The 2020 Super Bowl LIV Halftime show coming up in the beautiful city of Miami on February 2 just got a lot hotter as Shakira & Jennifer Lopez have been confirmed as performers. The two are no doubt excited about the performance, sharing photos of each other on twitter wearing branded Pepsi items, a sponsor of the halftime show hinting a performance.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter in a tweet, confirmed that the pair will be the performers at this year’s Super Bowl, saying that they’ll bring a “Miami flavor” to the halftime show. (J. Lo is from New York and Shakira is Colombian.)
“Ever since I saw Diana Ross fly off into the sky at the Halftime Show, I dreamed of performing at the Super Bowl,” Lopez said in a press release. “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.”
“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!” Shakira added. “This is a true American dream and we are going to bring the show of a lifetime!”
Todd Kaplan, a VP with pepsi on the event said they are hoping to take the show in a new direction with Shakira and J. Lo, seemingly leaning toward the idea that they want to invite more popular artists from the world of Spanish-language music to play the show.
“These two remarkable artists are setting a new precedent for what this show can become, and we’re confident that this will be an incredible performance for the ages,” he said.
— Pepsi (@pepsi) September 26, 2019
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