Her hips don’t lie and neither does her resume and now Shakira’s music career is the focus of a first-of-its-kind exhibit featuring items from her personal collection. The iconic singer has earned three Grammy awards and 12 Latin Grammys and has sold more than 85 million records worldwide including her mega hit crossover album Laundry Service (2001) as well Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998) and Pies Descalzos (1995). We’re one month into 2023 but it’s already starting to feel like the year of Shakira following the massive success of “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53”. She recently made Spotify history by breaking the record for the most monthly listeners as a Latin artist, and she’s the first woman to ever do so. Her track “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53,” with Argentine producer Bizarrap broke the record for the most-streamed Latin track in a single day in Spotify history. The song debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 making her the first solo woman to reach the Top 10 on the chart with a song recorded in Spanish.
Now the iconic Colombian singer is getting an exhibit at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. The upcoming “Shakira, Shakira: The GRAMMY Museum Experience” opening on Sat., March 4 is set to commemorate her award-winning and record-breaking career that has spanned three decades.
“It’s an honor to have the journey of my career displayed at the GRAMMY Museum,” Shakira said in a statement. “These pieces are a testament to so many indelible moments that I cherish, and I’m so happy to be able to relive these memories with those who have and continue to support me as an artist.”
Shakira, 46, performed the halftime show for the 2020 Super Bowl LIV alongside Jennifer Lopez which reached 103 million total viewers on Fox. But that’s not all, the Latina powerhouses have the most viewed Super Bowl halftime video on the NFL Youtube page with over 263 million views to date. Now fans can see two of her outfits from the show (one red, one gold) in person. Additionally, the exhibit features interactive elements on various moments in her career as well as more than 40 artifacts from her personal archive, three original films, and an immersive space inspired by her El Dorado tour. Plus her songwriting notebook with handwritten lyrics and the Taylor acoustic guitar she uses for songwriting. Some of her most iconic songs include “Whenever, Wherever”, “Underneath Your Clothes”, “Ojos Asi”, and “Estoy Aqui” though no word on which handwritten lyrics will be part of the exhibit.
The exhibit, which is the first of its kind for Shakira according to the Grammy Museum, is not only a deep dive into her career, it’ll also explore her start in Barranquilla, Colombia and how she’s fused her Lebanese roots into her music. We’re so excited to see this global superstar and one of the most successful Latin crossover artists of all time get an exhibit dedicated to telling her incredible and inspiring story.
“Shakira, Shakira: The GRAMMY Museum Experience” opens Sat., March 4. The exhibit is on display in the Museum’s permanent Latin Music Gallery. Tickets are available to purchase online.