Jennifer Lopez turned up the heat in snowy Minnesota on Feb. 3 at her AT&T Presents DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night concert. The Grammy-nominated songstress delivering a sizzling mix of her biggest dance-driven, pop-Latin hits to the enthusiastic crowd who gathered at The Armory for her pre-Super Bowl LII musical extravaganza. J. Lo warmed up her audience with lots of up-tempo tracks, including a live debut of her newly-released single, the Skrillex and Poo Bear collab “Us.” Per Billboard, her performance was dedicated to her beau of one year, Alex Rodriguez. She also honored late Minnesota music legend Prince with a stunning medley.
The special tributes came near the end of the explosive 90-minute set, which kicked off with Lopez’s 2005 hit “Get Right” and featured a stream of signature tracks like “Jenny From The Block” and the chart-busting single “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” as well as a commanding Aretha Franklin “Respect” cover, and a “Bodak Yellow”/“Havana”-infused dance break. The internationally-renowned actress-producer’s “World of Dance” judging pal Ne-Yo also made a surprise appearance to lend a hand with LL Cool J’s parts on “All I Have” and “Very Special.”
J. Lo started her Prince tribute by delivering the iconic “Dearly beloved” prologue to “Let’s Go Crazy” before launching into an electrifying medley of “Gett Off,” “Darling Nikki,” “When Doves Cry” (with a tiny bit of “Kiss”) and an epic “Let’s Go Crazy” finish. Her dynamic performance of the Latin-infused, Skrillex and Poo Bear co-produced new track “Us,” followed soon after and marked her live performance premiere of the song.
The “On the Floor” singer reportedly introduced “Us” by honoring her one-year anniversary with A-Rod. She said, “We’ve been together for one year today. I don’t want to get all mushy or anything, but baby this song’s for you. I love you.”
Lopez premiered “Us” on Feb. 2 and the trop-pop, beat-driven dance track is notably her first English-language single since her 2016 hit “Ain’t Your Mama.” She released Spanish-language singles “Ni Tu Ni Yo” and “Amor, Amor, Amor” for her upcoming second Spanish-language album Por Primera Vez (which translates to “For the First Time”). In an E! News interview, Lopez teased a few details about the impending new album by saying “It feels happy and fun, and yes, there are three or four ballads on it.”
“Us” is available on iTunes and Apple Music. Watch a clip of Jennifer Lopez’s “Us” AT&T Presents DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night live debut performance in the video above. Stay tuned to AXS for Jennifer Lopez updates.