Jennifer Lopez & Shakira are the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime performers

Jennifer Lopez performs in Egypt

As we discussed Jennifer Lopez’s 21-year-old Movieline interview, a few commenters noted that nothing really sticks to J.Lo, that she’s basically the Teflon Don of Hollywood/music/gossip. I’d never thought about that before but it’s so true. Even if she has a bad news cycle (like that Movieline interview cropping up again, or Bennifer 1.0), she always seems to survive and thrive. It’s the weirdest thing. Anyway, Jennifer is about to have the best six months of her life. She’s a shoo-in (right now) for Best Supporting Actress for Hustlers, and the NFL has just named her the 2020 Super Bowl Half-time act. This has been rumored for weeks, and the NFL and Pepsi announced it yesterday. Shakira will be there too!

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s hips won’t be lying in Miami come February … the superstars are co-headlining the Super Bowl Halftime Show. The singers made a cryptic announcement Thursday on social media … posting images of each other in very similar outfits — but without revealing their faces. They captioned their posts, “Get ready” and “This is happening.” Pepsi then posted the big reveal image showing both women’s faces. BTW … makes sense the NFL would draft co-headliners for the Miami event, because deuces are wild — the Super Bowl date is 02/02/20.

When the NFL announced its new partnership with Jay-Z, it said his company, Roc Nation, would be helping secure talent for the Super Bowl Halftime Shows. We’re told Roc Nation was heavily involved in closing this deal — and we also hear … there will be a few more surprise acts joining J Lo and Shakira. Shakira last released music in 2017 — the album, “El Dorado” — and in November she’s releasing a feature film worldwide which documents the El Dorado tour. Jennifer just wrapped her own 2019 “It’s My Party Tour.”

[From TMZ]

Honestly, it makes perfect sense – it’s Miami, it’s J.Lo, it’s Shakira. It all fits. My guess is that there will also be some guest performances by some Cuban-American acts too, just because there’s so much Cuban and Cuban-American influence in Miami. Gloria Estefan? I WOULD DIE!!! Pitbull is also tight with J.Lo, so I bet he’s on board too.

Shakira Performs at WiZink Center in Madrid

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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  1. Becks1 says:

    I am way more excited about Shakira than JLo for this, to be honest. I love Shakira so much.

    • Tpoe says:

      Same. Shakira is awesome. As for Lopez, giver her credit for being a good dancer but she is not someone who’s “music” I would ever seek out. Especially as free she ripped off the Beatnutz and didn’t even acknowledge them even after she was called on it.

    • megs283 says:

      ME TOO. Love her. Just seeing her inspires me to try to get into shape!! (For like a half-minute.)

    • TQB says:

      I am excited only for Shakira, and to see whatever JLo wears. But mostly SHAKIRA!! Love her so much.

  2. Daisy says:

    I’m so excited for this! It’s amazing that two latinas are playing at the halftime show. And they are such great performers, they work so hard to put on a great show. JLo may not be that good of a singer, but she really makes it up with her stage presence and production.
    Also, as a Shakira fan since I was a little girl it makes me so happy to see her doing this.

  3. Maddie23 says:

    I’m more surprised JLo is allowing herself to share the stage and billing with another artist haha. But I’m excited for Shakira!

    • smcollins says:

      Lol right? And like @becks1 posted, I’m more excited about Shakira than JLo. I haven’t seen or heard anything about her in a while (I don’t really follow her that closely), but I remember when she first burst onto the American music scene. That woman SIZZLED when she performed. Should be a great, make-you-want-to-shake-your-ass kind of show. I’m actually looking forward to it.

    • FHMom says:

      Haha My first thought was, “and JLo agreed to this?” I’m guessing there was some back and forth because the JLo Super Bowl rumors started a while ago.

    • Giddy says:

      I’m worried that JLo is going to feel so competitive that she might damage something important!

      • DiegoInSF says:

        Pitting women against each other already? JLo is the ultimate professional and works well with other women. Examples: she defended Wu from diva rumors, let her keep top billing, has presented at the Oscars with Cameron Diaz sharing the stage, pledged to work with a female director per the challenge that was going around and she did with Hustlers, hypes Cardi’s work, etc.

      • M.A.F. says:

        She is a professional. I just don’t see her pulling the same antics as others would.

      • ME says:

        J.Lo is in amazing shape…better than most 20 year olds. Don’t worry about her, she’ll be fine. She’ll probably have a lot of guests on stage with her just watch !

  4. Kittycat says:

    I dont watch the Superbowl or American Handball.

  5. Farah says:

    The Super Bowl is on Shakira and her husband Pique’s birthday, February 2nd. Fun fact, they were born on the same day 10 years apart. She’s older.

