Shakira celebrated her 43rd birthday by bringing back her iconic belly dancing moves during epic performance with Jennifer Lopez for the highly-anticipated Super Bowl LIV half-time show on Sunday.

The Colombian hitmaker – real name Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll – kicked off the 12-minute show with She Wolf before showing off her instrumental talents on a slew of her biggest radio hits.

Shakira electrified the Miami, Florida crowd as she brought back her iconic belly dancing moves during the intermission of the San Francisco 49ers vs Kansas City Chiefs game.

Show stopping: Shakira dazzled as she took the stage during the Super Bowl LIV half-time show on Sunday evening


Roped in: While showing off her curves, Shakira incorporated a rope into her routine

Details: Shakira’s red half-time show ensemble was custom Dundas and featured intricate beading and choreo-friendly fringe

She Wolf: The singer treated fans to a dance-packed performance of her 2009 hit single She Wolf

The Latin music matriarch made a grand firework filled entrance during Sunday’s game, giving audiences at the Hard Rock Stadium a sight to behold.

Dancing upon a round, light up stage, Shakira flaunted her trim and toned physique in a red sequined mini dress featuring matching wristbands with the support of dozens of background dancers.

Following her crowd pumping She Wolf performance, Shakira showed off her finger work on a glittery guitar for her dramatic ballad Empire.


Flashing Abs: Shakira has some of the most impressive abs in Hollywood and she wanted her audience to know it

Whenever, Whenever: The crowd really went wild when the singer performed her 2001 hit Whenever, Wherever

Get low: Shakira showcased some major flexibility as she put in all her effort into the show’s choreography

Matchy Matchy: Shakira’s dancers donned red outfits that coordinated with the star’s glittering ensemble

Take it away: Shakira aimed her mic at the audience for them to sing the lyrics on their own


Shredding: Following She Wolf, the songstress wielded a glittering guitar for the performance of her 2014 hit single Empire

Things ramped up a notch when she impressively transitioned from her 2014 anthem to her 2001 smash hit Whenever, Wherever.

With microphone firmly in hand, the birthday girl gave viewers an eyeful as she popped, locked, and thrusted her signature hips in every direction.

Her blonde, wavy locks were thrown in all directions as her 5foot2inch frame owned every inch of the world’s biggest stage.

Shine: The performance took place on a large, light up round stage


Move it, Movie it: The singer threw her hair around to the beat

Lean into it: In one part of the number, Shakira and her gang of female dancers performed some suggestive synchronized choreography

No Super Bowl performance is complete without a few musical cameos, and Shakira made no exception to the rule, as she brought out Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny and Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin.

The rhythmic men circled Shakira, as she assumed Cardi B’s place for her rendition of the 2018 hit I Like It, which originally featured the Latin rappers.

She then gave fans exactly what they’d been craving since it was announced that the Empire singer would be taking the stage, alongside J Lo.

Flexible: At one point, Shakira took flight with a high kick

Roaring: The crowd erupted in cheers as the singer swayed about in her ruby red ensemble

Crowd Surf: The singer dove into the roaring crowd

She then showed off her salsa moves before ending her segment by doing Hips Don’t Lie.

Shakira left her mark on the world’s biggest stage by not only getting behind a set of drums, but trusting her fans enough to stage dive off stage.

Following her incredible show, Shakira quickly took to her Instagram page to thank her fans for supporting her and labeling this day as ‘the best birthday gift.’

The Hips Don’t Lie singer wasn’t the only celebrity to share their thoughts to social media after the awe inspiring half-time show.

Big smiles: The energy was electric as the singer beamed upon her roaring crowd

Love to fans: She made sure to provide her fans with a hefty amount of interaction, leaning in to grab hands

Skills: The singer was joined by her long-time guitar players during the hypnotic Half Time Show

Queen: Her dazzling red top featured a criss cross neckline that flattered her enviable decolletage

‘OMG @shakira !!!!!! she looks so beautiful,’ exclaimed Kim Kardashian on her Twitter page.

