It’s all happening: Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will headline the Super Bowl halftime show on February 2, 2020, and all we can say is — we called it! The singers both posted announcements on their Instagrams on Thursday, letting the world know that they will be throwing down side by side in just a few short months.
“This is happening,” Lopez wrote alongside a very body-centric photo of herself on Instagram. “Get ready,” Shakira posted on a similar photo of herself.
The news doesn’t come completely out of left field. An inside source told Hollywood Life that Lopez was a frontrunner for the show earlier this month and was in “very serious talks” to take the stage. Lopez also played coy about it on the Today show with Hoda Kotb a couple of weeks ago. When she was asked about the Super Bowl rumors, and whether she’d be performing, all she said was, “I don’t know. I don’t know.” But her cat-that-ate-the-canary smile said it all.
“Going to set the world on 🔥🔥🔥,” Lopez wrote on Instagram. “It doesn’t get any bigger than this! So excited about getting on that #SuperBowlLIV #PepsiHalftime stage!” Shakira wrote, adding, “#happybirthdaytomeee.” Shakira turns 43 on February 2. What a birthday present!
As for us, we were born ready for this — and we can’t wait. Even total non-football-watchers (hi!) will be tuning in for the show in February. As Lopez so eloquently said, these two songstresses will definitely set the world on fire.
An earlier version of this post was published on published September 7.