Fresh off the heels of headlining the most-watched halftime show in Super Bowl history, music superstar Rihanna is slated to perform at the 95th Academy Awards ceremony. Rihanna will perform the Oscar-nominated song “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” Executive producers and showrunners Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner announced on Thursday.
A nine-time Grammy Award winner, Rihanna has eight multi-platinum albums, and 14 singles that reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up” was nominated for Best Original Song — marking another first for the pop star. “Wakanda Forever” director Ryan Coogler, composer Ludwig Göransson and Nigerian singer Tems are credited in the single, which reached no. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 last November.
“Life Me Up” will be competing against Diane Warren’s “Applause” from “Tell it Like a Woman”, Lady Gaga’s “Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick”, “Naatu Naatu” from “RRR” and David Byrne’s “This Is a Life” from “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
The producers will continue to announce talent joining the show in the coming weeks.
The 2023 Academy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and will broadcast live on ABC from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Sunday, March 12 at 8 pm EST/5 pm PST.