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Super Bowl halftime show : Pregnant Rihanna admits ‘no updates’ on plans for new music as fans reel

Pop star delivered a mesmerising performance of hits including ‘Diamonds’ and ‘Only Girl in the World’

Super Bowl 2023: Everything you need to know about the game

Rihanna put on a spectacular performance for the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

The nine-time Grammy winner made her return to live music after a five-year hiatus at the US event, performing hits including “Diamonds”, “Only Girl in the World” and “B**** Better Have My Money”. A representative confirmed the singer is pregnant with her second child soon after the performance.

In an interview with Good Morning America ahead of her iconic show, she told host Michael Strahan that she’s “excited to actually put new music out”.

However, she admitted that she doesn’t have “any updates” to give at the moment.

Country star Chris Stapleton opened proceedings by performing the national anthem, which has earned praise from fans online. Viewers were also wowed by actor Troy Kotsur’s sign language performance to the national anthem.

Other performances include Babyface singing “America The Beautiful” and Sheryl Lee Ralph giving her rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing”.

And it wouldn’t be the Super Bowl without brands vying for consumer attention with memorable, star-studded ads.

Some 100 million people are expected to watch the spectacle in the US alone.

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Super Bowl halftime show review

The Independent’s Mark Beaumont gave Rihanna’s halftime show a five out of five stars review.

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Rihanna’s Super Bowl delivered a greatest hits mashup – and a surprise guest - review

Nine-time Grammy-winning singer’s return to the stage was a roaring success – and the surprise news she’s expecting her second child an internet-breaking bonus

Peony Hirwani13 February 2023 10:15


Welcome to The Independent’s rolling coverage of the Super Bowl weekend 2023.

We’re going to keep you posted on everything you need to know ahead of not just the big game as the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Kansas City Chiefs, but the whole spectacle as the eyes of the world turn to Glendale, Arizona.

Fans pose before the NFL football Super Bowl 57 opening night on Monday 6 February 2023

Oliver O'Connell10 February 2023 16:01

Everything you need to know about Super Bowl 2023

When is the game?

How can I watch it?

What are the odds?

Who is performing?

The Independent’s Jack Rathborn is your guide to everything happening this weekend in Arizona.

Oliver O'Connell10 February 2023 16:29

A hotly anticipated return for Rihanna

Rihanna is well aware that it’s been over six years since she dropped her last album Anti. 2,190 days to be exact.

All eyes have been on her since it was announced that the Super Bowl will be her return to music.

Inga Parkel reports.

Oliver O'Connell10 February 2023 17:15

Sibling rivalry brings added drama to Arizona this weekend

Andy Gorel writes:

Everyone loves a good sibling rivalry; there’s something very relatable about it. From Michael Jordan claiming his brother’s dominance over him made him a better player to Liam Gallagher smashing a tambourine over his brother Noel’s head at a gig in 1994, we feel all sorts of ways about our siblings. That’s why Super Bowl LVII will be a particularly fun spectacle to watch.

Read on:

Why this Super Bowl will be one to watch

Super Bowl LVII is making history

Oliver O'Connell10 February 2023 18:00

Fox cancels Biden Super Bowl interview

Executives at the parent company of Fox News have cancelled plans to broadcast an interview with President Joe Biden rather than allow Mr Biden to sit for an interview with a Fox-owned channel targeted at Black audiences, the White House has said.

Andrew Feinberg, The Independent’s White House correspondent, reports from Washington, DC.

Fox cancels Biden Super Bowl interview

Executives at the parent company of Fox News have cancelled plans to broadcast an interview with President Joe Biden rather than allow Mr Biden to sit for an interview with a Fox-owned channel targeted at Black audiences, the White House has said.

Oliver O'Connell10 February 2023 18:20

Before the big game, it’s Team Ruff v Team Fluff

The most important sporting event of the year is nearly here, and we’re not talking about the Super Bowl.

On Sunday 12 February, Puppy Bowl XIX will return to Animal Planet with two teams full of adoptable puppies.

The annual Puppy Bowl is a sports competition dedicated to raising awareness of shelters across the nation and helping adoptable dogs find their forever home.

Chelsea Ritschel has the latest on this weekend’s other main event.

Oliver O'Connell10 February 2023 18:45

Watch: Rihanna halftime show trailer

Rihanna stuns fans in new trailer for Super Bowl halftime show
Oliver O'Connell10 February 2023 19:05

Watch: Eagles arrive in Phoenix ahead of Sunday’s big game

Super Bowl 2023: Philadelphia Eagles arrive in Phoenix ahead of Chiefs clash

The Philadelphia Eagles have arrived in Pheonix for Super Bowl 2023. Footage from Monday shows the team stepping off their plane, six days before the big game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Eagles cruised through the NFC Championship game, beating the San Francisco 49ers 31-7 at Lincoln Financial Field to set up a date with Patrick Mahomes and co. It was a much tougher ride for the Chiefs to reach the Super Bowl, but they overcame Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 to win the AFC Championship. Click here to sign up for our newsletters.

Oliver O'Connell10 February 2023 19:30

The key battle that will decide Super Bowl 2023

Patrick Mahomes is targeting a second Super Bowl ring in this Sunday’s delicately balanced game, writes Jack Rathborn.

The key battle that will decide Super Bowl 2023

Mahomes, who claimed a second regular season NFL MVP on Thursday, is targeting a second Super Bowl ring when the Chiefs take on the Eagles in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday

Oliver O'Connell10 February 2023 20:15

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