Four weeks after belting out a medley of her hits in the Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show on Feb. 12, Rihanna will return to the stage for the 2023 Oscars.
The film academy made the announcement on Thursday, saying the singer will perform the Oscar-nominated ballad “Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever at the 95th Academy Awards on March 12.
The single is nominated in the Best Original Song category, with music by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Goransson; lyrics by Tems and Ryan Coogler.
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Rihanna. 'Lift Me Up.' LIVE at the 95th Oscars.
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Other nominated songs in the category are:
“Applause” from Tell It Like a Woman, Music and Lyric by Diane Warren.
“Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick, Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga and BloodPop
“Naatu Naatu” from RRR, Music by M.M. Keeravaani; Lyric by Chandrabose
“This Is a Life” from Everything Everywhere All at Once, Music by Ryan Lott, David Byrne and Mitski; Lyric by Ryan Lott and David Byrne.
Announcements are expected soon on the other performers.
Rihanna turned in a 13-minute performance at the Super Bowl, and revealed she is pregnant with her second child with rapper A$AP Rocky. The couple’s son was born in May 2022.
Jimmy Kimmel returns to host this year’s Oscars, which will be held at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will air live on ABC.