Prince was still alive, Barack Obama was in office, and TikTok hadn’t yet been invented when Rihanna’s eclectic, personal “Anti,” her most recent album, was released in January 2016. As one of pop music’s most consistent hitmakers, Rihanna has subsequently been busy running three hugely successful beauty and fashion businesses and, according to Forbes, has become the youngest self-made female billionaire. She has occasionally appeared on songs by other musicians, and she also contributed two songs to the soundtrack for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” However, her upcoming album’s release date has been continuously postponed.
One thing is certain regarding Rihanna’s musical future: on Sunday, she will perform live again on the world’s greatest platform when she headlines the Super Bowl halftime show at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, after a gap of almost four years. Rihanna concert interrupted by a football game, weird but whatever. Special edition T-shirts from her firm Savage X Fenty have run out.