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Shakira Is One Of The Most Iconic Musicians And These 25 Music Videos Prove Why She’ll Never Stop

Shakira is without a doubt one of the most recognizable faces in Latin pop. The Colombian singer and songwriter has been making bodies move since she was still singing in Spanish throughout Latin America and her crossover to English only amplified her strong musical influence. Here are her top 25 music videos of her career ranked.

25. “No”

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Shakira strips it all the way down with this music video. We get up close and personal with the singer as the camera zooms into her face rocking a barely there make up look. Tied with the lyrics of heartbreak, this video will make you feel the emotion like no one else.

24. “Ciega, Sordomuda”

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This is some old-school Shakira sh*t right here. Before she was blonde, Shakira was a grunge, brunette rocking out with fun and crazy video concepts. Seeing her as a wig mannequin is still super trippy.

23. “Dare (La La La)”

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Shakira proves why a multi colored and patterned wall should never be overlooked. It is such a simple yet impactful concept to dance in front of a graphically pleasing wall. It definitely worked out here.

22. “Give It Up To Me”

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This will give you so much nostalgia for early 2000s pop music videos. The graphics are not the best and really don’t make any sense but they will still get you hyped. This was a very specific time in music video aesthetic.

21. “Antologia”

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We all know and love Shakira for her impressive dance moves but that is not all she can do. She is, after all, a true singer. That’s why the music video for “Antologia” is in the top 25. She is so pure and her in this performance that it is so easy to understand why she is the performer she is.

20. “Trap”

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Low key, we still don’t get what is going on in this video. Are they in a sauna or a spa? What is with all of the steam and the milky bath? Also, why is Maluma just hanging out in the steam waiting to approach Shakira? It might be weird and makes people uncomfortable, but that’s why it is still so good.

19. “Gitana”

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This post-apocalyptic goddess form of Shakira is everything. The video literally starts with Shakira walking on air in the sky over all of us mortals and it just makes sense. She is even humble enough to fall in love with a fallen human and that takes courage. Kudos!

18. “Sale El Sol”

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Once again, we are drawn to this singer’s raw and real talent with vocals. There is no fuss and no muss with this simple and beautiful video. All she needs is a black background, a microphone, and it is enough to take us all away.

17. “Las De La Intuición”

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Wigs! Who doesn’t love wigs? Shakira was totally channeling her childhood, or yours, when playing dress up in this video. The emotions don’t match the fun color wig she is rocking but that doesn’t matter because it is still so fun to watch.

Quiz: We’ll Show You Her Hair And You Have To Guess Which Music Video It’s From

16. “Empire”

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Some times a woman is too busy building her empire to settle down and Shakira perfectly captured this sentiment in this video. What is supposed to be a beautiful wedding turns into a wake up call for Shakira who runs for the hills after seeing the husband-to-be at the end of the aisle. Do you, woman!

15. “Objection”

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There is just no way you can ever get tired to Shakira’s dancing. it is so phenomenal that it just keeps on captivating us time after time. Doesn’t matter if she is by herself or surrounded by hundreds of dancers, Shakira always slays.

14. “Addicted To You”

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A little femme fatale with a lot of sexy. Shakira is the woman of your dreams, and nightmares, rolled into one intense lover in this video. Tbh, it is so disturbing that it makes for one hell of a music video.

13. “Rabiosa”

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With the title of “Rabid” you might expect some crazy kind of music video but that’s not quite what we got. Instead, Shakira is an intense partygoer and the whole video is just a series of bizarre and fun looking moments from what looks like an incredible party.

12. “She Wolf”

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You have definitely seen this music video several times. How could you not? The song is already amazing and will get your attention every time. This video shows Shakira in a cage and it is so stunning that the image will stick with you for years.

11. “La Tortura”

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There is a careful balance in this video of fun and sexy. The beginning is her crying and when you start to feel bad for her, you realize that she is just chopping some onions. The longer the video plats the more interesting things become with a mystery lover and the rest is up to you to watch.

