Rihanna makes the long-awaited return to music with the sequel to “Black Panther”.

TOPSHOT – Singer and actress Rihanna attends the World Premiere of OCEANS on June 8, 2018 in New York.

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After a six-year hiatus, Rihanna will release new music for the upcoming Marvel sequel “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”.

The 34-year-old singer confirmed her involvement in the film by anticipating the soundtrack’s lead single, “Lift Me Up,” On Twitter. The song will be out on Friday, October. 28, before the film’s premiere on November 11th.

The song is a tribute to actor Chadwick Boseman, who starred in the original film “Black Panther” and died in November 2020 after a years-long battle with colon cancer. hey what 43

It marks Rihanna’s first new music as a solo artist since her 2016 album, “Anti”.

The song was co-written with Nigerian singer-songwriter Tems, Academy Award-winning composer Ludwig Gransson and “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler, according to Marvel. It will be released by Rihanna’s Westbury Road label in association with Roc Nation, Def Jam Recordings and Hollywood Records.

“After talking to Ryan and hearing his direction for the film and the song, I wanted to write something that portrayed the warm embrace of all the people I have lost in my life. I tried to imagine what it would be like if I had I could sing for them. now and express how much I miss them, ”Tems said in a statement.

“Rihanna was an inspiration to me, so hearing her on this song is a great honor,” added Tems.

The soundtrack for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will be available on November 4th.

Since her album “Anti” in 2016, the nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer has established herself as a successful businesswoman and was named by Forbes the world’s youngest self-made billionaire woman in the United States . Much of her wealth comes from her profitable brands like Fenty Beauty and Savage x Fenty.

The singer will also return to perform live. In September it was announced that he will be performing on the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show in February.