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@Rihanna - Lift Me Up Live From the @Oscars 2023

@Rihanna - Lift Me Up Live From the @Oscars 2023

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Rihanna  Lift Me Up Live from the Oscars 2023

Rihanna delivered an electrifying performance of her Oscar-nominated song, "Lift Me Up," from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack at the 95th Academy Awards that earned a standing ovation from everyone present - including superstar boyfriend A$AP Rocky!

The emotional ballad was written for the film and pays homage to Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman. It was nominated for best original song alongside other nominees like Lady Gaga's "Hold My Hand" from Top Gun: Maverick; Diane Warren's "Applause" from Tell It Like a Woman; and M.M Keeravani's "Naatu Naatu" from RRR.

1. Rihanna wore a De Beers diamond dress

Rihanna graced the Oscars 2023 red carpet wearing a custom Alaia leather band dress that showed off her growing baby bump. The Savage X Fenty mogul styled her hair up in a high top knot and accessorized with an array of sparkling earrings, bracelets, and rings to complete her ensemble.

The singer, who is currently pregnant with her second child, showed off her curves in a black leather and sheer Maison Alaia dress featuring unusual brown diamonds. To complete the look she paired Giuseppe Zanotti heels, enormous brown diamond drop earrings, and an eye-catching cocktail ring from Moussaieff.

It's no secret that diamond jewelry is a major fashion trend, and this year's Academy Awards didn't disappoint. No star went without wearing an impressive diamond necklace, bracelet, earrings or brooch - from Michelle Yeoh's grown-up glamour to Danai Gurira's hair jewels. Scroll down to check out our pick of the best diamond looks from Sunday night's awards show.

Some women went all-out colorful, like Florence Pugh who instead of opting for the traditional diamond collar or riviere necklace chose an eye-catching Tiffany & Co. "Botanica" collection necklace in platinum featuring pink tourmaline and diamonds. She paired this look with platinum drop earrings featuring pink tourmaline and diamonds as well as her "Soleste" ring in platinum.

Emily Blunt also joined the red carpet trend, wearing a stunning white gown from Ralph Lauren's fall winter 2023 collection and Chopard earrings featuring three rows of sparkling pink sapphires. While this wasn't her first time sporting this look, it was her first time doing so on the Oscars carpet.

Other celebrities wearing an array of jewelry included Cate Blanchett in a custom Louis Vuitton dress and Messika jewelry, Danai Gurira in Jason Wu gown, and Halle Bailey wearing Dolce & Gabbana. Each star took risks but looked amazing regardless - whether classic or daring they took.

Even though the Oscars 2023 had a slightly champagne-colored palette this year, it still proved to be an exciting evening full of snubs and surprises. There were some truly great performances too - including Everything Everywhere All At Once (starring Michelle Yeoh!) and Tom Cruise's Top Gun sequel nomination.

2. Rihanna’s baby bump was on full display

Rihanna dazzled the red carpet at the Oscars 2023 on Sunday evening, flaunting her growing baby bump. The Umbrella star donned a custom Maison Margiela outfit designed by John Galliano for the night's ceremony and completed it with diamond necklace and ring that matched her dress.

She took a stroll down the red carpet, waving and cuddling her baby bump as she looked on at the cameras. Her partner A$AP Rocky, who performed at the Oscars as well, confirmed that they are expecting their second child together.

The 35-year-old singer performed her own rendition of the poignant song "Lift Me Up" from Marvel's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, written as a tribute to late actor Chadwick Boseman. Additionally, she received a Best Original Song nomination for the track which could potentially land her her first Oscar win.

Rihanna has always set the bar when it comes to maternity fashion, showing off her baby bump on red carpet looks with everything from vintage Chanel puffer coats and Gucci crop tops. Throughout her first pregnancy, she really tested the boundaries when it came to maternity fashion - wearing everything from vintage Chanel puffer coats to latex Gucci crop tops.

Fenty Beauty founder made lingerie her own for Paris Fashion Week with an elegant lace ensemble featuring a high-waisted netted skirt and voluminous top. She finished off the look with black leather gloves, multiple rings, earrings and cuff bracelets.

