Jennifer Lopez & Shakira Rock the Super Bowl with Their Epic & Latin Proud Halftime Show

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are celebrating an epic night at Hard Rock Stadiumin Miami.

The 50-year-old Puerto Rican superstar and the 43-year-old Colombian superstar teamed up for an electrifying Super Bowl halftime show.

Shakira & Jennifer Lopez

J.Loand Shakimade history at Super Bowl LIVon Sunday as the first two Latina women to co-headline the coveted halftime show gig, and they each brought their unique styles to a worldwide audience, performing a combined 20 songs in 14 minutes. (Gloria Estefanwas part of the 1992 and 1999 halftime shows, and sent her support for Lopez and Shakira, both of whom she has written songs for.)

Shakira kicked things off with her hit “She Wolf,” then seamlessly transitioned into her track “Empire,” where she showcased her ability to shred on the guitar.

After a brief dance interlude, Shakira — who rocked a sparkly red two-piece — broke into “Whenever, Wherever” and a cover of Cardi B’s “I Like It,” with an assist from Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer Bad Bunny, who appears on the original singer.

Shaki, who celebrated her 43rd birthday on Super Bowl Sunday, then showed off her dancing skills once again before singing “Hips Don’t Lie,” during which she crowd-surfed atop a group of enthusiastic fans.

Then, Lopez took over the program, taking the stage atop a skyscraper-like pole for a high-energy performance of “Jenny from the Block” and “Ain’t It Funny,” and then transitioned into “Get Right.”

After shedding her studded black leather bodysuit for a sparkly silver one, Lopez showed off her Hustlersmoves own on a stripper pole, while singing “Waiting for Tonight.”

J.Lo was then joined by J. Balvin, who assisted her on “Love Don’t Cost a Thing.”

Lopez continued to flaunt her moves to “Mi Gente” before moving on to a high-octane version of “On the Floor.”

The performance then transformed into a family affair as Lopez brought out her 11-year-old daughter Emme, who hit the stage singing a slowed-down rendition of “Let’s Get Loud” — with Shakira on drums — before her mom came back out wearing a large jacket made of feathers that featured the American flag on one side and the Puerto Rican flag on the other. It was a show of support to the territory, which has been affected by natural disasters in recent years, including Hurricane Maria and a recent damaging earthquake.

Emme briefly sang Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” while the set design featured glowing cages housing child performers, a marked gesture of solidarity toward the Latin community and those impacted by anti-immigration policies.

Then Shakira joined Lopez to sing “Let’s Get Loud” together.

The duo then moved on to Shakira’s hit “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” before switching back to “Let’s Get Loud,” at which point they closed out their set with impressive synchronized shimmiesas fireworks went off behind them, before wrapping their historic performance with a hug.

Shakira Gives Epic Performance at the Davis Cup Finals

Shakira has aced her latest performance…

The 42-year-old Colombian superstar, who’ll be performing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show alongside Jennifer Lopez, delivered an epic performance on Sunday at the Davis Cup Finals closing ceremony in Madrid.

Shakira

Shakira kicked off her three-song medley with “She Wolf,” joining an all-female dance group to further prove that her hips don’t lie. Her on-point dance moves then transitioned to the feel-good “Tutu” melody, where she was joined by Colombian singer Camilo and Puerto Rican Latin Grammy winner Pedro Capó for the first-ever live performance of “Tutu (Remix).” Shak’s nearly 10-minute set came to an end with her party-starting dance track “Dare (La La La)” for which she once again flaunted her killer dance moves on stage.  

“So fun to perform today!!!” she later expressed on Instagram. “Thanks to the wonderful team that worked so hard and made this performance happen today!”

The Davis Cup is a tournament between national teams in men’s tennis. Spain won the 2019 title, defeating Canada in the final 2-0. 

Shakira Among Finalists for This Year’s Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame

Shakira is known for her stellar songwriting… And, it could soon land her in the annals of history.

The 39-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter appears on the list of nominees in the performers (singer/songwriters) category to the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame 2016.

Shakira

Shakira, who penned several of her hit singles, including “Inevitable,” “She Wolf,” and “Whenever, Wherever,” joins a list that includes fellow performers Juanes, Marco Antonio Solis and Draco Rosa.

Shakira won the Latin Grammy for Song of the Year in 2006 for her massive international hit “La Tortura.”

Non-performer (composers) finalists include Kike Santander, Carlos Lara, Chico Navarro and Alejandro Jean.

The final list of artists and composers chosen to be inducted into the LSHOF will be announced at the 2016 Latin Billboard Music Conference taking place in April.

The selected six winners will then be inducted into the esteemed hall during the fourth annual La Musa Awards at the Filmore Miami Beach Jackie Gleason Theater on October 13.

