“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 statement provided by Pepsi, who sponsors the show every year. “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.”
Adds Shakira, “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. This is a true American dream and we are going to bring the show of a lifetime!”
Fans of both Jennifer Lopez and Shakira have taken to Twitter to express their excitement. “This is the greatest day of my life,” one fan tweeted. “BEST Halftime EVERRR!!! Latino POWER!!” wrote another.
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The year 2020 is shaping up to be a big one for Jennifer Lopez, who is already garnering awards-season buzz for her performance in the movie Hustlers. The film itself was a box office hit, and critics have singled out J.Lo as a highlight. Shakira, meanwhile, went on a world tour last year that spanned 54 dates across Europe, Asia, North America, and Latin America.
Lopez and Shakira’s presence at the Super Bowl is even more powerful given the game’s location: Miami. Several fans were hoping for Latinx acts to headline the halftime show because of this. And it’s happening.
I'm already thinking up my dream set list. Is it February yet?
Originally Appeared on Glamour