Shakira is a Colombian singer, dancer, songwriter, choreographer, record producer and model who was born on February 2, 1977. She was recently seen reflecting back to the time when her immensely popular song ‘Whenever Wherever’ was released.
She recently stated that the song was pretty unconventional. She also added that the song was almost on the verge of not being released altogether. The song was released back in 2006 and it was reported that the song sold over 1.4 million downloads in that very year.
It was also nominated for the Grammy Award. Shakira revealed that the song embraced her roots. The various sounds that were used in the song had deep connection to the place she was from. They were also quite new to the scene of pop music.
Colombian instrumentation and folkloric percussion was used in the song and thus it had a sort of personal connection to Shakira who is from Colombia.
She stated that the success of the song was a “validation that I didn’t have to sacrifice any part of what makes me different to connect with a global audience.”
In other news, Shakira was recently spotted in an athletic center in Barcelona. She hopped out of her car and sprinted into the fitness center. She was seen wearing a Nike periwinkle mesh T-shirt. She dawned a pair of micro running shorts for the lower part of her body.
She completed her look with a black visor and a pair of light blue sneakers. Initially she wore her golden hair in a top knot. However, she was later seen with a different hair-do. She changed the top-knot to a high ponytail.
A hint of lip gloss glimmered on her lips. That apart, she seemed to be completely free of any kind of make-up.
She was carrying a black leather duffel bag over her shoulders in which she kept all her necessary belongings. She looked quite stunning in the simple attire. It has to be said that she looked like she was at the peak of her fitness level.
Certain rumors are doing rounds that state that Shakira could be see joining the cast of Dancing With The Stars. Mark Ballas, who has been a part of the show for 18 consecutive seasons could be seen leaving it in the near future.
Ballas was reportedly injured during the second week’s rehearsals of Dancing With The Stars season 22. Paige VanZant who was his partner in the 22nd season was forced to perform with another partner as Ballas was injured.
Ballas was recently enquired about whether he would be a part of the upcoming season of the show. He stated that he was not sure at the moment whether or not he would continue with the show.
He also added that he would love to see Shakira in the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars. He revealed that he was a huge fan of Shakira. He stated- “If I could have anyone it would be Shakira. She’s, like, my No. 1 choice. I think she would be amazing.”
This has sparked speculations that if indeed Mark Ballas decides to leave the show, Shakira could be roped in by the showrunners as his replacement.
Shakira recently shared a picture of her younger son on her Instagram account. He was seen cheering for his father Gerard Piqué who scored the winning goal against Czech Republic. The image was captioned with the words- Celebrando el gol de papa con La Roja!! Which means “Celebrating papa’s goal with the red!”
She also shared an image of her beau Gerard Piqué who was seen blowing a kiss to the public after scoring the goal. It was quite clear that Shakira was extremely proud of her lover who ensured Spain’s victory against Czech Republic in Euro 2016.