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Some Reasons Why Shakira Is a True Icon




For over three decades, the Colombian singer has been at the forefront of Latin music. Now, she’s taking the Super Bowl halftime show by storm. Shak and Jennifer Lopez are set to perform some of their greatest hits and deliver a sensational show at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, on Sunday.

Fans have already seen Shakira rock some of the biggest stages around the world, including multiple FIFA World Cups. This year, however, the Super Bowl is making History with two of Latin and pop music’s biggest Latinas coming together. As we countdown to kickoff, which will also include Demi Lovato singing the national anthem, ET is rounding up all the reasons why Shakira is a true icon.

She Has Songs That Cut Deep
Back when she was rocking black hair, guitar in hand and delivering deep, pᴀssionate and angsty lyrics, Shakira touched people’s hearts with her early ’90s songs like “¿Dónde Estás Corazón?” and “Estoy Aquí,” and “Antologia.”

She’s a Crossover Sensation
The Barranquilla-born songstress already had a huge following by the time she made her U.S. crossover in the early 2000s. Her English-language album, Laundry Service, gave fans the international No. 1 singles “Whenever, Wherever” and “Underneath Your Clothes.”

She’s Making History and Winning Awards
Shakira has a long list of accolades, but among her most rewarding is being a three-time GRAMMY Award winner and 12-time Latin GRAMMY winner. The “She Wolf” singer holds the тιтle for most Latin GRAMMY wins by a female artist.

In 2015, Shak became the first person in the world to reach 100 million likes on Facebook, becoming the most-liked female and musician on the social media platform. In 2018, she was the most-streamed female artist on Spotify.

She’s a Streaming Star
Shakira’s streaming stats are definitely impressive. As of 2020, globally she ranks as the 66th most-listened-to artist, with 26,866,968 monthly listeners and 18,043,395 followers.

She’s a World Cup Queen
Shakira has become synonymous with the FIFA World Cup, holding the тιтle as the first musical act to perform three times during the soccer celebrations. Her first sH๏τ at World Cup glory was at the 2006 World Cup in Berlin, Germany, with the festive “Hips Don’t Lie (Bamboo mix).” The original song was released earlier that year, in February, but it was chosen for the tournament’s closing ceremony on July 9.