Rihanna announced her second pregnancy in February, and since then has been proudly showing off her growing belly. During last month's Super Bowl halftime show performance, she repeatedly touched her baby bump which raised speculation that she was indeed expecting.

On Sunday, singer Anti gave her followers an Instagram video posted to her Story that showcased her expanding belly. According to her rep, the Anti artist is expecting her second child within nine months and was due to give birth soon.

3. Rihanna’s performance drew a standing ovation

At Sunday's Academy Awards, Rihanna gave an uplifting and powerful performance of Oscar-nominated ballad "Lift Me Up" from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. She donned an outfit designed by Maison Margiela by John Galliano as she belted out the melody to a packed house at Dolby Theatre. Her partner and father of her son A$AP Rocky was front row and raised his glass to her at the end of her set.

The Roc Nation singer performed the iconic ballad from the film, "Black Panther," in a custom-made Maison Margiela Artisanal ensemble featuring a bedazzled bra and matching pants. She proudly displayed her growing baby bump as she took the stage to the thundering tune co-written by Rihanna, Tems, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Goransson.

Rihanna added an exquisite touch to her ensemble with more than 140 carats of diamonds from De Beers. Her look featured dangling earrings, multiple layered necklaces and a bracelet set off by Rihanna's hairstyle. The diamonds added a luxe touch that perfectly complemented Rihanna's dress.

Rihanna's performance of "Billie Jean" earned her an enthusiastic standing ovation and many in the audience had tears in their eyes. Her triumphant performance left many in the audience with goosebumps.

Her appearance at the awards show continued her impressive streak of performances this year. She's already rocked the Super Bowl halftime stage and made an incredibly dramatic baby reveal last month in a stunning green Alaia look, putting her growing belly on full display.

She sounded stunning in her song, which was nominated for Best Original Song against "Applause" from Tell It Like a Woman (music and lyrics by Diane Warren), "Hold My Hand" from Top Gun: Maverick (Lyrics by Lady Gaga and BloodPop), "Naatu Naatu" from RRR (MM Keeravani and Chandrabose) and "This Is Life" from Everything Everywhere All at Once (David Byrne, Son Lux and Stephanie Hsu).

Rihanna had an incredible night on stage, even if she didn't win an award. Her powerful performance of "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" received a standing ovation from the Dolby Theater audience as her partner A$AP Rocky proudly stood up front and raised his glass to her in celebration.

4. Rihanna’s performance was a triumph

Rihanna thrilled the music world by returning to the stage at the Super Bowl, where she delivered an electrifying performance of her biggest hits. This marked Rihanna's first live appearance in seven years after taking a break to focus on fashion label Fenty Beauty.

Rihanna performed twelve of her biggest hits at the halftime show at State Farm Stadium on Sunday, when the Kansas City Chiefs faced off against Philadelphia Eagles for the Vince Lombardi trophy. It was an uplifting success and demonstrated Rihanna's return to spotlight following her turbulent relationship with Chris Brown.

She completed the look with a two-piece Maison Margiela ensemble embellished in rhinestones. This glamorous ensemble was an extension of the daring Alaia dress she donned earlier in the evening on the red carpet.

Rihanna looked stunning despite her recent pregnancy, wearing an ornate bandeau bra top featuring hanging crystal strands hanging over her bump. The stylish ensemble was completed with sparkly brocade trousers for a bold statement piece that set her apart among peers in the entertainment industry.

Rihanna is renowned for her inspirational songs that tackle heavy topics and encourage audiences to reflect on their own lives. With each performance, she always brings her audience back to the heart of her songs - something she did again on Sunday.

Rihanna recently performed the Oscar-nominated song "Lift Me Up," taken from her Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack. This single is nominated for Best Original Song at this year's awards show and marked Rihanna's first new solo track in six years.

Rihanna's performance was an inspiring and moving one, showcasing her powerful emotions and inner strength as she sang the hit ballad with full voice. It was truly a triumph and one of the highlights of the 2023 Oscars.

She was joined by a band of dancers that encircled her as she sang. Her songs were all classic hits, and she had an uncanny ability to transform even complex and emotional lyrics into danceable beats. Even her signature "Umbrella" got slowed down for the audience who clearly enjoyed the party atmosphere created.

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