Rihanna Releases ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Song ‘Lift Me Up’

Rihanna is back!

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Rihanna has officially dropped her Black Panther: Wakanda Forever song Lift Me Up.

After teasing fans on social media, Rihanna has made her long-awaited return to music with the song Lift Me Up from the Marvel Studios feature Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Lift Me Up was written as a tribute to late Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman and is one of two Rihanna tracks featured in the upcoming Marvel movie. You can listen to the full song below.

Rihanna’s first solo single in six years, Lift Me Up was recorded in five countries and is sure to be a contender for Best Original Song at next year’s Academy Awards. The song was co-written by Rihanna, Tems and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever director Ryan Coogler. It was produced by Ludwig Göransson, the Oscar-winning composer behind the two Black Panther movies.

Rihanna returns ahead of the Super Bowl

As reported earlier this month, Rihanna has been attached to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever for quite some time now, confirming her involvement with an appearance at the film’s premiere on Wednesday night. Her two new songs are being released ahead of her highly-anticipated performance at the Super Bowl LVII halftime show, which is currently slated for Feb. 12, 2023.

The official synopsis for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever can be found below, courtesy of Disney.

“In Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.”

Directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole, Wakanda Forever stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman and Angela Bassett.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever opens on November 11, 2022. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the MCU and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content.

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.