Rihanna has been dubbed “the finest vocalist of all time” by Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.
The lead singer of Coldplay gave high praise to the Barbados Babe during an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1. During the interview, he also discussed why it is such a big deal that the Barbados Babe agreed to take on the challenge of performing on the most prestigious stage in music, the Super Bowl Halftime Show.
“Rihanna and I do not have a really close relationship. I’m more of a fan than anything else, and we’ve shared the stage with her a few times. You’re absolutely correct that it’s becoming rarer and rarer for her to simply sing, which is what makes it even more remarkable, and in an odd way, it shows that she really, really wants to do it “he remarked.
“Rihanna is in a position where no one can force her to do anything at this point, and I believe that the fact that she has chosen to do it now, when her stock couldn’t be higher, demonstrates that she is the best singer in the history of music.
You would have to be an idiot not to acknowledge that she is the best singer ever, because I am such a huge admirer of Rihanna, it is challenging for me because I have a lot of preconceived notions about her.
In other words, I believe she could simply go out on stage singing while wearing sweatpants, and it would be just OK.”
Riri is aware that a lot is riding on her performance this coming Sunday at the State Farm Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. This will be her first live show in front of a crowded stadium in many years. The singer, who is 34 years old, is “nervous” yet thrilled about the next task.
According to the insider, “she is well aware that this performance will become legendary in the years to come and that it will endure for all time.” “She has been making adjustments while remarking that the next 17 minutes are going to be the most chaotic of her life. She is nervous, but she is also certain that she will do an excellent job.”
The intense spotlight that is the Super Bowl Halftime Show is not new to Coldplay, as they have performed there before. They had a performance at Super Bowl 50 in 2016, where Beyonce and Bruno Mars were also in attendance as special guests.
Beyoncé’s performance, on the other hand, was met with widespread praise, while Coldplay’s was not quite as well received. The performance of the band was described by one reviewer as “a musical snooze” and as being “inexplicable, indecipherable, and useless.”
Martin admits, after all of these years have passed, that he has not viewed the performance.
“I’ve never gone back and rewatched it. Because of the constraints we were working with, I can’t help but feel that our performance at the Super Bowl was incredibly off-kilter. Considering the circumstances, we were bound by certain boundaries.
It was throughout the day, you were required to do a number of tasks for your sponsors, and so on “he elaborated on his point to Lowe.
“There were a lot of obstacles that we had to work around, and subsequently, we were given a lot of criticism from individuals who didn’t like what we did, which was difficult to take at the time. The stage needs to have a specific hue since it’s this anniversary.
But after some time had passed, I came to the conclusion that “Well, we accomplished precisely what we intended to achieve given all those limits.””