After a six-year hiatus, Rihanna is set to release new music for the forthcoming Marvel sequel “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
Rihanna confirmed her involvement with the film by teasing audio for the soundtrack’s lead single, “Lift Me Up,” on Twitter. The song will be released Friday, ahead of the film’s premiere on Nov. 11. The song is a tribute to actor Chadwick Boseman, who starred in the original “Black Panther” movie and died in November 2020 at age 43 after a year-long battle with colon cancer.
The song was co-written with Nigerian singer-songwriter Terms, Oscar-winning composer Ludwig Gransson and “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler, according to Disney-owned Marvel. It will be released on Rihanna’s Westbury Road label in partnership with Roc Nation, Def Jam Recordings, and Hollywood Records.
Since her “Anti” album, the nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer, Rihanna, has established herself as a successful businesswoman and was named the world’s youngest self-made billionaire woman in the U.S. by Forbes. Much of her wealth has come from her lucrative brands including Fenty Beauty and Savage x Fenty.
Rihanna will also be returning to giving live performances. In September, it was announced that she’ll perform at the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show in February.