Shakira and the art of transforming her disappointments into true successes: what are her best-selling albums and concerts

With three World Cups, a Super Bowl, and more than 13 million copies sold in a single album, some of the best-selling Latin female artist’s hits during all this time are: . Well, her career began when she was 13 years old, since she signed her first record contract with the Sony Music company. .

For this record company she was able to record her first album, ‘Magia’ (1991), with songs composed by herself, and two years later she presented her second album, ‘Peligro’ (1993) and later with Pies Descalzos (1995), which would begin to gain international popularity.


Thanks to his discipline, talent and exotic voice; Shakira has managed to position her songs in different musical genres. And it is that one of the great inspirations of the Colombian, who is currently 45 years old, has been her love, hence songs like ‘If you go’ be one of the most successful of the album ‘Where are the thieves?’with which he managed to achieve fame.

The album managed to have more than seven million copies sold, and is on the list of the 500 best Rolling Stone albums in history. The album was published on September 29, 1998 and there are songs like ‘Blind, deaf-speechless’ and ‘Inevitable’. However, disappointment in love is also in the life of the singer, a pain that she seems to impregnate in the lyrics that she composes.

Another album that was the best seller has been ‘Laundry Service’ (2001), the fifth of his career, with more than four million copies, only in the US and more than 13 million sales internationally. With this album she achieved the top positions on the Billboard Hot 100 charts worldwide.

Likewise, Oral Fixation’ Vol. 1 Y Vol 2. they were her sixth and seventh studio albums. The former won an Anglo Grammy in the category of Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album and four Latin Grammys. At the same time, Oral Fixation vol. two it became the first made in English and has sold over eight million copies worldwide.

It is important to remember that she has been the only Latina to perform at three soccer World Cups: Germany 2006, South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014. Other hits by the artist have been ‘Antología’ (Barefoot Feet), which she composed for her first boyfriend, when I was at school. This is perhaps one of the most remembered Latin American ballads of the 90s.

Finally, Shakira is about to launch, together with Ozuna, on October 19 their new single called ‘Monotony’, so it promises to be a new success.


Shakira’s presentations have been a worldwide success since in 2007 she broke the audience record in Mexico, where she managed to gather 210,000 people in the Zócalo, the largest square in Latin America.

It also had another record for the largest attendance in the history of Egyptian concerts at that time, since the Barranquilla was able to attract 100,000 attendees to the plateau of the Egyptian Pyramids in one night.

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Shakira and the art of transforming her disappointments into true successes: what are her best-selling albums and concerts