Rihanna to perform at the Oscars

The star also hints at a new album coming this year

Rihanna Fast Facts

Fresh from her show-stopping Super Bowl half-time show, nine-time Grammy Award winner Rihanna will take the stage at this year’s Academy Awards.

The 95th Academy Awards ceremony announced that Rihanna will perform the Oscar-nominated song “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

The “Umbrella” singer is the second-best-selling female music artist of all time. She’ll also be the second woman in Oscar history to perform while pregnant (actress Catherine Zeta-Jones performed “I Move On” from “Chicago” in 2003 alongside hip-hop icon Queen Latifah).

While Rihanna was thrust into the limelight during this year’s Super Bowl, she hasn’t released a new album since 2016′s “Anti.” The songstress did confirm that she will be releasing a new album soon and hopes for it to be ready this year.

“When you come off of an album like “ANTI”...in hindsight, it really is my most brilliant album.” she told British Vogue “Like, honestly, it’d be ridiculous if it’s not this year. But I just want to have fun. I just want to make music and make videos.”

“Lift Me Up,” with music by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Goransson, and lyrics by Tems and Ryan Coogler, is nominated for best original song. It’s the first nomination for Rihanna and Tems.

The 2023 Oscars, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, is set to air on ABC on Sunday, March 12.