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  • #61
    Originally posted by Brazilian
    Originally posted by GetBack
    She's collaborating with Pharrell and Britney (rumored!)..
    That would be really amazing ! Britney gets very strong digital downloads and airplay in USA(mainly),while Shakira is dead for them since She Wolf era second single. :-?

    On the other hand,Shakira smashes in Europe,where Britney needs to regain her huge popularity ! That makes sense ,since Shakira is finishing her new album in english.
    I just can't imagine the hotness of the video!! Hope this will be true!

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    • #62




      - Shakira has sold over 60 million albums worldwide, over 9m just in the US.

      - She has sold over 100 million records.

      - Highest selling international artist in Spain, this decade.

      - Her first spanish album, “Pies Descalzos” achieved great success, getting
      sales of over 5 million.

      - Her second spanish album, “Donde Están Los Ladrones?” has sold over 7
      million of copies, over 1 million of copies in the US being a Spanish album.

      - She made a wonderful MTV Unplugged, which sold over 5 million of copies.

      - Her crossover album, Laundry Service, has sold over 13 million of copies worldwide.

      - The song "Whenever Wherever" sold over 8.5 singles worldwide.
      According to mediatraffic, this was the highest selling song in 2002.

      - Her spanish album, Oral Fixation Vol. 1, debuted 4 in Billboard 200, and has
      sold over 4 million copies.

      - Her first single from this CD "La Tortura", with Alejandro Sanz, stayed total
      of 25 weeks #1 in the Hot Latin Tracks on the billboard charts. Which broke records!

      - Her second English album, Oral Fixation 2, was one of the most sold albums in the
      year 2006 in USA.

      - "Hips Don't Lie", her most successful single in the american market, was the
      most downloaded song of 2006, and the most successful song
      worldwide of that year.

      - It reached the number one spot in at least 55 countries, and has sold over
      10 million copies, over 2 in the USA Alone.

      - It became the fastest song to reach a million digital sales, selling them in 9
      weeks in the US.

      - This single, helped Oral Fixation 2 to become certified platinum in the USA,
      selling over 8 million copies world-wide.

      - Although her sixth album, She Wolf, wasn't as successful in the US, it peaked
      at 15 in the Hot 200 reaching moderate success and provided us singles like
      She Wolf (platinum), Did It Again, Gypsy, and Give It Up To Me (gold). It has sold over 2 million copies worldwide.

      - Her 7th album, "Sale el Sol" has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. It debuted
      7th in US billboard charts, being an album mostly in spanish, and reached
      the top spot in the latin albums category.

      - Her first single from this cd, Loca, went to number one in over 33
      countries, and reached number one on Latin Songs, Dance Songs, Latin Pop
      Songs and Tropical songs in the US billboards chart.

      - Her second single, "Sale el Sol" achieved great success in all Latin America.

      - Her third single, “Rabiosa”, collaboration with Pitbull was an international hit, charting really high in many countries, including #1 in
      19 countries and its video reached over 20,000,000 views on youtube in the
      first week of released.

      - Her most recent DVD “Live in Paris” has achieved great success overseas. So far, it has sold a little over 500,000 copies.


      - Her latest single in France, "Je L'aime a Mourir" has achieved massive success in France. It has been the top selling single in France for 7 weeks, and has been on top of the charts in the country for the same amout of time.


      - Winner of at least 274 awards worldwide.

      - Nominated for over 309 awards worldwide.

      - Among the most important awards, we can stress 2 Grammys, 9 Latin
      Grammys, 4 American Music Awards, 6 Billboard Music Awards, 12 Latin
      MTV Awards and 5 MTV Video Music Awards.

      - In 2011, she was awarded with a star in Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame for her
      talent and achievements in the music industry.

      -Also in 2011, she was recognized as Latin Grammy’s Person Of The year, an
      award that has been given only to legends of Hispanic music. Names like Julio
      Iglesias, Gloria Estefan, Juan Gabriel and just a few others have been able to
      achieve this much in the Spanish market.

