What Songs Did Shakira Perform at the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Shakira and Jennifer Lopez appeared at the 2020 Super Bowl, taking over the Halftime Show with iconic dance moves and live performances of songs like “Hips Don’t Lie” and “Let’s Get Loud.” Here’s what we know about Shakira’s Halftime Show setlist.
Artists Shakira and Jennifer Lopez performed at the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show
Taking place in Miami, the 2020 Super Bowl featured Shakira and Lopez as the leading Halftime Show performers. They were joined on several songs by “Mi Gente” artist J Balvin.
This performance was Shakira’s first time hitting the stage during the Super Bowl Halftime Show. It was even more historic because it was the first time every performer was of Latin descent.
“This show will have very important repercussions,” Shakira said during an interview for NFL en Español via Billboard. “We are a mix of cultures, and we conserve so many idiosyncratic cultural traits that make us unique. Our music is a reflection of that.”
Of course, Shakira sang well-known tracks like “On the Floor.” She highlighted her Lebanese heritage with her iconic belly-dancing moves and the “zaghrouta,” fondly nicknamed the “tongue meme” by the internet — a traditional Arab vocal expression used for celebration.
Shakira performed ‘She Wolf,’ ‘On the Floor,’ and ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ during the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show
Shakira kicked off her Super Bowl Halftime Show with a live rendition of “She Wolf,” a song off of her 2009 album of the same title. That led to “Empire,” performed by Shakira, followed by Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” as a transitional song to Shakira’s “Whenever, Wherever.”
A song initially popularized by Cardi B, Shakira performed “I Like It” with Bad Bunny, leading into “Chantaje.” Her version of “Hips Don’t Lie” eventually went viral on the social media platform TikTok, with some fans emulating her dance moves (minus the stage dive into an adoring crowd, of course).
After Shakira performed several songs as a solo artist, Lopez took to the stage, performing hits like “Jenny From the Block,” “Let’s Get Loud,” and “On the Floor.” (Shakira even joined “Let’s Get Loud” on the drums.)
Both artists even appeared in the song “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” originally released as a Shakira song. They ended the night with a dance to “Aguanile,” initially recorded by Héctor Lavoe and Willie Colón.
What songs did Jennifer Lopez perform at the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Lopez began her Halftime Show performance with “Jenny From the Block,” transitioning into the original song “Ain’t It Funny.” For “On the Floor,” Lopez showcased her pole dancing skills, as seen in Hustlers.
Lopez also performed “Mi Gente” alongside J Balvin, originally sung by Beyoncé. For “Let’s Get Loud,” the artist performed alongside her daughter, Emme Maribel Muñiz, transitioning into “Born in the USA.”
Music by Shakira is available on most major streaming platforms.