JLo, Shakira Shining As Super Bowl Halftime Performers
Super Bowl halftime performers are one of the most attractive parts of this event and while football fans participate for the game, but non-sport followers are here for the Super Bowl Halftime show.
Boom, music superstars Jennifer Lopez and Shakira previewed as Super Bowl Halftime Performers. The stars named it as a significant moment for the U.S. to have two Latina artists headline the mega event at this time in the country’s history.
In January of 1968, the marching band from Grambling State University got to do double duty inside the historic Orange Bowl stadium for the second-ever Super Bowl game – performing both in the pregame events as well as being the halftime entertainment long before that period of time became valuable as a theatrical show.
Over half a century later, two of the biggest names in both music and pop culture took the stage inside of Hard Rock Stadium through halftime of Sunday’s Super Bowl LIV game between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers.
International superstars Jennifer Lopez and Shakira were the headlining acts at the Pepsi Halftime Show this Sunday, the first time that the duo has presented in front of one of the biggest audiences of their careers.
Other big names on Super Bowl Halftime
However, Jennifer Lopez cannot contain her excitement for her Super Bowl LIV halftime show performance. A gig she likened to “winning an Oscar,” the 50-year-old superstar has worked tirelessly for months to put together a show viewers will remember.
Following in the steps of big names before her, including Maroon 5, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Madonna, the list continues, Alex Rodriguez‘s other half appears to be 100% dedicated to the task. She’s now provided her fanbase a ton of sneak peeks back of the scenes of performances via her social media accounts.
Lopez was first named as the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show performer back in September when it was additionally declared she will be joined on stage by Colombian sensation Shakira.
“We are so excited to announce that global superstars Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will take the stage together for the very first time at the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show. We’ve been working closely behind the scenes with our longstanding partners at the NFL, and now alongside Roc Nation to bring these mega superstars together.
It is a testament to our partnership and commitment to push the envelope of what is possible,” Adam Harter, senior vice president of sports, media, and entertainment at PepsiCo announced in a statement.
Importance of half-time intermission
Over the years, the half-time intermission has grown into more and more of a spectacle; each musician to grace the field’s step seems to outdo the next, their sets filled with elaborate pyrotechnics and even more dazzling costumes.
This year, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are co-headlining the 2020 Super Bowl. In honor of their upcoming halftime performance.
A year prior, for Super Bowl 50, Beyoncé co-performed with Coldplay and Bruno Mars, however, stole the show, wearing a custom military-inspired look by DSquared2; Queen Bey additionally served up an all-leather look by Rubin Singer in 2013 for her solo show, though she did bring out fellow Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams for a welcome surprise.
Both Lopez and Shakira have had significant success in the pop and Latin charts over the years. Lopez published her debut in 1999 and topped the charts with songs like “If You Had My Love” and “I’m Real.” Shakira released her first album in 1991 and had multiplatinum sales with 2001’s “Laundry Service.”
Remembering of Bryant’s death
Shakira told that when she and Lopez hit the stage it will represent “a very important moment for our community in this country.” She continued that it would serve as “a reminder of the heritage of this country, which is one of diversity and that’s what we will be celebrating on Sunday.”
Both singers stated they found about Bryant’s death from their partners. Bryant had attended concerts by both performers and both women had befriended the basketball superstar.
Super Bowl Halftime performers, Shakira, and Jennifer Lopez, promised to remember Death Of Kobe Bryant at the Super Bowl 54 halftime show in Miami on Sunday.
The Kansas City Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers at Hard Rock Stadium specifically a week after the death of Bryant; his 13-year-old girl, Gianna; and seven other people in a helicopter crash in California.
Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and 18-time All-Star with the Los Angeles Lakers, was a role model for many of the NFL players who will take the field Sunday.