      - In 2007, she was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Original Song-
      Motion Picture for “Despedida”.

      - According to Forbes, she's one of the singers that earn the most money
      worldwide.

      - In 2008 was the 4th highest earning woman in music.

      - She has also been recognized and awarded for her social labor on top of
      her musical achievements.









      - Shakira is the only Sudamerican artist to reach the number 1
      spot in the US Billboard Hot 100.

      - According to Sony, she’s the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time.

      - She has managed to stay relevant in the international market for around 20
      years.

      -The first Colombian to receive a star in Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame.

      - With “La Tortura”, she became the FIRST LATIN ARTIST to sing a spanish
      song in the MTV Video Music Awards, and being nominated with a Spanish
      song.

      - Her video for Waka Waka is one of the most watched music videos on
      youtube ever, having over 400 millions plays. If we sum the Spanish version
      views, they go up to almost 500 millions. The song achieved massive success
      in Latin America, Spain, France and other parts of Europe.

      - This video, made her become the third person to achieve over 250,000,000
      views on youtube, just after Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber

      - This theme was chosen as the theme song for the 2010 FIFA World and is
      the biggest selling World Cup Song of all times.

      - She’s the 4th most followed person on twitter, and the most followed latin.
      At the moment, she has over 112 million followers.

      -Her channel in youtube is the 8th most viewed in the worldwide music area with
      over 1.3 billions of views.



      - She’s an amazing dancer, and constantly shows it in her videos and
      performances.

      - She speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, Italian, and Arabic.

      - She can play guitar, harmonica, drums, and percussion.

      - She’s an impressive writer, producer, and composer.

      - When she was young she acted in a Colombian mini-series, and has
      appeared in series like the successful Ugly Betty, Wizards of Waverly Place
      and Dora the Explorer. She even recorded a song for the last one.

      - She’s also an incredibly intelligent woman. She studied History Of Western Civilization, at UCLA. Also, has a high IQ!

      - She’s a successful business woman, backed up by the success of her 2
      fragances.

      - She debuted as an editor for her father’s book “Al Viento y Al Azar” in 2011.



      - Since 1995 she has the “Barefoot Foundation”, formed to
      help poor children mainly from Colombia, but also from other third-world
      countries.

      - Her foundation aids the system of her country, Haiti and South Africa
      providing education and meals for over 6,000 children.

      - The money of this foundation comes mainly from contributions by Shakira,
      coming from either her pocket or auctions of her clothes and guitars, and
      donations from other national and international companies that admire her
      labor.

      - She was named by the President of The United States, Barack Obama a member
      of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

      -She’s one of the founders of Latin America In Solidarity Action (ALAS in Spanish),
      A coalition of artists and business leaders seeking to promote integrated early
      Childhood public policies

      - She has participated in important events for donation, including a
      presentation for “ALAS”, in an event that donated over 40 million dollars to
      the people of Peru and Nicaragua.

      - Apart from this she has performed in a huge amount of important benefit
      concerts.

      - In 2003,she became Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF.

      - She was also one of the artists who sang in the Spanish version of the
      event “25 for Haiti”, which collected money to help Haiti after the big
      earthquake they suffered in 2010.

      - Her foundation helped rebuild one of Haiti’s historic public schools after
      the earthquake, donating $800,000 for reconstruction and new suplies

      - She was one of guests to make a song for charity called "Sing" with Anni
      Lennox, in which artists of the caliber of Madonna and Pink also participated.

      - She's also part of FIFA's "1 goal for education" campaign, which has the objective
      of improve education, constructing educational and sports facilities.

      While, she may no longer be able to compete with these young popstars in today's music industry, she's been in the music business for 20 years! She's truly one of a kind and is the most influential Latina in the music business on a global scale.