The reality star continued her post-show tweet spree by saying Shakira and her partner in crime J Lo, ‘really shut it down!!!!’

‘Congrats on that amazing SuperBowl Halftime Show,’ she concluded.

Kim’s sister Khloe Kardashian chimed in on the social media love, as well.

Whoops: As she danced, the red vixen nearly flashed the audience as her fringe moved up, down, and around

Bright lights: The crowd donned sparkling bracelets which added to the show’s atmosphere

Fishnets: Adding to the sex appeal of her ensemble, the singer was seen sporting micro-fishnets

‘Shakira and J Lo both did incredible in their performances in my opinion. But can we talk about how both of these women do not age whatsoever!,’ she tweeted.

‘They are having fun!!!! Yessssssss!!! This was a halftime show! Wow! Wow! Wow! Their energy just gave me energy!!!”

Kylie Jenner used Instagram as her reaction medium of choice, as she shared multiple snapshots of Shakira and J Lo mid-dance.

Hands high: The audience couldn’t help but reach out towards their favorite star

Wrist cuffs: The singer donned matching red wrist cuffs which added to her fantastical dancing

Pop and lock: The dancers and Shakira went in on their dance moves

Past half-time show performer Lady Gaga made sure to give her two cents on her fellow music colleagues’ job at this year’s show.

‘@JLo and @shakira and all the special guests were so incredible!!!! What a fun halftime show I danced and smiled the whole time. Such powerful sexy women!!!!

Cardi B, who was in attendance at Super Bowl LIV, couldn’t record fast enough as she marveled at Shakirs and J Lo’s skills on the stage.

Many other celebrities, as well as fans, praised the Latinas for their memorable mark on Super Bowl history.

I Like It: Shakira was joined by Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny

Carrying her: Fans made sure to carry the singer along safely

Wow factor: The Colombian hitmaker – real name Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll – kicked off the 12-minute show

Show stopping: The singer impressed with her ability to deliver vocals and theatrics

In formation: The choreography during the Waka Waka singer’s performance showcased stellar coordination

Get in line: The dancer gyrated behind Shakira as she belted her tunes

Shakira and 50-year-old Lopez performed in front of a star-studded crowd that included rapper Jay-Z and his daughter Blue Ivy, Cardi B and model Emily Ratajkowski.

Lopez’s 11-year-old daughter Emme, Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny and Colombian performer J Balvin were set to be special guests during the 12-minute performance.

Demi Lovato, 27, kicked off the day by performing the national anthem at the stadium. Lovato, who is is in the midst of a career comeback after suffering a near-fatal drug overdose last year, received high praise on social media after delivering a ‘flawless’ rendition of The Star Spangled Banner.

Leading up to the event, Shakira commented on the huge gig as she touched on working hard for months to prepare for this big moment.

Epic: Shakira raised her mic to the sky as she took in the moment

All in: The Latin songstress proved she was a triple threat as she danced, sang, and played her way through her once in a lifetime performance

Hard Rock Stadium: The stadium occupied nearly 66,000 people on Sunday

Bang it out: Shakira showed off her endless stream of talent as she made her way to a drum set

Represent: She later joined Jennifer Lopez for the grand finale

‘The scope of this show is so grand, not just the actual size of the stage but also the size of the audience. I have prepared for months. I’ve trained physically and vocally harder than I ever have before. I don´t take this opportunity for granted,’ the Grammy winner said in a statement to the AP on Sunday. ‘Not only do I want people to have the time of their lives, I want young Latin girls around the world to know this isn’t an accident and this is something they too can achieve. Jennifer and I talked about that a lot. Symbolically this means so much to us.’

Hours before taking to the stage, Lopez shared a picture that showed her hugging Shakira during the last minute rehearsals.

‘Let’s show the world what two little Latin girls can do,’ she captioned the snap.

