Chart Beat

Jennifer Lopez & Shakira's Super Bowl Halftime Show Yields Big Sales Gains

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira
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Jennifer Lopez and Shakira perform during the halftime show of Super Bowl LIV between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on Feb. 2, 2020.

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s team-up for the Super Bowl LIV halftime show on Feb. 2 resulted in immediate sales gains for both superstars.

According to initial sales reports to Nielsen Music, the collected songs performed during the halftime show (which aired live on Fox TV in the U.S.) garnered a 1,013% sales increase in the U.S. on Feb. 2, the day of the big game. In total, the tunes sold 16,000 digital downloads on Sunday, up from a little more than 1,000 sold on Saturday, Feb. 1.

The biggest selling song among those performed was Shakira’s “Whenever, Wherever,” which sold nearly 4,000 on Feb. 2, snaring a 1,194% increase compared to the negligible figure it posted the day before. The second-largest selling halftime tune was another Shakira track, “Hips Don’t Lie,” moving 2,000 downloads (up 1,126% from a negligible sum the day before).

The halftime show was led by a multi-song medley from Shakira, with special guest Bad Bunny, which then transitioned to a medley by Lopez, with an appearance by J Balvin. After Lopez’s set, she was joined by Shakira to close the show with a two-song medley of Lopez’s “Let’s Get Loud” (plus a snippet of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.”) and Shakira’s “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).”

News on streaming gains gleaned from the halftime show are expected to be announced in the coming days.

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