Rihanna Makes History With Her First Oscar Nomination

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Rihanna is getting all her flowers, and we love to see them. The talented musician and songwriter has joined the league of Oscar nominees as she received her first-ever Oscar nomination in her shiny career.

Her sonorous tune for the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever movie earned this nom, and we can't wait to tell you more about it.

Keep reading for the details.

The Announcement

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The Oscar board announced on Tuesday that the Barbadian native had earned an entry for a possible Oscar award win in the Best Original Song category for her soulful rendition of Lift Me Up from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever movie.

Back With A Bang

The song, which is Rihanna's first project after a six-year hiatus, has contributions from director Ryan Coogler, award-winning composer Ludwig Goransson, and Nigerian award-winning singer Tems.

Award Winning Superstar

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The 34-year-old has seven Grammy awards to her name, and this is her first Oscar nomination.

Power Packed Nomination List

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The Diamonds star is in a star-studded category with songs like Applause written by Diane Warren and delivered by Sofia Carson from the film Tell It Like A Woman, to Hold My Hand, delivered by Lady Gaga for Maverick: Top GunNaatu Naatu from the film RRR, and This Is A Life sung by David Byrne from the movie Everything Everywhere All at Once.

Oscar Snubs

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Big names like Taylor Swift's Carolina from the movie Where the Crawdads Sing was not on this year's nominees list. The Rita Wilson project for Tom Hank's A Man Called Otto didn't make the cut.

Rihanna Soundtrack Journey

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Howbeit brief, the singer's journey with soundtracks includes tracks like As Real As You and Me and Dancing In The Dark from the highly acclaimed 2015 film Home. She also sang Sledgehammer from the 2016's Star Trek Beyond and Born Again for Black Panther as a follow-up song to Lift Me Up.

A Baby Boy

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Last year, the superstar announced and welcomed her baby boy, whose name is yet to be disclosed, with boyfriend and rapper ASAP Rocky. She also released adorable pictures of her bundle of joy towards the end of 2022.

Superbowl 2023

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The star will also be headlining the Super Bowl halftime show, which will be sponsored by Apple Music and will see her perform her biggest hits to a sea of spectators. The last two editions were headlined by male talents, with The Weeknd in 2021 and 2022 with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, and 50 Cent.

More Details About Superbowl

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The musical director of the set will be Adam Blackstone, who is a popular name in the entertainment industry. Speculations are still ongoing that ASAP Rocky may also be her guest at the event.