Pop stars Shakira and Jennifer Lopez have been confirmed as headliners for the 2020 Super Bowl half-time show. One of the biggest concerts in the world is watched by over 98 million this year. The NFL said in a statement that the pair would perform on 2 February in Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium.
Roc Nation, an entertainment company founded by rapper and businessman Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, will first be producing their show. Shakira and Jennifer, both have released chart-topping songs in English and Spanish since the 1990s.
They have recently announced it on social media. Colombian singer Shakira has won three Grammy Awards and is one of the world’s best-selling Latin American music stars. In 2001, she gained international fame by her single Whenever, Wherever.
The singer and actress, Lopez are known for hits such as “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” and stars in the movie Hustlers, which is tipped for an Oscar. In a statement, she said that she “couldn’t wait to show what us girls can do on the world’s biggest stage”
Shakira described the opportunity as “a true American dream”. The move comes after the NFL seeks to rebuild its image after a public backlash over the treatment of Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers.