Rihanna halftime show guest rumors: Who else might join Super Bowl 57 performer on stage?
Rihanna halftime show guest rumors: Who else might join Super Bowl 57 performer on stage?
Rihanna Super Bowl halftime show guest rumors

The Super Bowl halftime show always has one of the biggest names in music performing in front of a huge audience. But it has become increasingly popular for them to be joined by someone else.

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Last year, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar were joined by 50 Center and Anderson .Paak. Shakira and Jennifer Lopez were joined in 2020 by Bad Bunny, J Balvin and Emme Muñiz. Super Bowl 50 might have been headlined by Coldplay, but Beyoncé and Bruno Mars helped steal the show.

All of the Super Bowl halftime show programming will list Rihanna as the Super Bowl 57 performer. She is lined up to try and fit 17 years worth of iconic music into just 13 minutes. But many of her biggest songs feature another artist, which has prompted speculation that she will bring someone else up on stage with her for her performance.

Who might join Rihanna in the Super Bowl 57 halftime show? Here's a look at some of the stars that could be up there.

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Rihanna Super Bowl halftime show guest rumors

Several of Rihanna's biggest songs include a collaborator, which is certainly reason to believe she won't be alone on stage when she performs at halftime.

Billboard took a look at her top songs, several of which feature someone else or are songs on which she is featured.

Billboard Rank Song Performers
1 "We Found Love" Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris
2 "Live Your Life" T.I. feat. Rihanna
3 "Love The Way You Lie" Eminem feat. Rihanna
4 "Work" Rihanna feat. Drake
5 "Umbrella" Rihanna feat. Jay-Z
6 "Disturbia" Rihanna
7 "Take A Bow" Rihanna
8 "Rude Boy" Rihanna
9 "Diamonds" Rihanna
10 "This Is What You Came For" Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna
11 "Only Girl (In The World)" Rihanna
12 "The Monster" Eminem feat. Rihanna
13 "Stay" Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko
14 "What's My Name?" Rihanna feat. Drake
15 "S&M Remix" Rihanna feat. Britney Spears

Just because Rihanna collaborated with all these artists doesn't mean all of them will be there, even if she performs one of the songs. But there are some artists, in particular, that would seem particularly plausible.

One of the first that comes to mind is Jay-Z. He has been helping Rihanna set up the halftime show. His company, Roc Nation, also entered a long-term deal with the NFL back in 2019 to be live music entertainment strategists. Jay-Z's certainly been heavily involved in the halftime show process, and could easily make an appearance on stage, just as he did before the game.


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— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) February 12, 2023

Then there's Calvin Harris. The Scottish DJ has worked with Rihanna several times, including on the popular songs "We Found Love" and "This Is What You Came For." Their frequent collaborations could make Calvin Harris a very plausible candidate.

And there's her partner, A$AP Rocky. The two have performed together on stage in the past, and have a child together. There has been plenty of speculation as to whether he might appear with their son.

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She has had countless other notable collaborations, partnering with Drake, Britney Spears, Eminem, Mikky Ekko and Paul McCartney, among many others, who could also be potential options to join her on stage.

FanDuel offers odds on certain musicians making halftime show appearances. Jay-Z is the runaway favorite at -400 odds, with Calvin Harris (-175) and Drake (-150) as the other two who are favored to appear rather than not. A$AP Rocky appears twice on the list, once by himself (+150) and another with their son (+300).

Artist Odds
Jay-Z -400
Calvin Harris -175
Drake -150
A$AP Rocky +150
DJ Khaled +200
Kendrick Lamar +250
Eminem +300
A$AP Rocky with a baby +300
T.I. +400
Kanye West +400
Kid Cudi +500
David Guetta +500
Paul McCartney +500
Pharrell Williams +650
SZA +800
Future +900
Chris Martin +1200
Ne-Yo +1200
Shakira +1200

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