      Live Fast, Die Young, Bad Girls Do It Well.

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      • #63
        Happy Birthday Shakira!

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        • #64
          VOTE guys! She needs to make the Top 30 (at least).
          http://www.vh1.com/interact/social/100_greatest_women/
          Live Fast, Die Young, Bad Girls Do It Well.

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          • #65
            Shakira Signs To Roc Nation as her Management

            Roc Nation is part of Live Nation for those of you that are still confused. (Similar to her old label Epic Records= Sony Music) In April 2008, Live Nation partnered with Jay-Z to create Roc Nation. Shakira's upcoming English album TBA will be promoted by her new management Roc Nation.



            Shakira, Shakira! She’s throwing up the Roc.
            The superstar Colombian singer has signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation for management, XXLMag.com has learned.
            With worldwide appeal, Shakira has sold more than 60 million albums and won 12 Billboard Latin Music Awards, eight Latin Grammy Awards and two Grammy Awards.
            With the signing to Roc Nation for management, Shakira joins the likes of Rihanna, Wale, Santigold and Melanie Fiona, who are all signed under Roc Nation’s management umbrella. Managed producers under Roc Nation include Jahlil Beats, No I.D. and S1.
            Signed Roc Nation artists of course include the company’s founder, Jay-Z, J. Cole, Jay Electronica, Rita Ora and Willow Smith, the daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith.
            In related news, Shakira recently recounted a frightening ordeal, during a vacation in Cape Town, South Africa, in which she just narrowly avoided a sea lion attack.
            “I thought to myself how cute they were so I decided to get a bit closer than all of the other tourists and went down to a rock trying to pet them, doing a baby talk while taking pictures,” Shakira tweeted after last Sunday’s (Feb. 12) incident. ”Suddenly, one of them jumped out of the water so fast and impetuously that it got about one foot away from me, looked me in the eye, roared in fury and tried to bite me. Everyone there screamed, including me. I was paralyzed by fear and couldn’t move.”
            Fortunately, she escaped that, the story likely to be one she keeps close to her chest for a long time. Shakira released her sixth studio album, She Wolf, in October 2009, having worked with the likes of The Neptunes on the project. —XXL Staff with reporting by Mariel Concepcion'

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            • #66
              Roc Nation?

              What?! Go Shakira...
              I can feel this light that's inside of me, growing fast into a bolt of lightning. I know one spark will shock the world...
              --Katy Perry

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              • #67
                Followers on Twitter

                1. Lady Gaga - 20 million
                2. Justin Bieber - 18 million
                3. Katy Perry - 15,7 million
                4. Shakira - 14,5 million
                5. Rihanna - 14,4 million

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                • #68


                  Shakira + Afrojack in the studio!
                  Big.Big.Booty.

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                  • #69
                    Love this girl. I want another sexy duet with Beyonce!
                    "What goes around comes back around my baby"

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by aaliyahman
                      Love this girl. I want another sexy duet with Beyonce!
                      That would be so hot. I'm sure they could come together with something powerful, with all that delicious booty. But it has to be a collaboration between the two, unlike Beautiful Liar i.e. Shakira adding vocals to B's track.

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by Star
                        Originally posted by aaliyahman
                        Love this girl. I want another sexy duet with Beyonce!
                        That would be so hot. I'm sure they could come together with something powerful, with all that delicious booty. But it has to be a collaboration between the two, unlike Beautiful Liar i.e. Shakira adding vocals to B's track.
                        Yes! Something hot in a desert lol!
                        Something like Did it Again...or Why Wait.
                        "What goes around comes back around my baby"

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                        • #72
                          I really begin to appriciate Shakira more and more, she loves to do different kinds of music and is an amazing live performer from what I coudl see from her DVD!

