Shakira plays Portugal

Colombian-born singer Shakira is coming to Portugal to perform at Pavilhão Atlântico in Lisbon on November 21. 

Shakira revealed many of her talents in school as a live performer, demonstrating her vocal ability with rock and roll, Latin and Middle Eastern influences with her own original twist on belly dancing. 

After commercial flops with local producers on her first two albums, and little-known outside Colombia, Shakira decided to produce her own brand of music. 

In 1995, she released Pies Descalzos, which brought her great fame in Latin America and Spain, and her 1998 album ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones? was a success. 

Since then she has gained many fans in semi-Hispanophone countries and many non-Spanish-speaking countries, especially the United States. 

In 2001, and aided by heavy rotation of the music video Whenever, Wherever, she broke through into the English-speaking world with the release of Laundry Service, which sold over 13 million copies worldwide.

Four years later, Shakira released two album projects called Fijación Oral Vol. 1 and Oral Fixation Vol. 2. Both reinforced her success, particularly with the most successful song in the 21st century to date, Hips Don’t Lie. In 2009, Shakira released her latest album She Wolf.

Shakira’s latest success story is the superhit Waka Waka (This Time for Africa), the official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The song has received generally positive critical reception, and has become a worldwide hit.

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