10. “Whenever, Wherever”

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This video played nonstop on MTV when it was first released and it was Shakira’s big break into the English-speaking music fanbase. She rolls around in the mud and every Latino parent gasped because we were definitely not allowed to get that dirty no matter what Shakira did.

9. “Try Everything”

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Never underestimate the potential success of a song recorded for a kid’s movie. The kids will fall in love with any singing animal and that translate into parents having to buy, and listen to, these songs over and over. It only make sense that the parents would eventually become fans of these songs as well.

8. “Loca”

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Shakira in gold on the beach is enough of a draw to get anyone to watch, tbh. The fact that the song is called “Loca” is even more exciting because you don’t think of Shakira as crazy. But, you realize quickly that the video is just her doing things that people, like our parents, would consider crazy.

7. “Perro Fiel”

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This video is one of the greatest reason so many people play with painting their bodies. There is something os decadent and interesting about Shakira covered in gold paint that made youthink you could do it too.

6. “Hips Don’t Lie”

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This is another smash hit that we are still referencing all these years later. Anytime anyone brings up anything about hips, this is the first joke out of everyone’s mouth. It is fun until it happens multiple times in one day, then it is just kind of annoying.

5. “Me Enamoré”

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How many times did you and your girlfriends watch this video thinking about your boyfriends? Too many to count, huh? That makes sense since the video is literally just about her being followed by someone so in love with her. Meanwhile, some of us are still waiting for this kind of love.

4. “Can’t Remember To Forget You”

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This video shook so many people to the core when it first come out. Shakira shed that little innocent look and vibe and we right to work with Rihanna to make a super sexualized video that was that talk of the country. These boss women were seriously in full control during this video and it is a masterpiece.

3. “La La La”

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While original songs for the artistic sake is the most powerful stuff Shakira has done, this one is all about the World Cup and it is great. She totally nails the emotions surrounding the biggest day in professional soccer. The dancing is pretty amazing too.

2. “Waka Waka”

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She is so good at these World Cup songs that she has more than one under her belt. Once again, she delivered with the dancing, the emotion, and the musical talent. She truly is a wonder to behold.

1. “Chantaje”

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Shakira + Maluma = Perfection. Seriously. This video will give you everything you never knew you needed from the two of them teaming up.

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12 Latinas Who Absolutely Crushed It In 2020

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12 Latinas Who Absolutely Crushed It In 2020

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2020 has been a helluva year. Not only did the entire globe suffer through the coronavirus pandemic, but Americans had to deal with an endless campaign, a nail-biting election, and its exasperating aftermath.

But throughout this grueling year, women (as usual) stepped up to the plate. In 2020, we were once again reminded how strong and resilient Latinas are. Despite its challenges, 2020 was a year of that Latinas proved they are innovators, activists, and artists.

Because of this, FIERCE by mitú has compiled a list of 12 Latinas who absolutely crushed 2020. Take a look at our picks below!

1. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continued to crush the political game this year. Not only was she reelected to office, but she expertly fundraised for the Democratic party and started much-needed conversations. Ocasio-Cortez may be controversial, but she’s also powerful.

2. Vanessa Bryant

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Vanessa Bryant went through a year that is many people’s worst nightmare. But throughout her personal tragedy, Bryant exhibited an endless amount of strength and grace. She truly is an inspiration to women everywhere.

3. Nanette Cocero

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Nanette Cocero may not be a household name (yet), but she is shaping up to be one of the most powerful Latinas in the world. This Puerto-Rican-born jefa is the Global President of Pfizer Vaccines. That means she’s in charge of the development and delivery of vaccines throughout the world. Cocero had her work cut out for her in 2020, and sis delivered.

4. Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer Lopez is 51-years-old and she continues to turn everything she touches into gold. Not only did she perform at the Super Bowl’s halftime show this year (remember that?), but she also launched a much-anticipated skincare line.

5. Elizabeth Acevedo

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Award-winning Dominicana author Elizabeth Acevedo published her first Young Adult novel, Clap When You Land, that tells the story of two half-sisters who discover they have the same father after he tragically dies in a plane crash. Recently, outlets reported that Clap When You Land will be adapted into a TV series. So it’s safe to say that Acevedo is having a good year.

