Shakira’s Post-Super Bowl No. 1 Hit – Almost 20 Years After The Song Was Released

by Jeremy Spirogis

Shakira went into Sunday night time’s Super Bowl having had only one No. 1 hit within the United States.

Shakira | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Just 48 hours after her unforgettable Super Bowl halftime present look with Jennifer Lopez, she’s received one other No. 1, with an nearly twenty-year-old music.

Shakira has had just one No. 1 hit within the US

While Shakira could also be a blockbuster pressure in South America and far of the remainder of the world, as beloved as she is within the United States, she has solely had one No. 1 music right here.

She was already a longtime and profitable artist in South America when she launched her first English-language album, Laundry Service in 2001. The album was a profitable crossover for the artist, reaching the No. three spot on Billboard’s charts on the finish of that yr.

Whenever, Wherever, the lead single from that multi-platinum album, reached No. 6 on Billboard in 2001, whereas one other monitor from the album, Hips Don’t Lie, went to No. 1 that yr.

What the Super Bowl did for Shakira

Artists carry out on the Super Bowl for the joys of it, after all.

As Shakira informed Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1 in 2019, “I’ve always wanted to perform at the Super Bowl. It’s like the holy grail of the entertainment industry. It’s a sports event, but it has huge relevance for us artists, and I think it’s going to be fantastic. This is going to be an event to celebrate Latin culture and the importance of women also in the industry.” 

Aside from the showmanship concerned in a Super Bowl efficiency, the artists concerned may rely on reminding viewers of their music catalog, and in certainly many instances, introducing an entire new era of viewers and listeners to their music.

And that’s what occurred in Shakira’s case.

‘Whenever, Wherever’ went to No. 1

Shakira’s Super Bowl look seems prefer it undoubtedly earned her fairly a couple of new followers, or maybe her established followers’ remembered how a lot they liked her music.

Either approach, in some way, Whenever, Wherever from her Laundry Service album shot up the charts, giving the 43-year-old Colombian artist her second No. 1 hit on the iTunes charts.

It was fairly the present for the singer, who celebrated her birthday the identical day because the Super Bowl, as she famous on Twitter.

“The best birthday gift has been the support of all my fans and the most amazing and hardworking team an artist could wish for,” she tweeted after the present. “We Latinos climbed Kilimanjaro and made history tonight and we couldn’t have done it without all of you!”

Shakira thanked her homeland

During the present, the worldwide star sang Whenever, Wherever, plus She Wolf, Empire, Hips Don’t Lie and Cardi B‘s I Like It with Bad Bunny. Towards the top of this system, she sang Let’s Get Loud and Waka Waka with Jennifer Lopez.

On Twitter yesterday, the singer thanked her nation for giving her its wealthy custom in dance that allowed her to shine as she did Sunday night time.

“I want to thank Colombia for giving me the Mapalé, the champeta, the salsa and the Afro-Caribbean rhythms that allowed me to create the Super Bowl Halftime Show that I dreamed of more than a decade ago,” she tweeted.

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