Here’s the full list of LSHOF 2016 nominees:

PERFORMERS
Alejandro Lerner  (Argentina)
Caetano Veloso  (Brazil)
Juanes  (Colombia)
Shakira  (Colombia)
Chucho Valdés  (Cuba)
Joaquín Sabina  (España)
José Mara Cano  (España)
Marco Antonio Solís  (Mexico)
Los Temerarios  (Mexico)
Ruben Blades  (Panama)
Draco Rosa  (Puerto Rico)
Vico C  (Puerto Rico)

NON-PERFORMING
Claudia Brant  (Argentina)
Chico Novarro  (Argentina)
Erasmo Carlos  (Brazil)
Kike Santander  (Colombia)
Jorge Luis Piloto  (Cuba)
Alejandro Jaen  (España)
Jose Enrique (Chelique) Sarabia  (Venezuela)
Carlos Lara  (Mexico)
Miguel Luna  (Mexico)
Cheo Zorrilla  (República Dominicana)
Luis Fernando Ochoa  (USA)
K.C Porter  (USA)

The non-profit organization was founded by songwriters/producers Desmond Child and Rudy Perez in 2012 to celebrate and honor Latin music creators.

Shakira Releases Spanish-Language Version of Her New Single “Can’t Remember to Forget You”

Shakira hasn’t forgotten to remember her roots.

The 36-year-old Colombian singer and returning The Voice coach has released a solo Spanish-language version of her latest single “Can’t Remember To Forget You” featuring Rihanna.

Shakira

Following the English version of the song’s rapid ascent at radio, Shakira launched “Nunca Me Acuerdo de Olvidarte.”

The new version, available as a digital download, is sung solely by Shakira and is expected to make a major impact on Latin radio this week.

The reggae-inspired up-tempo track comes from Shakira’s upcoming album, due March 25.  The set will be her first with RCA Records, and first English-language album since 2009’s She Wolf.

Pop radio has taken a liking to the version featuring Rihanna. Dave Adams, program director of pop station WRNW Milwaukee, told Billboard, “Their vocals complement each other well. The song has good tempo, as well as a memorable hook, so I think as a lot of potential to be a hit.”

Encompassing its first week of availability, “Remember” featuring Rihanna, debuts on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart at No. 31 and its Latin Pop Songs chart at No. 25.

Shakira Releases Her Rihanna Collaboration “Can’t Remember to Forget You”

Shakira and Rihanna’s highly anticipated collaboration has arrived…

The 36-year-old Colombian singer and returning The Voice mentor and RhiRhi’s single “Can’t Remember to Forget You” was released in full on Monday, January 13 via KIIS-FM.

Shakira and Rihanna

The upbeat song previously leaked as a snippet, featuring only Shakira’s voice, but the recently released full version reveals Rihanna’s vocals.

“Oh here we go/You’re part of me now, you’re part of me, so where you go/I’ll follow,” Shakira sings in pre-chorus before going “Oh whoa oh-oh, I can’t remember to forget you/ Oh whoa oh-oh/I kept forgetting that you already go/but when you look at me/the only memory is us kissing in the moonlight/ I can’t remember to forget you.”

Rihanna enters in the second verse and changes turns singing with Shakira in the following chorus.

The song is one of the tracks on Shakira’s new studio album, which doesn’t have a release date yet.

A music video, directed by Joseph Kahn, was shot last month. No word on when it will premiere.

The “She Wolf” singer has described working with Rihanna as “utopia”.

“She’s the sexiest woman on the planet. And at the end of the day, we’re both just basically Caribbean girls. The chemistry was so good and so real. She taught me dance moves. She was a sweet teacher,” Shakira told Glamour.

Shakira & Rihanna’s Collaboration “Can’t Remember to Forget You” to Premiere Next Week

It’s hard to outdo Shakira’s sizzling “Beautiful Liar” collaboration with Beyonce… But, the returning The Voice coach will try just that with another pop starlet…

The 36-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter will release the first single from her upcoming spring album next week.

Rihanna & Beyonce

The track – a collaboration with Rihanna entitled “Can’t Remember to Forget You” – will be dropping next Monday (January 13).

The new single was previously confirmed to be unveiled in January, but Rihanna revealed the release date on Twitter on Monday morning (Jan. 6).

Last month, Shakira and Rihanna were reportedly in Los Angeles filming the new song’s music video with director Joseph Kahn.

Shakira’s forthcoming studio album — her first English-language effort since 2009’s “She Wolf” — is due out this spring on RCA/Sony Latin Iberia.

She’ll also be returning to NBC‘s The Voice as a coach in February.

Nava Named One of EW’s Top Music-Video Directors

He’s the man behind some of the most memorable music videos in recent years, including Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”… And, now Jake Nava is getting some due-recognition for helming some of this year’s greatest clips.

Jake Nava

The British-born music video and film director has been named to Entertainment Weekly’s list of this year’s Top 10 Music-Video Directors.

Nava directed two clips that were miles apart from each other in terms of content, but were both truly inspired: the bracing, surprising and bold clip for Kanye West’s “Monster” and the oh-so-somber video for Adele’s “Someone Like You.”

Nava has also been responsible for some of the greatest videos in recent years, only adding to a impressive resume that dates back to the early ’90s, and includes work for everyone from System of a Down to the Spice Girls. While you may not know his name, you most certainly know his work with the likes of Britney Spears, Shakira and more.