Rihanna to perform at 2023 Oscars

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Rihanna has been tapped to perform at the 2023 Oscars.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday that the Diamonds singer will perform at this year's Oscars ceremony on Sunday 12 March.

The news of Rihanna's performance has come shortly after her announcement of her second pregnancy during this year's Super Bowl Halftime Show earlier this month.

Scheduled to air live on ABC from Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, the Academy Awards broadcast will feature Rihanna's performance of Lift Me Up - her Black Panther: Wakanda Forever track nominated for an Oscar for Original Song.

Lift Me Up included music by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler, and Ludwig Göransson. Its lyrics were written by Coogler and Tems.

Academy Awards producers Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner promised other talent for the show would be announced "in the coming weeks".

While Rihanna has won nine Grammy Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, 13 American Music Awards (including the Icon Award), and seven MTV Video Music Awards (including the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award), this is the 35-year-old's first Oscar nomination.

The 2023 Academy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.