Unveiling Shakira’s Unforgettable Belly Dancing Spectacle: Super Bowl Halftime Show Sets the Stage on Her 43rd Birthday

Shakira marked her 43rd birthday by putting on a spectacular show alongside Jennifer Lopez for the highly-anticipated Super Bowl LIV half-time performance on Sunday. The Colombian singer, known as Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, wowed the audience in Miami, Florida with her famous belly dancing moves during the break of the San Francisco 49ers vs Kansas City Chiefs game. She kicked off the 12-minute show with her hit song “She Wolf” before showcasing her instrumental talents on a medley of her biggest radio hits. The crowd was left electrified by Shakira’s stunning performance.

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

Star power: Shakira wowed the audience with her electrifying performance at the Super Bowl LIV halftime show on Sunday night.

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

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

Incorporating a rope into her performance, Shakira elegantly showcased her beautiful curves.

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

Shakira looked absolutely stunning during her halftime performance in a one-of-a-kind outfit from Dundas. Her ensemble, designed specifically for the occasion, showcased intricate beadwork and fringe that added a touch of choreography-friendly flair.

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

Shakira delighted her fans at Sunday’s game by delivering an energetic performance of her popular 2009 hit single “She Wolf”. The queen of Latin music made a spectacular entrance filled with dazzling fireworks at the Hard Rock Stadium, leaving the audience in awe. Taking center stage on a round platform that lit up, Shakira showcased her fit and muscular body, donning a stunning red sequined mini dress that perfectly matched her wristbands. Accompanied by a large group of talented background dancers, she mesmerized everyone with her flawless dance moves. After the exhilarating “She Wolf” performance, Shakira showcased her musical prowess by skillfully playing a glittery guitar for her captivating and emotional ballad, “Empire”.

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

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

Showcasing her Chiseled Core: Shakira proudly displays her extraordinarily sculpted abs, leaving no doubt that she possesses one of the most remarkable midsections in Tinseltown.

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

The audience absolutely lost it when the vocalist sang her chart-topping track from 2001, Whenever, Wherever.

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

Shakira displayed impressive flexibility while putting in her utmost effort into the choreography of the show, showcasing her amazing moves.

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

Matching: Shakira’s dancers sported crimson attire that perfectly complemented the dazzling ensemble worn by the singer.

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

Let’s begin: Shakira directed her microphone towards the crowd, inviting them to sing the lyrics independently.

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

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

Shredding: After the iconic song She Wolf, the talented singer showcased her skills with a sparkling guitar as she mesmerized the audience with a live performance of her popular 2014 hit, Empire. Taking the energy up a notch, she flawlessly transitioned from her anthem of 2014 to her smash hit from 2001, Whenever, Wherever.

Gripping the microphone firmly, the birthday girl treated viewers to a visually captivating spectacle, as she effortlessly popped, locked, and moved her distinctive hips in every direction. Her wavy, blonde hair cascaded in every which way, perfectly accentuating her 5-foot-2-inch frame that commanded the immense stage to its fullest.

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

Sparkle: The show unfolded on a grand circular stage illuminated with a dazzling glow.

Whenever, Wherever: Shakira electrified the Miami, Florida crowd as she brought back her iconic belly dancing moves

Big game: It was during the intermission of the San Francisco 49ers vs Kansas City Chiefs game

Get grooving, get moving: The vocalist swung her locks in sync with the rhythm.

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

Embracing it fully: During a segment of the performance, Shakira and her ensemble of female dancers showcased provocative and synchronized choreography. As expected from a Super Bowl spectacle, there were notable musical appearances, and Shakira did not disappoint. She invited Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny and Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin to join her on stage. The two talented artists enveloped Shakira, taking over Cardi B’s part in her rendition of the popular 2018 hit “I Like It,” originally featuring the Latin rappers. This exhilarating moment was exactly what fans had been eagerly anticipating ever since it was announced that the sensational Empire singer would be gracing the stage alongside J Lo.

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

Shakira once soared into the air with a powerful high kick, exhibiting her incredible flexibility.

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

The audience burst into applause as the vocalist gracefully moved onstage in her stunning attire of vibrant ruby red.

Crowd Surf: The singer dove into the roaring crowd

Singer Shakira made a memorable impact on the world stage during her half-time performance, especially with her daring crowd surfing antics. After wowing the audience with her impressive salsa moves, she ended her segment with a fan-favorite, “Hips Don’t Lie.” Not only did Shakira showcase her versatility by playing the drums, but she also showed her trust in her fans by taking a leap of faith and diving off the stage into the roaring crowd. The star took to her Instagram page after the breathtaking show to express her gratitude towards her fans, referring to it as the best birthday gift. It’s worth noting that Shakira wasn’t the only celebrity to take to social media to share their thoughts on the awe-inspiring performance.

