Favorite crossover Latin pop icon: Jennifer Lopez or Shakira? | The Tylt
Favorite crossover Latin pop icon: Jennifer Lopez or Shakira?
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira recently pulled out all the stops at their 2020 Super Bowl Halftime performance, proving that when two superstars combine their powers it creates a super spectacle.
Sports Editor Dan Tran and Senior Fandom Editor Deron Dalton broke down some of the show's biggest hits and misses preceding the 2020 halftime show, and who you thought made the most memorable impact. Check it out below!
J. Lo has been doing her thing since she was a Fly Girl dancer on "In Living Color" in the early '90s. She left the show to pursue an acting career—starring on the short-lived shows "Second Chances," "South Central" and "Hotel Malibu" before getting her big break as the iconic Selena Quintanilla-Pérez in "Selena" in 1997. Big roles in "Anaconda" and "Out of Sight" followed before she launched her music career in 1999.
J. Lo released her debut "On the 6" in 1999, contributing heavily to the success of the Latin pop movement of the late '90s. Her first single "If You Had My Love" topped the Billboard Hot 100. "I'm Real," "Ain't It Funny (Murder Remix)," and "All I Have" all topped the pop chart in the aughts—cementing J. Lo as an icon.
Watch the music video to "If You Had My Love" below.
Shakira released her first Spanish-language album "Magia" in 1991. She released three more Spanish-language LPs throughout the '90s before releasing her fifth studio album "Laundry Service" in 2001.
"Laundry Service" is her first English-language album, breaking her into the U.S. pop market. "Whenever, Wherever" peaked within the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Hot Latin Songs. Shakira continued to successfully belly dance her way throughout the aughts with top 10 hits like "Underneath Your Clothes," "Hips Don't Lie," and "Beautiful Liar" with Beyoncé.
Watch the music video for "Whenever, Wherever" below.