Rihanna to Perform ‘Lift Me Up’ At 2023 Academy Awards

The r&b ballad is nominated for “Best Original Song.”

Nearly two weeks after nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer Rihanna delivered a thrilling Super Bowl LVII Halftime performance hovered on a reflective platform 15-60 feet in the air, The Academy Award of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the Barbadian mogul would be one of many musical artists performing at the 2023 Oscars. The 35-year-old is set to perform her lead single, “Lift Me Up,” from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack.

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The singer, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler, and Nigerian breakthrough singer and songwriter Tems co-wrote the guitar-led r&b ballad. Ludwig Göransson produced and co-wrote it as well. The single is one of two songs from Rihanna on the movie’s soundtrack, the other being “Born Again.” The record also marks the entertainer’s first release since her 2016 studio album Anti.

“Lift Me Up” is nominated for the 2023 Academy Award for Best Original Song, alongside Lady Gaga’s “Hold My Hand,” David Byrne and Mitski’s “This Is a Life,” and more. The Academy Awards will broadcast live on Sunday, March 12, 2023, on ABC, hosted by late-night show host and comedian  Jimmy Kimmel at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood.

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