Rihanna, top-selling digital singles artist of all time, fashion icon, business mogul, social activist, and philanthropist, is finally returning to radio waves on Friday, October 28, 2022, with her brand new single “Lift Me Up,” which will serve as the lead single for the upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever original soundtrack.
A small clip posted to social media on October 25, 2022, showed the title of the film, the letter “R,” and the release date of “10.28.22,” the day Rihanna’s new song would hit the radios, confirming the notion that she would be making her musical comeback with the Black Panther 2 soundtrack.
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Tems, Oscar-winner Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna, and Ryan Coogler collaborated on “Lift Me Up” as an homage to Chadwick Boseman’s incredible life and legacy. The song was recorded in five different places and produced by Göransson, in his signature style of excess.
One of the most anticipated movies of the year, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever from Marvel Studios follows the heroic efforts of Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira), and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) as they defend their country from foreign interference in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.
Wakanda is ready to go on to its next chapter, and in order to do so, its heroes will need to work together with War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) to pave the way. The film features Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena, and Alex Livinalli in addition to Tenoch Huerta Meja, who plays Namor, monarch of a secret underwater realm.
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On Friday, October 28, Rihanna’s new song, “Lift Me Up,” will be released, marking a new chapter in her legendary career. The singer-songwriter from Barbados is one of the best-selling female musicians of all time, with record sales of over 250 million copies worldwide and 14 number-one singles.
She also has six Guinness World Records and the President’s Award from the NAACP in addition to her nine Grammys and thirteen American Music Awards (including the Icon Award). She has, however, taken a long break from making new music recordings.