  6. lucy2 says:

    Shakira seems nice, but I find her singing voice very grating. Should be an entertaining performance though. JLo is probably going to do some crazy good dancing.

    • Becks1 says:

      Have you heard her sing in Spanish? She sounds a lot better IMO. (as a side note, I don’t think JLo has a particularly good voice – but in Spanish she also sounds a lot better. The song No Me Ames with Marc Anthony is beautiful.)

      • Ana says:

        Totally agree- Shaki in spanish is so much better than Shaki in english!

      • Becks1 says:

        @ana – I am really hoping we get to hear something like Ojos Asi or Estoy Aqui. (Ojos Asi would be amazing for the halftime show.)

      • lucy2 says:

        I’m sure I have, but I just listened to a few to see, and no, whatever it is that bugs me about her voice is there in English or Spanish. It’s the tone or something.

  7. LORENA says:

    Very exciting to see 2 Latinas headlining the super bowl!

  8. SJR says:

    I find the half time show the only interesting part of the Super Bowl.
    Shakira has more talent vs. JLo, who has a better PR team pushing her, IMO.

    I can not believe JLo agree to being a joint act, with her ego? Wow. Good for Team Shakira for getting the nod.

    • Sally says:

      Most likely the case of……do the show with Shakira or no deal. I love Shakira!!! JLo, not as much. She is so full of HERself. js imo

  9. Suyen Mitchell says:

    What about standing with Colin Kaepernick????

    • Christina says:

      Suyen, agreed. I hope they do a Beyoncé and make it a show that is pro-inclusion and that speaks to the controversy. It’s great that two Latinas are headlining, and it makes sense because it’s Miami, but, unless they comment on the controversy in the show in a way that supports the movement, it just looks like a way for the NFL to plausibly deny that they are unconcerned with violence against Black people, to me anyhow.

    • Pixie says:

      Agreed! @SuyenMitchell, I think it’s so disrespectful to Kaepernick and to their entire African American fan base. J Lo in particular received a lot of support from the Black community, especially in the beginning of her career so this is super disappointing. They’re also trying to bill this as a great move for diversity, which is extra ridiculous considering how they treated Kaepernick.

      • DiegoInSF says:

        Is Jay-Z disrespecting his community by producing this or Is it just the women?

      • Pixie says:

        @DiegoInSF he absolutely is, and lots of people have been criticizing him for weeks about his decision to work with the NFL and bypass Kaepernick’s protest. You could have just asked me for my opinion on Jay z instead of immediately implying I am a sexist.

      • wtf says:

        @DiegoInSF No, it’s both Jay Z and the women. Jay Z even more than the women. But if Pixie is right and J-Lo and Shakira make some sort of statement about the controversy, then ok. But if they don’t they are absolutely part of the problem.

  10. DiegoInSF says:

    I am so excited! I love them both! I haven’t had the opportunity to see Shak live but I saw JLo live for her last tour and omg, it was the most incredible experience! I spent so much on the tickets but it was worth it as I saw her up close. She’s a fantastic dancer, I was exhausted from just jumping while she did all these crazy moves and kept going!

  11. TQB says:

    I’m so annoying with all things NFL but I confess, this got me. I’m excited. They will kill it and during the halftime interview last night, JLo repeatedly mentioned the latino population in not just Miami, but all of the US and how they are PART OF AMERICA. I believe she’s coming to make ALL THE STATEMENTS.

  12. JennyJenny says:

    I’m going to the Super Bowl because we live in the Miami area.

    But seriously not excited for JLo. I could be spoiled though, because the last Super Bowl halftime show I saw was Prince……
    Swoon ~ sure miss him.

  13. JustMe says:

    i’m guessing Pitt Bull, Marc Anthony and maybe Ricki Martin??

  14. Matthew W McGee says:

    This has literally already ruined the Super Bowl for me☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️

  15. Nicegirl says:

    I will lose my shit if Gloria Estefan & The Miami Sound Machine were a surprise guest. The rhythm always gets me.

  16. No Doubt says:

    Zzzzz….. the year 2001 is calling.

    • Still_Sarah says:

      @ No Doubt : Exactly. While both still tour and may be incredible performers, Shakira in particular hasn’t had a hit for years (and I say this as someone who loves her music). JLo also had some hits a few years ago but nothing current. Why does the Super Bowl half-time show have to play it so safe with performers whose fans are mostly parents of teenagers now?

      @ Nicegirl : I probably won’t be watching the half-time show or the game TBH but if I were, I would also lose my sh*t if Gloria and the gang showed up. Can they bring Jon Secada with them too?

  17. Swan Lake says:

    I don’t watch the halftimes or the commercials; I’m there for the Game😁