Cheeky: The ladies teased the crowd with a tasteful peek at their perk backsides

Glittering Gals: Shakira changed in a gold ensemble featuring a cropped jacket and fringed mini shorts, while Lopez donned the same outfit in silver

Pride: Lopez, with hair strewn about, couldn’t help but smile as the women stood side by side of the world’s biggest stage on Sunday night

Lopez has been prepping for the show for months and the show was a ‘dream come true’ for her.

Just 24 hours before the performance, she told a press conference she’d dreamed of this moment for years.

‘You know, everything happens when it’s supposed to happen,’ she said. ‘There were many years that I thought about doing the Super Bowl and that it was something that I wanted to do and even where I was talked to about it. This is when God choose me to do it.’

‘This is when it was meant to be. This is when it was destined to be and we’re ready and we can’t wait. I can’t wait.’

Marveling: Lopez and Shakira marveled at the audience filling the nearly 66,000 seat stadium in Miami

Giving all they got: Lopez, 50, and Shakira, 43, rivaled women much younger as they displayed their enviably muscular physiques throughout the 12-minute Half Time Show

The singer, whose hits include Waiting for Tonight, I’m Real, Jenny from the Block and others, said she hopes her performance with Colombian singer Shakira inspires and unites people.

‘It’s such a huge platform and you think, “OK, what is it that I want to do?” And to tell you the truth, you know, when I think about sports … and music, those are the two things that really, really bring people together. So, for me, it’s an opportunity to really bring people together in a moment of celebration, in joy, love, in unity and happiness. That’s what I feel that we’re going to provide,’ she said. ‘It really is about love and unity and celebrating the potential in every single person that’s inside of each one of us for all the beautiful things we are.’

Empowering: There is so much that we can achieve, just me and Shakira being on that stage is something where people go, “Yay, anything is possible. We can be up there, too”‘ said Shakira prior to taking the stage with the Jenny From The Block artist

We did it: The Latin singers shared a passionate embrace as they relished in their monumental accomplishment

Lopez, who is from the Bronx, said she is proud to see two Latin hitmakers headline on such a global stage.

‘I’m a woman, I’m Latin and I’m American and I’m proud of all of those things. If you’re going to describe me, I guess, that’s what it is. So, all of those things will be part of the performance for sure. I really hope that it empowers people,’ she said. ‘There is so much that we can achieve, just me and Shakira being on that stage is something where people go, “Yay, anything is possible. We can be up there, too.”‘

Lopez wanted the performance will be both large and warm.

Before the show: J.Lo shared this snap with her fans on Sunday just hours before the show. ‘Let’s show the world what two little Latin girls can do,’ she wrote

Thankful: Shortly after her performance, Shakira took to Instagram to thank her fans for ‘the best birthday gift’

‘The Super Bowl is the holy grail of live performances … so you´re thinking large scale, big moments, but also it still needs to feel very you and very personal and you want some kind of intimate, emotional moments as well. I’ve just been thinking of having a nice balance of the big and the kind of like intimate moments, too,’ she said.

One of the hardest parts, she said, was narrowing down the set list for the show, which will be co-produced by Jay-Z and his Roc Nation company for the first time.

‘Someone was like, “Oh, is it the greatest hits?” I was like, “ALL?”,’ she recalled, laughing.

‘It’s an enjoyable fun set and there was no way to fit in everything people were asking for,’ she continued. ‘But that’s a blessing and at the end of the day, I think what I put together with my team is something that is a lot of fun, a lot of energy (and) super-exciting.’

‘They really shut it down!’ Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner go wild as social media erupts over Shakira and Jennifer Lopez’s Super Bowl halftime show

Shakira and Jennifer Lopez rocked the Super Bowl LIV halftime show in Miami on Sunday.

And their celebrity fans had nothing but praise for the two stars.