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

With an exhilarating aura, the singer’s face lit up with joy, as she radiantly greeted her enthusiastic audience.

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

Showing affection to her beloved fans, she took great delight in engaging with them by reaching out to grasp their hands and ensuring a strong connection.

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

Talents: The vocalist was accompanied by her trusted guitarists during the mesmerizing Intermission Performance.

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

The Queen wore a stunning red top with a flattering criss cross neckline that showed off her impressive décolletage. Kim Kardashian couldn’t contain her excitement and exclaimed on her Twitter page, “OMG @shakira !!!!!! she looks so beautiful.” Kim didn’t stop there and continued to praise Shakira and her partner in crime, J Lo, stating that they “really shut it down!!!!” She also congratulated them on their amazing SuperBowl Halftime Show. Not to be left behind, Khloe Kardashian also joined in the social media love for the performance.

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

Oops: While grooving to the rhythm, the fiery vixen came dangerously close to revealing herself to the spectators as her fringed attire swirled in all directions.

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

Shining lights: The spectators adorned themselves with glittering bracelets that enhanced the ambiance of the event.

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

Fishnet stockings: Enhancing the allure of her outfit, the singer was spotted wearing tiny fishnet stockings.
‘To me, both Shakira and J Lo gave amazing performances,’ she expressed on Twitter. ‘But can we take a moment to appreciate how these women never seem to age!’
‘They’re having a blast!!!! Yessssssss!!! This halftime show was phenomenal! Wow! Wow! Wow! Their enthusiasm fueled me with energy!’
Using Instagram as her platform, Kylie Jenner opted to showcase her reaction by posting several photos of Shakira and J Lo mid-dance.

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

Hands raised: The crowd instinctively stretched their arms towards their beloved celebrity.

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

The artist wore identical red wrist bands that amplified her mesmerizing dance performance.

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

The dancers and Shakira showcased their amazing dance moves during the halftime show. Lady Gaga, a previous performer, shared her thoughts on the performance of her fellow music colleagues at this year’s show.
‘@JLo and @shakira and all the special guests were absolutely amazing!!!! I had so much fun watching and couldn’t stop dancing and smiling the entire time. These women are incredibly powerful and sexy!’
Cardi B, who attended Super Bowl LIV, was in awe of Shakira and J Lo’s skills on stage and couldn’t capture the moment quickly enough.
Numerous other celebrities, along with fans, showered praise on these Latina artists for leaving a memorable mark in Super Bowl history.

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

I’m a Fan: Shakira teamed up with Puerto Rican artist Bad Bunny

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

Transporting her: Devoted fans took extra precautions to ensure the singer’s safe passage

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

Impressive factor: The renowned Colombian artist, known as Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, energetically launched her captivating performance that lasted for a thrilling 12 minutes.

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

Absolutely incredible: The songstress left everyone in awe with her exceptional talent for delivering flawless vocals and captivating theatrics.

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

Background: The Waka Waka singer’s performance was characterized by impeccable synchronization of movements.

Restatement: The coordination displayed in the Waka Waka singer’s performance was truly remarkable, as the choreography flowed seamlessly.

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

Join the queue: As Shakira belted out her tunes, a dancer gyrated behind her. Shakira and the 50-year-old Lopez wowed a crowd filled with celebrities like rapper Jay-Z and his daughter Blue Ivy, Cardi B, and model Emily Ratajkowski. The performance, which lasted 12 minutes, featured special guests like Lopez’s 11-year-old daughter Emme, Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny, and Colombian performer J Balvin. Earlier in the day, 27-year-old Demi Lovato gave a stunning rendition of the national anthem, signaling her strong comeback after a nearly fatal drug overdose. Social media users praised Lovato for her flawless performance. Leading up to the event, Shakira expressed her excitement about the gig, mentioning the months of hard work she put in to prepare for this momentous occasion.

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

Epic: With her mic raised high towards the heavens, Shakira savored the precious 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

Going all out: The Latin songstress showcased her incredible talent by effortlessly dancing, singing, and skillfully playing various instruments during her unforgettable and exclusive live performance.

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

The Hard Rock Stadium played host to a massive crowd of close to 66,000 individuals this past Sunday.

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

Jamming it: Shakira flaunted her boundless array of talents while making her approach towards a drum set.

