What Rihanna Achieved With Her Super Bowl Performance

Rihanna performing at the Super Bowl/Getty Images
Rihanna performing at the Super Bowl/Getty Images
  • Rihanna was on a record-breaking streak during her Halftime Show on Sunday at the Super Bowl.

On Sunday, February 12, 2023, Rihanna thrilled the globe with her halftime performance at the Super Bowl. Following her performance at the event, the “Umbrella” crooner has been trending on the global entertainment scene and has smashed records.

After her halftime performance, Rihanna’s concurrent listeners on global music streaming giant Apple Music hit a staggering 331%. Rihanna had more listeners on the platform than all the previous year’s performers. The hour after the performance was her biggest in the history of Apple Music in terms of concurrent listeners and streams.

Rihanna at the Super Bowl/Getty
Rihanna at the Super Bowl/Getty

The mother of one’s music catalog witnessed a massive boom as her songs hit charts across the world. Almost 16 years after it was released, “Umbrella” appeared in the music charts of 105 countries, and also became the song Rihanna’s fans mostly love to sing with Apple Music Sing. Her song “We Found Love” also made its way into the music charts of 92 countries, while “Work” made a return to the charts in over 50 countries.


Her halftime performance saw her songs make the charts in 149 countries. The singer’s “Anti” album, which she said is her all-time favorite during the press conference of the Apple Music Halftime Show, made the charts in 161 countries, and hit the top 10 in more than 20 countries, inclusive of the US, Canada, and Mexico.

The halftime performance also saw Rihanna record her biggest day ever for Shazams. The show was most-Shazamed by 8:31 p.m. EST, becoming the most-Shazamed minute since last year’s Halftime Show in the US.

Reacting to her talk of the world performance, Rihanna hailed Beyoncé as the inspiration behind it, stating that she “watched Beyoncé’s halftime performances a couple of times.”  

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