Known throughout the world for her catchy songs and energetic dancing, Shakira is the most successful musical act to emerge from the nation of Colombia. Her albums have collectively sold more than 75 million copies. Though her music is often characterized as Latin pop, Shakira transcends genres and classifications. Throughout her prodigious career, she has collaborated with Beyonce, Carlos Santana, Lil Wayne and Rihanna. When she is not recording songs or performing, Shakira has built a successful career as a business person, a philanthropist and an ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund, or UNICEF.
Grateful for Her Roots
Shakira got her start in the music industry at the age of 13 when she recorded her first studio album, Magia, with Sony Colombia. She earned worldwide acclaim with the international release of Pies Descalzos in 1995 and Dónde Están los Ladrones? in 1998, both of which rose up the US Latin chart and sold more than 5 million copies each. Her fourth album, Laundry Service, which came out on Nov. 13, 2001, was the first to be recorded primarily in English. It became her greatest hit, reaching No. 3 on the US chart and selling more than 13 million copies worldwide. The single "Whenever, Wherever" reached No. 1 in several markets. After such enormous success, she returned to her Spanish language roots with Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 in 2005. That same year, she released a follow-up album in English, Oral Fixation, Vol. 2, which featured her biggest hit single, "Hips Don't Lie," with Wyclef Jean. The song reached No. 1 in almost every major market, including the United States. She followed it up with She Wolf in 2009, Sale el Sol in 2010, Shakira in 2014 and El Dorado in 2017. She was also featured on the official 2010 FIFA World Cup album with the hit song "Wake Wake (This Time for Africa)." On the awards circuit, Shakira has won three Grammy Awards out of six total nominations. Both her 2000 live album MTV Unplugged and the studio album El Dorado won Best Latin Pop Album. She has also received nominations and wins from the Golden Globe Awards, the Brit Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, the Latin Grammy Awards, the NAACP Image Awards, the BET Awards and many more. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Where can I buy Shakira tickets?
You can purchase tickets at StubHub whenever Shakira appears at concerts and events.
Is Shakira touring in 2020?
Shakira does not have any plans to tour in 2020. However, she goes on tour frequently after the release of a new album. She last went on tour in 2018 following the release of El Dorado.
Will Shakira come to a city near me?
Shakira performed alongisde Jennifer Lopez at the Super Bowl in 2020. Shakira makes frequent appearances in Europe, Canada, the United States and Latin America. During the El Dorado World Tour, she visited Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia and the Dominican Republic. She also makes occasional stops in Asia.
What is Shakira's setlist like?
Her El Dorado World Tour featured a combination of Spanish and English language songs. The setlist included "Estoy Aquí," "Dónde Estas Corazon?," "She Wolf," "Si Te Vas," "Nada," "Perro Fiel," "Underneath Your Clothes," "Me Enamore," "Inevitable," "Chantaje," "Whenever, Wherever," "Tu," "Amarillo," "La Tortura," "Antologia," "Can't Remember to Forget You," "Loca," "Dare (La La La)," "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)," "Toneladas," "Hips Don't Lie" and "La Bicicleta." The precise setlist may change in between performances.
Who are the members of Shakira's band?
For the El Dorado World Tour, Shakira appeared with guitarist Tim Mitchell, keyboardist Albert Menendez, drummer Brendan Buckley, bass guitarist Joe Ayoub and violinist Caitlin Evanson.
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