                          I am ready to see what she and Afrojack cooked up

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                          • #73
                            Shakira Stops Traffic To Dance To Skrillex Song 'Kyoto'

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                            Shakira wants everyone to know that she's "crazy about Skrillex!" In a recent video posted on her Youtube channel and Twitter, the Colombian singer stopped traffic in Barcelona to get out of her car and rage to an epic drop in Skrillex's "Kyoto."

                            Though the video is a mere 15 seconds long, it's worth watching, if only to see Shakira hold up traffic with her awesome dance moves.

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                            PS. Rumours says that Shrillex would be working on Shakira's album to be released.

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                            • #74
                              Love this girl!!!

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by Brazilian
                                Shakira Stops Traffic To Dance To Skrillex Song 'Kyoto'

                                VIDEO

                                Shakira wants everyone to know that she's "crazy about Skrillex!" In a recent video posted on her Youtube channel and Twitter, the Colombian singer stopped traffic in Barcelona to get out of her car and rage to an epic drop in Skrillex's "Kyoto."

                                Though the video is a mere 15 seconds long, it's worth watching, if only to see Shakira hold up traffic with her awesome dance moves.

                                Source

                                PS. Rumours says that Shrillex would be working on Shakira's album to be released.
                                Oh my god, this is so exciting!

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                                • #76
                                  There are rumours on Twitter that Shakira will sing a song in Kurdish. Personally, i have nothing against the idea but if she does it, she won't ever have a concert in Turkey, nor her cds will sell anymore. Still, i won't believe any rumour unless it's confirmed by official sources.
                                  Cha Cha Instructor

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                                  • #77
                                    I really want to hear those Skrillex songs with her!

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                                    • #78
                                      Originally posted by spiritboy
                                      There are rumours on Twitter that Shakira will sing a song in Kurdish. Personally, i have nothing against the idea but if she does it, she won't ever have a concert in Turkey, nor her cds will sell anymore. Still, i won't believe any rumour unless it's confirmed by official sources.
                                      What's wrong with singing in Kurdish?

                                      Originally posted by GetBack
                                      Her new boyfriend is 10 years younger!
                                      That's not bad.
                                      I can feel this light that's inside of me, growing fast into a bolt of lightning. I know one spark will shock the world...
                                      --Katy Perry

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                                      • #79
                                        Originally posted by Titan3510
                                        Originally posted by spiritboy
                                        There are rumours on Twitter that Shakira will sing a song in Kurdish. Personally, i have nothing against the idea but if she does it, she won't ever have a concert in Turkey, nor her cds will sell anymore. Still, i won't believe any rumour unless it's confirmed by official sources.
                                        What's wrong with singing in Kurdish?

                                        Originally posted by GetBack
                                        Her new boyfriend is 10 years younger!
                                        That's not bad.
                                        For me, there's nothing wrong. But there's a huge political conflict here between Turks and Kurds, she won't able to sell even one copy of her cd in the western part of Turkey if she does that. Anyway, it's still a rumour and Turkey isn't an important music market.
                                        Cha Cha Instructor

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                                        • #80
                                          Hmmm...where are you B? Are you still stanning for Shakira? I think you have moved on with Michel Teló.

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                                          • #81
                                            These two look happy together

                                            Shakira & Gerard Piqué on holiday in Amalfi on March 15, 2012


                                            +3 pics

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                                            • #82
                                              That's her young boy toy, right?

                                              I'm a fan, but it makes me sound like a hater, but I really don't think they will last.

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                                              • #83
                                                Originally posted by GetBack
                                                That's her young boy toy, right?

                                                I'm a fan, but it makes me sound like a hater, but I really don't think they will last.
                                                Well, Gerard Pique is a central defender for FC Barcelona. I wouldn't call him a boytoy.

                                                I didn't know he's 10 years younger than Shaki.

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                                                • #84
                                                  Piqué is very hot actually and he's very well endowed judging by the picture in the airport
                                                  Cha Cha Instructor

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                                                  • #85
                                                    Originally posted by JustForMe
                                                    Originally posted by GetBack
                                                    That's her young boy toy, right?

