() — Don’t stop the music: Rihanna will be back on stage very soon.
Shortly after her landmark 2023 Super Bowl halftime performance, Rihanna will perform “Lift Me Up” from Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” during the Oscars telecast on March 12, the Academy of Arts & Sciences announced. Cinematographic this Thursday.
“Lift Me Up” was co-written by Rihanna, Tems, Ludwig Göransson, and the film’s director, Ryan Coogler. The ballad is nominated for best original song at this year’s Oscars, marking Rihanna’s first Academy Award nomination.
Lady Gaga and BloodPop’s “Hold My Hand,” written for “Top Gun: Maverick,” is also nominated in the best original song category. Other movies with nominated songs include “Tell It like a Woman,” “RRR” and “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
It’s already been a big year for Rihanna. Earlier this month, the nine-time Grammy winner announced that she is expecting another child with rapper A$AP Rocky following the Super Bowl, where she performed live for the first time in seven years.
“Wakanda Forever” is nominated for five Oscars this season and made history alongside its star Angela Bassett by garnering the first acting nomination for a Marvel movie. Bassett earned a previous nomination for her portrayal of Tina Turner in the 1993 Turner biopic “What’s Love Got to Do With It?”
The Oscars will be broadcast live on ABC from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Sunday, March 12 at 8 pm Miami time.