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Rihanna’s Highly Anticipated Album R9: A Look into the Super Bowl Trailer

Rihanna fans, the wait is finally over. The singer teased her highly anticipated ninth album R9 in a trailer for the upcoming Super Bowl 2023 Halftime Show.

A trailer released by Rihanna and Apple Music shows Rihanna wearing a yellow-green coat and displaying a large message, “Where’s the album?” vibration.

For the soundtrack of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Rihanna recently gifted fans with a brand-new song titled “Lift Me Up.”. Fans, however, are eagerly anticipating new music from the singer, who hasn’t put out an album since 2016’s Anti.

The tech giant’s involvement in the halftime show and sponsorship of the event has sparked rumors that R9 will be released soon.

Rihanna took a vacation to become a millionaire and start a family, but she’s officially “retired” and ready to take over the music scene again.

On February 12 on Fox, she will perform at the Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show. Set reminders on your calendars and get ready for another dance with Rihanna.


Barbadian singer, songwriter and businesswoman Rihanna has been a household name since the release of her debut album Music of the Sun in 2005. Over the years, she has captivated her audience with her undeniable talent, stunning beauty and uncompromising demeanor.

Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, Rihanna began singing at a young age, and at the age of 15, she was discovered by American record producer Evan Rogers. 

Her debut album was dropped in 2005, and its lead single, “Pon de Replay,” quickly rose to the top of the charts, establishing Rihanna as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.

Since then, Rihanna has released eight studio albums, each one more successful than the last. With her unique blend of R&B, pop, and dancehall, she has sold over 250 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. 

Her hit singles include “Umbrella,” “Disturbia,” “We Found Love,” and “Work,” all of which have become worldwide anthems.

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All Hail, An Icon

Rihanna is not only known for her music but also her fashion sense and business acumen. She has collaborated with major fashion brands such as Puma, Stance, and Savage X Fenty, and has also launched her own cosmetics line, Fenty Beauty, and lingerie line, Savage X Fenty. 

With a net worth of over $600 million, she has also been named to Forbes’ Billionaires List in 2020 and 2021, making her one of the richest female musicians in the world.

In addition to her business ventures, Rihanna is also known for her philanthropy and activism. 

She has been a Goodwill Ambassador for the International Organization for Migration, and has also established the Clara Lionel Foundation, which supports education, health, and emergency response programs around the world.

Rihanna is not only a talented musician, but also a savvy businesswoman, fashion icon, and philanthropist. Her influence on the music industry and pop culture is undeniable, and her career is showing no signs of slowing down. 

With her long-awaited ninth album, R9, on the horizon, fans are eagerly awaiting new music from the queen of pop.

Apple Music

Apple Music is a streaming service launched by Apple Inc. in June 2015. It allows users to stream and download over 70 million songs, as well as access a wide variety of playlists, radio stations, and live events. 

Furthermore, Apple Music includes a feature called “Connect,” which allows artists to share content such as photos, lyrics, and videos with their fans.

Apple Music has quickly become a major player in the music streaming industry, with over 60 million subscribers worldwide as of 2021. 

The service is available in over 100 countries and is compatible with a wide range of devices, including iPhones, iPads, Macs, and PCs. It also has a separate app for Apple Watch, CarPlay and home speakers via AirPlay 2.

One of the unique features of Apple Music is its integration with the Siri voice assistant. Users can ask Siri to play a specific song, album, or artist, as well as control playback and access playlists and radio stations.

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What It Offers

Apple Music also offers a variety of exclusive content, including live concerts, original video content, and exclusive album releases. The service has also been known to feature collaborations with various well-known artists, including Taylor Swift, Drake, and Dua Lipa.

In addition to streaming music, Apple Music also includes a feature called “Beats 1,” which is a live, 24/7 worldwide radio station featuring a lineup of renowned DJ’s and hosts, including Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden, and Brooke Reese.

Apple Music is a subscription-based service, with plans starting at $9.99 per month for an individual subscription and $14.99 for a family subscription. Additionally, the service also offers a student plan for $4.99 per month, and a discounted annual plan for $99 per year.

Overall, Apple Music is a comprehensive and versatile music streaming service that offers a wide range of features and exclusive content. Its integration with Siri and other Apple devices, along with its exclusive content, make it a popular choice among music enthusiasts.


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