Shakira’s Incredible Voyage: From Chart-Topping Hits to Glitzy Award Ceremonies

Shakira, a renowned singer and songwriter, has made a name for herself through her chart-topping hits like “Hips Don’t Lie,” “Whenever, Wherever,” “Cant Remember to Forget You,” and “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).” Recently, in February, she collaborated with another famous Columbian artist, Karol G, on a fresh track called “TQG.” Let’s take a stroll down memory lane to explore Shakira’s musical journey over the years.

In September 2001, Shakira was spotted at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City where she posed for the media. During that year, her debut English-language album “Laundry Service” became a massive hit and sold around 13 million copies worldwide. The album catapulted her into global stardom and cemented her position as one of the most successful Latin artists of our time. The photo of her at the awards show was captured by Ezio Petersen/UPI.

On January 25, 2003, Shakira took the stage in Las Vegas for a lively performance. Captured in a photo by Roger Williams, the singer brought her unique style and energy to the show.

In Miami on August 28, 2005, Shakira was spotted backstage at the MTV Video Music Awards. Michael Bush/UPI captured the moment in a photo.

In September 2005, Shakira made an appearance at the Premios Juventud Award show in Coral Gables, Florida. This event was definitely a highlight for her and her fans. The photo taken by Martin Fried/UPI captures the moment perfectly.

In this snapshot, we can see Shakira proudly holding her trophy for being voted as the Favorite Latin Music Artist at the American Music Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on November 22, 2005. The photo was captured by Jim Ruymen/UPI.

On December 17, 2005, Shakira put on a show-stopping performance at the Y-100 Jingle Ball concert in Sunrise, Florida. The crowd was thrilled by her talent and energy on stage, making it a memorable night for all who attended. Michael Bush captured the moment with a photo that immortalizes the magic of the event.

In April 2006, Shakira held a press conference in New York to reveal her plans for the upcoming “Oral Fixation” North American concert tour. The tour was scheduled to kick off in August of that same year. A picture captured during the event showed Shakira looking confident and poised.

On August 15, 2006, Shakira graced the stage for a concert in Los Angeles. The crowd was surely thrilled to witness her performance. David Silpa captured the moment through his lens and now it serves as a nostalgic reminder of that memorable event.

On September 15, 2006, the talented Shakira graced the stage at the American Airlines Arena in Miami for a concert performance. The event was captured in a photo by Michael Bush/UPI.

Back in November 2, 2006, Shakira was spotted backstage during the Latin Grammy Awards held in New York City. This sighting was captured by photographer John Angelillo/UPI.

On March 23, 2007, Shakira took to the stage in Dubai for her much-awaited “Oral Fixation” tour. The Gulf emirate was in for a treat as they witnessed the international pop sensation showcase her talent and energy through her electrifying performance. Captured in a photo by Kamal Moghrabi, this moment was surely one for the books.

In December 2010, Shakira rocked the stage in Paris during one of her concerts. It was a big year for the popular artist as she also released “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The song quickly became a fan favorite and showcased Shakira’s undeniable talent. A photo captured by David Silpa/UPI shows her in action during this exciting time in her career.

In June 2011, Shakira appeared alongside Israeli President Shimon Peres for a press conference during the Presidential Conference held in Jerusalem. A snapshot from the event shows the two figures side by side.

In October 2011, Shakira participated in a meeting with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. The purpose of the gathering was to discuss ways to enhance academic excellence and broaden educational avenues in Washington. A photo taken by Olivier Douliery/Pool captures the moment.

On November 8, 2011, Shakira was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. During the unveiling ceremony, she was seen lying across her star in a relaxed manner. The photo captured this memorable moment for fans to admire.

In April 2014, Shakira graced the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas with her presence. The following year, she welcomed her second child into the world. Shakira is a proud mother to two boys, Milan and Sasha, whom she shares with her ex-boyfriend, soccer player Gerard Pique. This happy moment was captured in a snapshot by Jim Ruymen/UPI.

On February 17, 2016, Shakira graced the premiere of Disney’s “Zootopia” in Los Angeles. The singer not only lent her voice to the character Gazelle but also recorded the film’s soundtrack titled “Try Everything.” Jim Ruymen/UPI captured the moment beautifully.

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