Shakira deserves her own day. From eccentric dance moves to booming voice, Shakira redefined what it is to be a pop star. Her sizzling performances on the stage have always been irresistible to dance to. A thriving career and decades of passionate work are what earned the Latin singer this honor.
With 2001 ‘Laundry Service’, Shakira captured the hearts of millions of English-speaking music lovers. The hits ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ and ‘Waka Waka’ helped the singer rise to global fame. It was a campaign started by her Columbian fanbase that went viral on social media that made this happen.
Shakira Deserves Her Own Day
The Columbian fans of Shakira started a campaign #ShakiraDeservesADay which went viral on social media. This is what led to the creation of Shakira Day on September 29. The day also marks the 25th anniversary of her album ‘Dónde Están Los Ladrones’. The ‘Whenever, Wherever’ singer is the No. 1 most streamed female Latin artist in Spotify’s history.
“The role that my fans have played in my career is impossible to quantify. They’ve known how to understand me better than anybody, and they’ve carried me to where I am today with their unwavering support,” the superstar thanked her fans for their love and support. The 46-year-old also expressed her gratitude to Columbia for inspiring her through its culture, food, sounds, and stories. She also urged more women to join the industry side as producers and engineers than just the artist’s side
MTV VMA Video Vanguard Award Goes To Shakira
With cheers from an esteemed crowd, Shakira received the MTV VMA Video Vanguard Award. The ‘She Wolf‘ singer thanked MTV and also everyone who had helped her reach these heights in her music career. In addition, she was also announced as the EQUAL Global Ambassador for the month of September.
The star had crowd-surfed her way to get her hands on the award. Her ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ collaborator called the mom of two, as a ‘musical genius’. Shakira had also thanked her children Milan and Sasha for the honor.