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Jennifer Lopez and Shakira did what they had to do at the Super Bowl half-time show this year at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida (See Video)

 It’s not an enviable task. The show has come under fire in recent years and plummeted to an all-time critical low in 2019 with the booking of Maroon 5.
With an audience of approximately 100m people, it is still considered an enormous honor (Lady Gaga – the last truly stellar performer, in 2017 – rooted her documentary Five Foot Two in the journey towards her half-time show). Lopez and Shakira’s booking was a victory in itself on many levels: a win for Latin America (Lopez is from the Bronx via Puerto Rican parents; Shakira is from Colombia and had a base in Miami for years) and historic for female performers. Never before had two Latinas been booked to co-headline. In Miami, with its population over 75% Hispanic or Latino, it served as a fitting tribute to the city’s strong Latin American cultural heritage.


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