Rihanna gave a rousing efficiency of the Black Panther: Wakanda Without end tribute tune to Chadwick Boseman on the 2023 Oscars.
The singer — who’s pregnant and not too long ago headlined the Tremendous Bowl halftime present — stood in place onstage on the Dolby Theatre on Sunday as she belted out “Raise Me Up,” which is nominated for finest unique tune.
She had an orchestra behind her, together with a number of violinists and background singers, serving to carry the ballad she co-wrote to life. Tems, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Göransson additionally labored on the observe.
Rihanna started to rise as she sang the phrases “raise me up” close to the tune’s finish. She wore an black ensemble with sheer gildings that considerably revealed her child bump.
The pop star earned loud applause from the viewers, together with Oscar-nominated Black Panther actress Angela Bassett and her associate A$AP Rocky.
Black Panther actress Danai Gurira launched the efficiency and spoke about Boseman. She additionally referred to as Rihanna “royalty in her personal proper.”
Different nominees for finest unique tune embody Woman Gaga’s “Maintain My Hand” from Prime Gun: Maverick; M.M. Keeravaani and Chandrabose’s “Naatu Naatu” from RRR; Diane Warren’s “Applause” from Inform it Like a Lady; and David Byrne’s “This Is a Life” from All the things In all places All at As soon as.
Ruth Carter received one of the best costume design Oscar on Sunday for Black Panther: Wakanda Without end. She grew to become the primary Black lady to win two Oscars and the primary designer to win for each an unique movie and its sequel.
Bassett was nominated for finest supporting actress for her position within the Marvel movie however misplaced to Jamie Lee Curtis for All the things In all places All At As soon as.
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