Represent: She later joined Jennifer Lopez for the grand finale

Portraying: Afterwards, she united with Jennifer Lopez for the spectacular finale of the show.
‘The magnitude of this performance is immense, encompassing not only the immense size of the stage but also the vastness of the audience. I have dedicated months to preparing for this moment. I have trained both physically and vocally with more intensity than ever before. I truly appreciate this opportunity,’ expressed the Grammy winner in a statement to the AP on Sunday. ‘My goal is not only to provide an unforgettable experience for the audience, but also to inspire young Latin girls worldwide. I want them to understand that success like this is not accidental, but can be accomplished by anyone. Jennifer and I have had many discussions about this. Symbolically, this holds tremendous significance for both of us.’
Shortly before their performance, Lopez posted a photo on social media capturing a heartfelt embrace with Shakira during their last-minute rehearsals.
‘Let’s demonstrate to the world what two young Latin girls are capable of,’ she wrote alongside the picture.

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

Saucy: The women playfully delighted the audience by offering a discreet glimpse of their firm buttocks.

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

Sparkling Ladies: Shakira transformed her look into a mesmerizing attire that consisted of a golden cropped jacket and mini shorts adorned with fringes. On the other hand, Lopez opted for a silver version of the same ensemble.

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

Excitement oozed from Lopez as she gazed at the mesmerizing sight before her – a row of powerful women, standing tall on the grandest stage in the world. With her wild mane of hair cascading around her, she couldn’t suppress her joyous smile. This unforgettable night had been a long time coming, and it was nothing short of a dream come true for Lopez.

Months of tireless preparation had led up to this momentous show, and the anticipation had been building within her for an eternity. Just a mere day prior to the spectacular performance, Lopez gushed at a press conference about how she had yearned for this moment for years on end.

She pondered, realizing that everything comes to pass when it is meant to be. The Super Bowl had been a lingering aspiration for her, a goal she relentlessly pursued with unwavering determination. Discussions had taken place, and the possibility had been explored, but the stars hadn’t aligned until now – until this precise moment when the divine powers selected her to grace the stage.

“This is fate,” Lopez proclaimed, a flicker of anticipation dancing in her eyes. “This is our destined time, and we are prepared beyond measure. The wait has been excruciating, and I simply cannot contain my eagerness any longer. I am brimming with anticipation, overwhelmed by the emotions flooding within me. I truly cannot wait for this glorious moment.”

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

In awe, Lopez and Shakira were amazed by the massive crowd that packed the Miami stadium, with almost 66,000 seats filled to the brim.

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

Lopez, aged 50, and Shakira, aged 43, showcased their impressively toned bodies and defied their younger counterparts during the 12-minute Half Time Show. Known for her hit songs like Waiting for Tonight, I’m Real, and Jenny from the Block, the singer expressed her desire for their performance alongside Colombian singer Shakira to inspire and bring people together. Recognizing the massive platform they have been given, Lopez believes that sports and music have the power to unite individuals. She sees this opportunity as a way to unite people in a moment of celebration, joy, love, unity, and happiness. Lopez emphasized the importance of love, unity, and celebrating the capabilities and potential within each individual.

Empowering: There is so much that we can achieve, just me and Shakira being on that stage is something where people go,

Inspiring: The potential for greatness is boundless. When Shakira and I step onto that stage, we ignite the belief within others that they, too, can reach unimaginable heights. It’s a powerful moment that shouts, “Yes! Anything is achievable. We can rise to the top as well!” These were the words spoken by Shakira, filled with empowerment and anticipation, before their joint performance with the remarkable Jenny From The Block artist.

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

It happened: The Latin vocalists shared an intimate hug as they basked in the glory of their extraordinary achievement. Originating from the vibrant borough of the Bronx, Lopez expressed her immense pride in witnessing two prominent Latin musicians taking center stage in a global setting.
As a woman of Latin heritage and an American citizen, Lopez embraces her diverse identity wholeheartedly. She believes that her performance will reflect these aspects of herself, serving as a source of inspiration and empowerment for others. “I hope that it showcases the endless possibilities and reminds people of what we can accomplish. Just the fact that Shakira and I are standing on that stage is a testament that anything is possible. We want people to feel uplifted and motivated,” shared Lopez.
Additionally, Lopez aims to deliver a performance that is both grand in scale and filled with warmth, ensuring an unforgettable experience for the audience.

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

Prior to the performance, J.Lo delighted her fans by sharing a candid photograph on Sunday, mere hours before the show kicked off. In her caption, she expressed her anticipation, stating, “Together, let us unveil the immense power and limitless capabilities of two young Latin ladies.”

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

Grateful: Following her performance, Shakira expressed her gratitude on Instagram, thanking her fans for the incredible birthday gift. She described the Super Bowl as the ultimate achievement in live performances, emphasizing the importance of striking a balance between grand moments and intimate, emotional connections. Shakira admitted that one of the most challenging aspects of the show was choosing which songs to include in the setlist. Co-produced by Jay-Z and Roc Nation, the performance was an enjoyable and energetic one, despite not being able to include all the fan favorites. Shakira believes that her team has put together something remarkable and thrilling.

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