Rihanna is going to make her long-awaited music the return of the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack this Friday.
After teasing on Wednesday that the Barbadian beauty would be part of the upcoming Marvel film, the 34-year-old confirmed the news on her Instagram, sending fans into a frenzy of excitement.
The new mom shared the same clip as the movie studio, captioning it as “Lift Me Up,” which is reported to be the title of the song.
Sources say the song will be a tribute to the late actor Chadwick Boseman, star of the first Black Panther movie.
Boseman died at the age of 43 after a private battle with cancer in 2020.
Marvel Studios has released a teaser hinting that the Diamonds singer has new music this week, taking the “R” out of “Forever” and posting a date of October 28, 2022.
The visual was simply captioned: “#WakandaForever.”
The teaser comes a week after Rihanna was rumored to have two tracks on the highly-anticipated sequel’s soundtrack.
Rihanna hasn’t released any solo music since her 2016 album ANTI, but has been teasing fans with studio updates, most recently in September.
The 34-year-old megastar was also reported to be gearing up for a huge stadium tour in 2023 after headlining a Super Bowl halftime show on February 12.
The singer recently admitted that she is both “nervous” and “excited” to provide entertainment at the NFL’s annual exhibition game.
Jay-Z, whose Roc Nation entertainment agency is helping to produce the halftime show, commented: “Rihanna is a generational talent, a woman from humble beginnings who has exceeded expectations at every turn.
“A man who was born on the small island of Barbados and became one of the most outstanding artists. Self-made in business and entertainment.’
Super Bowl LVII is set to take place at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
This year’s halftime show was headlined by Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige and Eminem, with special guests 50 Cent and Anderson Paak.