Nine-time Grammy Award Winner Rihanna Will Headline The Super Bowl 57 Halftime Show


On Sept. 25, Rihanna and Apple Music confirmed speculation that the nine-time Grammy Award
winner will headline the Super Bowl 57 halftime show.

In an Instagram post that day, Rihanna hinted that she would be performing at the show. Apple
Music, the new official sponsor of the Super Bowl halftime show, confirmed that it will indeed
happen via Twitter. Apple replaced Pepsi as the event’s official sponsor after Pepsi decided not
to renew the Super Bowl halftime show as part of their deal with the league.

Super Bowl 57, which will be broadcast by FOX as per the NFL’s broadcast rotation for the big
game, will take place on Feb. 12 inside State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

This will be the third Super Bowl to take place in the venue, the others being Super Bowl 42 in
2008 and Super Bowl 49 in 2015. Super Bowl 30 behind the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh
Steelers in 1996 (in Tempe) was the first Super Bowl game to be held in The Copper State.

The state of Arizona officially launched sports betting in September of last year, in time for the
start of the 2021 NFL season. BetMGM Arizona is among the top sportsbooks available in the
state, and they’re offering new customers a risk-free bet of up to $1,000 upon signing up.

BetMGM Arizona also runs a “Wager Of The Week” for NFL and NCAA football games. Its
Wager Of The Week for NCAA is the Arizona State Sun Devils vs. the No. 21 ranked
Washington Huskies. Arizona is listed as a 13.5-point underdog for the Week 6 showdown.

The Arizona Cardinals were initially given +2000 betting odds by BetMGM to win Super Bowl
57, but those odds fell down to +6600 after Week 3. Kyler Murray and company defeated the
Carolina Panthers in Week 4 to move to 2-2 on the year, but they’ll need to piece together a
winning streak if the championship odds are to increase.

After Week 3, the Buffalo Bills were the betting favorites to win the Super Bowl at multiple
sportsbooks, including BetMGM (+450).

They were followed by the Kansas City Chiefs (+800) and the Philadelphia Eagles (+850). The
Cardinals played the Chiefs in Week 1 (a 44-21 Kansas City victory), and they’ll host the
undefeated Eagles this Sunday (4:25 p.m. EST) .

Rihanna Joins a Long List Of Legendary Singers To Perform At The Super Bowl


Rihanna is one of the most accomplished and beloved singers of all time. She was certainly
among the biggest names in the music industry to have never performed at a Super Bowl
halftime show, but that will change in four short months.

This will mark the first-ever Super Bowl performance for Rihanna. Bruno Mars, Beyoncé, Justin
Timberlake and Nelly are among the notable singers who’ve performed at more than one
halftime show.

The Super Bowl 56 halftime show at SoFi stadium in Inglewood, California received widespread
acclaim. The show was headlined by Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and
Eminem. It featured special appearances from 50 Cent and Anderson .Paak.

That star-studded Super Bowl 56 halftime show garnered 112.3 million viewers. The NFL
announced an estimated audience of over 208 million for the Super Bowl, which saw the Los
Angeles Rams (playing at their own stadium) defeat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in a thriller
that went down to the final minute.

Rihanna joins a very special and lengthy list of music icons who will headline the Super Bowl
halftime show.

The list includes the New Kids on the Block (Super Bowl 25 in 1991), Michael Jackson (Super
Bowl 27 in 1993), Diana Ross (the aforementioned Super Bowl 30 game in Tempe), U2 (Super
Bowl 36 in 2002) Paul McCartney (Super Bowl 39 in 2005), The Rolling Stones (Super Bowl 40
in 2006), Prince (Super Bowl 41 in 2007) and Madonna (Super Bowl 46 in 2012).

The 34-year-old Rihanna has sold over 250 million albums worldwide. In July, it was announced
that she became the youngest self-made female billionaire ever; Forbes has valued her net
worth at $1.4 billion.

Rihanna will have the honors of taking the grand stage in Glendale on Feb. 12. More than 100
million viewers will definitely tune in for what will be one of the many defining moments of her
illustrious music career.


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