Abbot Elementary Star performs at Super Bowl Pregame Show

Abbot Elementary School will sing one star in the Super Bowl this year. The NFL announced that Sheryl Lee Ralph would take the stage to perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing” to the packed audience. Chris Stapleton joins her in the national anthem festivities, who will perform “The Star Spangled Banner.” Singing “America the Beautiful” is 12-time Grammy winner Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. The Super Bowl is always a huge production and this year should be no different. CODA star Troy Kotsur will join Stapleton to provide the rendition of the National Anthem in American Sign Language. Navajo Nation member Colin Denny signs with Babyface and Justin Miles will do his translation for the Abbott actress.

Of course, the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show is dominated by Rihanna. At the end of last year, her comeback absolutely surprised most fans as they couldn’t believe the long hiatus was over. Now, with an Oscar nomination in tow for her work on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, she’s about to bring the house down for the big game. Apple Music is co-sponsoring the show with Roc Nation, and the whole performance has a lot to live up to after last year’s crowd pleaser with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar.

What will Rihanna bring to the stage?

“Rihanna is a generational talent, a woman of humble beginnings who has exceeded expectations every step of the way. A person born on the small island of Barbados who became one of the most prominent artists ever. Self-made in business and entertainment,” said Shawn “JAY -Z” Carter.

“We are thrilled to welcome Rihanna to the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show stage,” said Seth Dudowsky, NFL Head of Music. “Rihanna is a unique artist who has been a cultural force throughout her career. We look forward to working with Rihanna, Roc Nation and Apple Music to bring fans another historic Halftime Show performance.”

“Rihanna is an incredible artist who is a favorite of millions of Apple Music customers around the world,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Music and Beats. “We are excited to partner with Rihanna, Roc Nation and the NFL to bring music and sports fans a memorable show – what an incredible performer for the inaugural Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show.”

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