Shakira

Shakira

Colombian singer (born 1977)
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  • On March 22nd 2024, Shakira released her twelfth studio album, "Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran".
  • On May 6th 2023, Shakira was honored as Billboard’s First-Ever ‘Latin Woman of the Year’.
  • In January 2023, it was revealed that Shakira had decided to construct a wall between her and ex-boyfriend Gerard Pique’s parents’ house in order to separate the two properties due to the several conflicts between her and Gerard’s parents.
  • In December 2018, Shakira was charged with tax evasion and it was reported that she had failed to pay $16.3 million between the years 2012 and 2014. However, she denied the accusations in June 2019. In July 2022, it was revealed that the Spanish prosecutor was seeking a prison term of 8 years and a fine of more than 23 million euros for Shakira in the tax fraud case.
  • In January 2021, Shakira sold her music catalog which contained 145 songs to Hipgnosis Songs Fund for an undisclosed amount.
  • In 2006, a 16-feet tall statue was erected in a park in her hometown Barranquilla near Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez (football stadium).
  • In 2014, Shakira became the first musical act to perform 3 times at FIFA World Cup.
  • Shakira has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6270 Hollywood Blvd which she received in 2011. She was first approached for the star in 2004, but she turned down the offer.
  • Shakira was honored by the Harvard Foundation as the Cultural Rhythms Artist of the Year in 2011.
  • She was at #5 in the list of Online Video’s Most Viral Artists of 2010 with 404,118,932 views.
  • In 2020, Shakira made a new record of 37 at the Vevo Certified Awards with the most videos with over 100 million streams ever.
  • In 2020, after having 4 songs from different decades to have over 100 million streams on Spotify, Shakira became the first female artist (and third overall after Michael Jackson and Eminem) in history to achieve this feat.
  • Released in 2016, she gave her voice to a character named Gazelle, who is the biggest pop star in Disney’s Zootopia. Worldwide, the movie earned over $1 billion. Shakira also sang an original song for the film “Try Everything”.
  • In November 2017, Shakira’s name came in Paradise Papers which is a collection of confidential electronic documents containing offshore investments.
  • In 2022, Shakira appeared in Netflix’s original documentary film Jennifer Lopez: Halftime as herself.
  • Shakira has served as the executive producer of the NBC dance competition show Dancing with Myself that first premiered on May 31, 2022.
  • Shakira is considered the “Queen of Latin Music”.
  • Shakira is a contralto.
  • In May 2022, Shakira’s father was hospitalized after he suffered a bad fall.
  • In April 2022, Shakira teamed up with Rauw Alejandro for a Spanish-language song titled Te Felicito.
  • In December 2021, Shakira teamed up with NBC for the launch of a dance challenge series titled Dancing with Myself.
  • In 2021, Shakira was ranked #17 in the list of “50 Most Influential People on Twitter” as per Brandwatch Consumer Research. Taylor Swift was ranked #1.
  • In 2020, Shakira was the 7th most-searched person in the United States on Google. However, she was the most Googled musician of the year 2020.
  • On December 4, 2020, she collaborated with Black Eyed Peas to release the music video for the song Girl Like Me.
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