                                                    I'm a fan, but it makes me sound like a hater, but I really don't think they will last.
                                                    Well, Gerard Pique is a central defender for FC Barcelona. I wouldn't call him a boytoy.

                                                    I didn't know he's 10 years younger than Shaki.
                                                    I didn't mean it like he was a kept man or someone who's using her or something. I meant it like her new playmate!

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                                                    • #86
                                                      ^^ I'm getting old

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                                                      • #87
                                                        Shakira has a new Manager name Jay Brown!

                                                        ShakiraMedia is proud to report that the talented president and co-founder of Roc Nation, Jay Brown, is Shakira's new manager. We are extremely excited by this news because we strongly believe that Jay and Shakira will prove a powerful combination that will push each other to greatness. With an impressive track record, we know that Mr. Brown will ensure high quality results in all aspects of Shakira's career this era, from the creation and promotion of the new album to the single performances and world tour. Here's to a memorable new chapter in Shakira history.

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                                                        • #88
                                                          Can't wait for a new album from her!

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                                                          • #89
                                                            Shakira defends the “filantropicapitalismo” to the powerful of America


                                                            Colombian singer Shakira, defender of “filantropicapitalismo” today started the applause of presidents and business owners to ask them to give a “historic step” and invest in early education, and also promise that if they do make money.

                                                            Shakira was one of the speakers at the first Summit of the Americas, which was preceded on the podium by the presidents of Mexico, Felipe Calderon, Chile, Sebastián Piñera, and Guatemala, Otto Perez Molina.

                                                            “Singing and music I like and make me as happy as promoting education,” said the author and performer of “Crazy” and “Waka Waka” among other hits.

                                                            The singer was one of the stars of the opening day of this forum framed in the activities of the Sixth Summit of the Americas, tomorrow and Sunday will gather in Cartagena presidents and prime ministers from 33 countries.

                                                            Shakira made a passionate defense of the need to address early childhood, children up to six years, which is the most important stage of life from the educational point of view and from others, when it is forging the future of the person .

                                                            Latin America does not have enough early learning centers, said the singer, who through her Barefoot Foundation is dedicated to providing education to poor children and collaborates with other entities within the same scope.

                                                            However, employers are not asked to believe but do foundations “social investment” in the field of education.

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                                                            • #90
                                                              Presidents Obama and Santos and Shakira speak at Summit of the Americas

                                                              At the Summit of the Americas in Colombia yesterday, Presidents Obama and Santos and Shakira spoke on early childhood education, Latino education and displaced communities. The leaders highlighted Shakira’s work supporting early childhood education and the futures of the children of the continent.

                                                              President Obama acknowledged Shakira’s work in early childhood education, saying, “When we look out to these children behind us, these beautiful children, they have a brighter future ahead of them. But that future will only be fulfilled if we're making investments in them every single day, as Shakira and the First Lady are working to do, as President Santos and I have to commit ourselves to do, but today is an important first step in creating that brighter future for them.”

                                                              Likewise, President Santos referred to the actions of his government in support of early childhood education, adding, “Today we are also carrying out a symbolic event with a policy that is a priority in my government, in which my wife has taken a special interest, and that is the policy towards early childhood education. I want to thank President Obama for being here for such an important event; and above all give thanks to these children behind me, to Shakira, and to my wife for her interest in these children who are the future of Colombia.”

                                                              In her speech, Shakira also reaffirmed her commitment towards early childhood and said, “I am committed to you in my capacity as member of the Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics in the US,” and added “it’s great news that your administration just committed 133 million more in early childhood development initiatives.”

                                                              About President Santos’s government and its fight for early childhood education, Shakira concluded, “I am delighted to work hand in hand with you on this new alliance for early childhood that we have announced here in Cartagena to build new centers for education together with your administration.”



                                                              Source: Shakiramedia

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