Chart-topping superstar Jennifer Lopez took to Twitter to announce that she is headlining the Super Bowl halftime show this year, confirming the rumors that have been swirling.
But what is better than a Latin music powerhouse headlining the Super Bowl? Two Latin music powerhouses at the Super Bowl. That’s right, Shakira will also be performing. We haven’t been this excited about a halftime show in years!
Shakira broke the news to her fans when she tweeted an official “Pepsi Halftime Show” image that features her and Lopez together and captioned it with, “It doesn’t get any bigger than this! So excited about getting on that #SuperBowlLIV #PepsiHalftime stage!”
Shakira stated further, “I’m so honored to be taking on one of the world’s biggest stages in the company of a fellow female artist to represent Latinos and Latinas from the U.S. and all over the world — and to top it off, on my birthday!” The Colombian superstar will be turning 43 the day she hits the halftime stage. “This is a true American dream and we are going to bring the show of a lifetime!”
Even Fox Sports got in on the social media action, pointing out that this is the two singers’ “first time together on stage” and they’ll be doing it “on the world’s biggest stage.”
Jennifer Lopez made an official press release announcing her involvement with the show, saying “Ever since I saw Diana Ross fly off into the sky at the Halftime Show, I dreamed of performing at the Super Bowl. And now it’s made even more special not only because it’s the NFL’s 100th anniversary, but also because I am performing with a fellow Latina. I can’t wait to show what us girls can do on the world’s biggest stage.”
Super Bowl LIV is scheduled for February 2nd, 2020, and will take place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. It will air live on certain streaming services accessible with internet service and also on traditional broadcast channels for those with antennas.
This halftime lineup comes as the NFL is looking to rebuild its image after public backlash about the treatment of Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback who started kneeling as a sign of protest against racial injustice.
Amid the controversy, several big names reportedly turned down offers to perform at last year’s Super Bowl, including Cardi B, Rihanna, and P!nk.