Rihanna came up with her new song “Lift Me Up” to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman.
After the 2016 album Anti, this is her first solo music.
The lead single from Rihanna’s upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was released on Friday, a day after the film’s Hollywood premiere.
The song, titled “Lift Me Up,” marks Rihanna’s return after becoming a mother for the first time, as well as her first piece of original music since 2016. She has been on long break since then, and the song is expected to usher in the next chapter of her career.
The song pays tribute to the late actor Chadwick Boseman and is included on the soundtrack for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. At age 43, the Black Panther actor passed away from colon cancer in August 2020.
Tems who co-wrote track with Rihanna said, “After speaking with Ryan and hearing his direction for the film and the song, I wanted to write something that portrays a warm embrace from all the people that I’ve lost in my life. I tried to imagine what it would feel like if I could sing to them now and express how much I miss them”
Ludwig Göransson and director Ryan Coogler said, “Rihanna has been an inspiration to me so hearing her convey this song is a great honor”
Göransson produced the song, which was recorded in five countries. The complete soundtrack will be available on November 4th.
About a week ago, rumors of Rihanna’s involvement with the soundtrack album first surfaced. They were confirmed when she hinted at the song on social media and then made an unexpected appearance at the movie premiere.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which hits theatres on November 11, also stars Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Dominique Thorne, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Michaela Coel, and Tenoch Huerta.
Who is Rihanna?
Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born on February 20, 1988. He is a Barbadian singer, actress, and businesswoman.
Rihanna, who was raised in Bridgetown, Barbados, and was born in Saint Michael, performed for American record producer Evan Rogers.
Her first two studio albums were, Music of the Sun (2005) and A Girl Like Me (2006).
Both of which were influenced by Caribbean music and peaked within the top ten of the US Billboard 200 chart, helped her quickly gain notoriety after she signed with Def Jam in 2005.
Rihanna has sold over 250 million records worldwide as of September 2018, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
She has won numerous awards throughout her career, including 8 People’s Choice Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, 9 Grammy Awards, and 12 Billboard Music Awards.
Six Guinness World Records belong to her. Rihanna has sold more than 10 million albums in the US, and Nielsen SoundScan named her the best-selling digital artist in the nation. She did this by achieving the Guinness World Record for the most digital single sales, which stood at over 58 million as of 2012.