‘They really shut it down!!!! Congrats on that amazing SuperBowl Halftime Show @shakira @JLo,’ tweeted Kim Kardashian.

Shakira and Jennifer Lopez rocked the Super Bowl LIV halftime show in Miami on Sunday. And their celebrity fans had nothing but praise for the two as they shared their reactions on Twitter

Reality star Kim Kardashian, who is pals with Jennifer Lopez, tweeted: ‘They really shut it down!!!’

Kim’s sister Khloe Kardashian also chimed in.

She tweeted: ‘Shakira and J Lo both did incredible in their performances in my opinion! But can we talk about how both of these women do not age whatsoever! I am captivated by there dancing and their stage performances. Wow!!’

Khloe added: ‘They are having fun!!!! Yesssssss!!! That was a halftime show!!!!!! Wow! Wow! Wow!!!! Their energy just gave me energy!!! Fan girling for sure!!!’

Younger half-sister Kylie Jenner wrote: ‘Killed it’ on a screen shot from her TV that she posted via Instagram Story.


The two hitmakers rocked the Hard Rock Stadium with their high energy performances. They each ran through a medley of their hits before coming together at the end

Kim’s sister Khloe Kardashian also chimed in, expressing admiration for the way Shakira and JLo ‘do not age’ and calling they’re routines ‘captivating’

Khloe admitted she was ‘fan girling’

Kim and Khloe’s younger half sister Kylie Jenner wrote: ‘Killed it’ on a screen shot from her TV

JLo’s fiance Alex Rodriguez shared images of himself open-mouthed at the halftime show performance in which Lopez pole danced.

Sharing video from the field at Hard Rock Stadium, A-Rod wrote: ‘AMAZING!! She ABSOLUTELY CRUSHED IT! Wow, that was so fun! I’m so proud of you, Jen!’

The former Yankees pro and the singer started dating in February 2017 and announced their engagement in March last year.

JLo’s fiance Alex Rodriguez shared images of himself open-mouthed at the halftime show performance in which Lopez pole danced

Lady Gaga, who did the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show, had warned JLo and Shakira that she didn’t want to see or hear any lip synching during their performance.

And she clearly was satisfied with what transpired.

‘@JLo and @shakira and all the special guests were so incredible!!! What a fun halftime show I danced and smiled the whole time. Such powerful sexy women!!!! On camera and off!!!!! Love you beautiful sexy talented women.

Lady Gaga, who did the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show, had warned she didn’t want to see or hear any lip synching. And she clearly was satisfied with what transpired


‘Such powerful sexy women!!!!” Gaga tweeted. ‘I danced and smiled the whole time,’ she added

Other famous names who were impressed with the Latina hitmakers included Maroon 5’s Rob Thomas, Pink, country star Keith Urban, Christina Milian, Kate Hudson and LeAnn Rimes.

Urban, who is married to Nicole Kidman, gushed over the high energy show.

‘ALRIGHT!!!!!! now THAT was a GLOBAL Super Bowl halftime performance!!!!!! STUNNING- WE LOOOOOOOOVED IT! CONGRATS @JLo @shakira and the whole ensemble AND CREW !!!!!!’ he tweeted.

Pink shared: ‘Yes! Halftime was JOY!!!!!!!!! Yes!!!!! @shakira @JLo everything that’s yes.’

‘@shakira and @JLo for the WIN!’ tweeted Rob Thomas.

Maroon 5’s Rob Thomas was a fan of the halftime show

Singer Pink described the halftime show as ‘JOY’

Christina Milian also had nothing but praise

Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth gushed over JLo

According to LeAnn Rimes, it was the ‘best halftime in a long time’

Kate Hudson simply called the pair’s performance ‘Amazing!!’

Diane Kruger also agreed it was the ‘best halftime in ages’

David Beckham gave voice to his opinion

Actress and director Elizabeth Banks was impressed

Sofia Richie had her say

Katharine McPhee Foster was definitely impressed

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