6. Anya Taylor Joy

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Even in the middle of a pandemic, when most movie stars have had a tough year, Argentinian actress Anya Taylor Joy managed to have a breakthrough year. Not only did she star in the streaming phenomenon of the year, The Queens Gambit, but she headlined a movie adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma in February.

7. Shakira

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2020 was a fantastic year for Shakira. The Colombian singer started off the year by headlining the Super Bowl with JLo and she ended it by being the most-Googled artist of the year. Oh, and she also took the time to slam the Trump Administration for its “unimaginably cruel immigration policies” of separating children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

8. Cardi B

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Love her or hate her, Cardi B undoubtedly had a good year. Not only did the Cardi released the multi-platinum hit single “W.A.P.”, but she used her platform to educate her fans about the 2020 presidential election. She was also voted Billboard’s Woman of the Year.

9. Annie Segarra

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For years accessibility activist Annie Segarra has used her large platform (20,000 YouTube subscribers and 25,000 Twitter followers) to advocate for rights for disabled people, and in 2020 she had her work cut out for her. This year, Segarra tirelessly spoke up on behalf of disabled people who are being disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

10. Victoria Volkova

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Victoria Volkova made headlines this year when she became the first trans model on cover of Playboy Mexico. She is also an outspoken advocate for trans and queer rights. She wrote a lovely tribute on her Instagram page in which she expressed hope that her cover would spark a conversation about the “different ways of being a woman.”

11. Sara Mora

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Back in 2017, Sara Mora publicly shared that she was undocumented, and her life snowballed ever since. This year, the Costa-Rican born immigrants rights activist used her platform and her non-profit, Population Mic, to spotlight civil rights issues like voter suppression and the migrant crisis.

12. Julie Chávez Rodriguez

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You may know Julie Chávez Rodriguez as the granddaughter of César Chávez, but she also has her own claim to fame. The Biden administration just named her director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. We can’t wait to see this powerful Latina in the White House.

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Shakira Is Google’s Most-Searched Artist For 2020

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Shakira Is Google’s Most-Searched Artist For 2020

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Latin music is clearly having a moment and it is a lasting moment. That is just a fact and the numbers how that. One of the most iconic moments of 2020, and one of the few pre-Covid moments, was J.Lo and Shakira’s Super Bowl half time show. This obviously led to a lot of searches on Google for…Shakira.

Shakira is the most searched artist of 2020 on Google.

The Colombian singer had a strong start to 2020 with her Super Bowl performance with J.Lo. The show got a lot of people’s attention as people were stunned to see Latinas owning the stage. The FCC received thousands of calls complaining that the performance was overly sexual.

The kind of attention brought a lot of recognition to Shakira. We were then treated to months of behind the scene moments and learning what the two superstars talked about pre-show.

This isn’t the first time that Shakira has been at the top of Google searches.

Shakira was more Googled this year than August Alsina, Adele, Doja Cat, and Grimes, who made up the rest of the top 5. This year saw some very specific searches because of Covid and it seems likely that Shakira’s popularity is tied to the Super Bowl performance. It was the only big event the U.S. was able to enjoy before the pandemic shut down the nation. With no federal response, the U.S. has been paused since March so that performance is the last moment of entertainment so many of us remember.

Way to go, Shakira.

You have been rocking our ears for years. There hasn’t been a year that we haven’t been dancing to Shakira’s words whether they are in English or Spanish. From “Ciega, Sordomuda” to “Whenever, Wherever” to “La Bicicleta,” we love to enjoy Shakira’s music.

Just for fun, let’s enjoy a moment of Shakira and J.Lo’s Super Bowl show.

There were so many moments during this show that are everything to us. We got to see Puerto Rican pride and intense booty shaking that only Shakira and J.Lo could do. It was a good moment leading into the world we are all living in today.

READ: The FCC Got 1K Complaints About J. Lo and Shakira’s Halftime Show

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