Jennifer Lopez and Shakira were the latest superstars to bring their everything to the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sunday 2 February at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
The two performed at this year’s Super Bowl where Kansas City Chiefs won their first championship in a half-century after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 at Super Bowl LIV.
It is said that the women made history as the first Latina artists to headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show. The show combined both singers’ best and beloved hits.
Shakira for starters, dressed in fiery red, opened the show howling to her languid hit ‘She Wolf‘ before somehow manifesting a guitar. She also performed her hit tune ‘Hips Don’t Lie‘.
Jennifer’s ‘Jenny From the Block‘ marked the handoff from Shakira. She continued with her biggest hits, including ‘Waiting for Tonight,’ and ‘Love Don’t Cost a Thing.’
J-Lo was also joined by Colombia’s J Balvin to play Que Calor and Mi Gente. Later, her 11-year-old daughter Emme Maribel Muñiz, sang the club hit ‘Let’s Get Loud‘. It is further reported that during the show’s only moment of political frisson, Emme sang the chorus of Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The USA while Lopez draped herself in a Puerto Rican flag.
Kobe Bryant tribute
The show also incorporated a tribute to basketball player Kobe Bryant, who recently died alongside his daughter and seven others in a helicopter crash. As J-Lo’s daughter performed the opening bars of ‘Let’s Get Loud‘, a giant cross illuminated the field of Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium in yellow and purple, the colours of Bryant’s team, the Los Angeles Lakers.