EYES ON SPORT
For viewers who aren’t necessarily football fans, the Super Bowl is a time to check out some of the hottest acts in the music industry, as well as all the highly anticipated commercials. Over the years, a wide range of performers have graced the field and the halftime show, from legendary icons like Michael Jackson and Prince to chart-topping current acts like Maroon 5 and Justin Timberlake.
For the third consecutive year, a country singer will lead the stirring song. Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Stapleton will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” in collaboration with Troy Kotsur, who won an Oscar last year for “CODA”. Kotsur will perform the national anthem in American Sign Language. Prior to this, R&B singer and producer Babyface will sing “America the Beautiful” and Sheryl Lee Ralph, star of “Abbott Elementary,” will perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”
Given the time frame of 12-15 minutes for the halftime show, Rihanna’s extensive discography must be condensed. Rihanna’s storied career of 17 years has yielded 14 chart-topping singles and 32 top 10 songs on the Billboard Hot 100. Some of her biggest hits that should absolutely be included are: “Umbrella,” “Don’t Stop the Music,” “SOS,” “Disturbia,” “Rude Boy,” “Only Girl (In the World),” “We Found Love,” “Diamonds,” “Work,” “Needed Me,” and “Love on the Brain.”