Two of music’s biggest stars are taking the stage at Super Bowl 2020 on Sunday, February 2 when Jennifer Lopez and Shakira unite to perform what is sure to be a spectacular halftime show. The two women combined have sold over 150 million records worldwide, but have they also taken home the hardware for their music?
Read on to find out how many Grammys and other awards each superstar has won.
JLo Has Never Won a Grammy
Despite having nine hits that charted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including four No. 1 hits, Jennifer Lopez has not won a Grammy, and she has only been nominated for one twice — in 2000 for “Waiting for Tonight” and in 2001 for “Let’s Get Loud.” JLo has also been nominated twice for a Latin Grammy and has not won either time.
She has, however, taken home a number of other honors, so her award display case is far from empty. JLo has earned three American Music Music Awards, three ALMA Awards for music, three Billboard Music Video Awards, one Billboard Music Award, eight Billboard Latin Music Awards, three MTV Europe Music Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, six Teen Choice Awards for music, two World Music Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
And that’s just for music. Lopez has been acting for nearly 30 years, most notably making a mark playing slain singer Selena Quintanilla in the biopic Selena. Her acting has earned her two ALMA awards for acting, three People’s Choice Awards, three Teen Choice Awards for acting, a GLAAD Media Award, a Hollywood Critics Association Award, two MTV Movie Awards, and two Golden Globe nominations.
There was some outcry that JLo wasn’t nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her work in Hustlers this past year because that role earned her 48 nominations and 13 wins from various film and critics organizations.
This Colombian singer has fared a bit better with the Grammy Awards than JLo. Shakira has won three Grammy Awards (out of six nominations) — she won Best Latin Pop Album in 2001, Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album in 2006, and Best Latin Pop Album in 2018. Shakira has also won 11 Latin Grammys out of a whopping 25 nominations, plus the Latin Grammys Person of the Year in 2011.
Her other music awards include five ALMA Awards, five American Music Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, 39 Billboard Latin Music Awards, two MTV Europe Music Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, one People’s Choice Award, two Teen Choice Awards, seven World Music Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Two Singers Hope to Bring Culture and Diversity to their Super Bowl Halftime Show
“Two Latinas, doing this in this country at this time, it’s just very empowering for us,” said Lopez at the pre-game press conference held Thursday, January 30 in Miami. “And for me, I’m very proud to be able to help and put forth that message.”
She added, “It’s a lot of energy. It’s very entertaining. There’s heartfelt moments. I think we run the gamut. It’s packed with a lot of awesome moments.”
In an interview Friday, January 31, on Good Morning America, Shakira said they hope to showcase the journey they have each taken over their respective careers.
“We might be able to take people on a journey that shows who we are, artistically, and where we’ve been all these years with our careers,” said Shakira, adding that they want to viewers to feel like “they just went to a great party, an all-inclusive party, a party that integrates cultures and diversity.”
Coverage of Super Bowl LIV starts at 1 p.m. ET on FOX, with the actual game beginning at 6:30 p.m. Demi Lovato will sing the National Anthem, Yolanda Adams will sing “America the Beautiful,” and JLo and Shakira will rock out for the halftime show.