Rihanna fans rejoiced when the singer’s first solo release in six years debuted on music streaming platforms Friday at midnight.
The 34-year-old hitmaker lends her voice to the track Lift Me Up for the highly anticipated Black Panther sequel Wakanda Forever.
The piano ball, which has a duration of 3 minutes and 14 seconds, shows off the beautiful falsetto voice of the beauty as she sings: ‘Keep me safe, safe and sound.’
She is back! Rihanna fans rejoiced as the singer’s first solo release in six years debuted on music streaming platforms Friday at midnight
Fans eagerly took to social media minutes after its release to gush about the “beautiful” song and to praise Rihanna’s vocals.
“Omg, the song is so beautiful it immediately brought tears to my eyes �� #Rihanna #LiftMeUp,” one Twitter user gushed, while another marveled at the hitmaker’s chant.
“OMG HER VOCALS #Rihanna,” one tweet read, featuring an image of someone bursting into tears wearing headphones.
Another wrote: ‘rihanna. what you did was so beautiful. I literally cry, the singing, the way you sang everything.’
Many Rihanna fans – often referred to as “The Navy” – felt emotional when they heard the song.
Lift Me Up: The 34-year-old hitmaker lends her voice to the track Lift Me Up for the highly anticipated Black Panther sequel Wakanda Forever
On Thursday, the mum-of-one teased the song’s release by sharing the album cover for Lift Me Up on Instagram.
She captioned it: “Tonight…MIDNIGHT EST. #Lift me.’
Fans shared their excitement when they wrote ‘can’t wait for this’ and ‘the song will be great!’
The artwork for the upcoming release is a close-up grayscale image of RiRi with her hair wrapped around her face.
She wears shimmery eyeshadow on her lids and her shapely pout is covered in a matte lipstick.
Along the left side of the photo in white font in capital letters, with text oriented sideways, reads ‘Rihanna Lift Me Up’.
In just an hour of uploading the post, the Bajan superstar racked up more than two million likes from her 137 million followers on Instagram.
Message to Fans: She wrote in the caption, “Tonight…MIDNIGHT EST. #lift me up’
The new message comes days after the official Black Panther: Wakanda Forever social media accounts shared a virtual announcement for the song.
The clip opened with the title of the movie coming into view, accompanied by the buzz of exciting music.
While the rest of the letters of ‘Wakanda Forever’ faded, all that remained was an ‘R’, a clear reference to the singer.
The date “10.28.22” appeared against a black screen, notifying fans of the release date. The caption had an emoji of eyes and the hashtag “#WakandaForever.”
Appearance: Rihanna wore a sequined dress for the premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in Los Angeles on Wednesday
On Wednesday night, Rihanna stepped out to attend the Hollywood premiere of the Black Panther movie.
She was joined by beau A$AP Rocky for the glitzy, star-studded event, which rolled out a purple carpet.
The beauty mogul, who welcomed her first child with the rapper in May, wore a sequined strapless dress.
The look featured long, matching leather gloves that reached way above her elbows.
Date night: On Wednesday night, Rihanna stepped out with beau A$AP Rocky to attend the Hollywood movie premiere
According to Pitchforkthe longtime entertainer wrote the tune with music artist Tems, producer Ludwig Göransson and director Ryan Coogler.
A press release said the piece was created “as a tribute to the extraordinary life and legacy of Chadwick Boseman.”
The late Boseman shocked fans when he passed away in 2020, having kept his battle with colon cancer completely private.
He was the star of the first Black Panther movie, which stole the hearts of audiences in 2018.
Strikingly, on Tuesday, the official Black Panther: Wakanda Forever social media accounts shared a virtual announcement for the song