Inside Rihanna’s billion-dollar comeback: from new song Lift Me Up for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and the Savage x Fenty Vol. 4 Fashion Show, to headlining the Super Bowl halftime show
When Rihanna makes a comeback, she does not skimp on the work.
Here’s what you need to know about Riri’s big return ...
Her star-studded fashion show
The Savage x Fenty Vol. 4 Fashion Show has an all star cast of models. Broadway star and newly minted Emmy winner Sheryl Lee Ralph, who stars in ABC’s Abbott Elementary, will be among those walking in the fashion show, along with Empire alum Taraji P. Henson, Shang-Chi star Simu Liu, Black Panther actor Winston Duke, Black-ish actor Marsai Martin, Snowfall actor Damson Idris, model-actor Cara Delevingne, drag queen Kornbread, singer Ángela Aguilar, actor and dancer Taylour Paige and comedians Lilly Singh and Rickey Thompson.
Other models include TikTok stars Avani Gregg and Bella Poarch, as well as supermodels Irina Shayk, Joan Smalls, Lara Stone, Precious Lee and Zach Miko, among others, Prime Video said in a statement.
Musicians Anitta, Burna Boy, Don Toliver and Maxwell are also set to perform at the event, for which Rihanna served as an executive producer and creative director.
“Now in its fourth consecutive year, the extraordinary fashion experience continues to challenge tradition and break boundaries. The trailblazing event is raising the bar yet again with a new all-star line-up of models, actors, some of the biggest names in music, and more, debuting the latest Savage x Fenty styles,” Prime Video said, describing the event as “a seductive fashion fever dream”.
The size-inclusive collection features bras, underwear, sleepwear and loungewear. It will be available for purchase at the Amazon Fashion Store and Savage x Fenty on the same day the fashion show airs.
She’s ending her music hiatus – finally!
“Lift Me Up”, which is being released on Rihanna’s Westbury Road label in partnership with Roc Nation, Def Jam Recordings and Hollywood Records, is the lead single from the soundtrack to Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, due in cinemas on November 11.
Riri wrote the track with screenwriter and director Ryan Coogler, Nigerian singer-songwriter Tems and Oscar-winning composer Ludwig Göransson, who scored Coogler’s 2018 blockbuster.
The song, Marvel Studios said, is a tribute to the life and legacy of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, who died of cancer in 2020. The single was recorded in five countries and was produced by Göransson.
- Now Rihanna’s given birth to her baby with A$AP Rocky, it’s time for her big comeback, including a new song for Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and a huge fashion show
- The Savage x Fenty production, which will stream live on Prime Video, will star everyone from Anitta and Cara Delevingne to Bella Poarch, Simu Liu and Burna Boy