star Tems and Ryan Coogler, who explained the process behind the creation of the song:
Next year, Rihanna will headline the Super Bowl LVII halftime show, her first appearance on such a stage in five years. In an interview with Vogue, she explained the reasoning behind her decision to end the boycott of the NFL:
There will be a release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Music From and Inspired By one week ahead of the theatrical release of the film, which is scheduled for November 4.