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You Were Busy Having Too Much Fun To Realize Shakira’s Videos Are Super Weird

Shakira has been capturing our hearts and hips for years. The Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer and record producer is obviously a multi-faceted, talented queen. But there’s one thing we love most about Shakira, Shakira (sing it in Wyclef Jean’s voice) is her music videos. Thus, we give you the Definitive Ranking of Shakira Music Videos. You’re welcome.

1. “Hips Don’t Lie”


When this collab with Wyclef Jean came out in 2005, all of us mere mortals rejoiced! It immediately became an obsessive, on-repeat song, and we all quoted it until… well, nope, we’re all still quoting it.

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But can we talk about the whole Wyclef Jean chasing Shakira through pink, sheer curtains? What the…

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Honestly, I’m digging Wyclef’s airplane dance in that tank top, but this looks like a blooper from a “Twin Peaks” dream sequence.

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2. “No”


Another gem from 2005. You know this song was serious and heart-wrenching because there is a complete lack of color.

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THEN SHAKIRA WENT AND TURNED INTO A BUTTERFLY!

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Nothing says #serious #art like morphing into a butterfly. Shakira, girl, you do you.

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3. “She Wolf”


It’s shocking the internet didn’t implode after this music video was released from the sheer of amount of hotness in it. Seriously.

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But this music video is really about the ending, when Shakira has a moment with the moon.

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Get it? Because the whole “wolf” theme? Love it. Actually, I’d like to see a spin off of just Shakira and the moon and their torrid love affair.

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4. “Las de la Intuición”


This 2005 synth-y techno-y hit from Shakira is an oldie but a goodie. And any chance to see Shakira rock a purple wig. But the best part of the music video?

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Shakira in saran wrap.

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Honestly, the cheapest set decoration ever. It’s genius.

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5. “Whenever, Wherever”


When this song hit us in 2001, we all collectively fell in love. This is one of those songs that when it comes on the radio, you can’t help but jam out as loud as you can. But the real beauty is the music video. I remember watching this in middle school and thinking, “Oh. Right. Shakira is the most beautiful woman in the world.”

There are so many amazing moments in this music video that are a product of the wonder that is the early 2000s. The best part?

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Shakira free-falling off a mountain into the ocean.

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If you were to tell me this was a scene from “Game of Thrones,” I would absolutely believe you.

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6. “Un Poco de Amor”


Vintage Shakira from 1995! Look at that brown hair! Truly so obsessed with this song.

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What I really love about this video, is the following moment:

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It looks like Shakira in a fish tank… and then that dreadlocked dude does an epic hair flip.

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7. “Que Me Quedes Tu”


When you have a song that is this freaking cool, you need an equally awesome music video to go along with it. Also, can we all agree Shakira’s hair is the absolute best? THOSE BLEACH BLONDE CURLS — I DIE. Shakira playing drums is the most badass thing I’ve ever seen. The whole music video is a lot of Shakira just being awesome, but it really ends with the greatest moment.

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Shakira hugging a dude in a gold emblazoned heart while the words, “The End” appear.

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Nothing will ever exist for me again after this moment.

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8. “Te Aviso, Te Anuncio”


We’ve all watched this video a million times, I’m assuming. Angry Shakira is the best Shakira. ALSO THE ANIMATION. CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE ANIMATION?

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Shakira pokes a woman’s breasts and they deflate. And it’s all cartoons. Oh. My. God.

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There was me before seeing this, and me after seeing this. We are all better for it.

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9. “Gitana”


Any music video that starts with Shakira playing the harmonica is a win. Immediate. Win.

But the best part?

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It all takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, apparently. Only Shakira and tennis star Rafael Nadal have survived.

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Try to peel your eyes away from their golden, glistening bodies and look at the scenery. Where the F are they?! I’m scared and waiting for Katniss to show up.

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10. “Underneath Your Clothes”


WELP, TRY NOT TO WEEP AS YOU WATCH AND REMEMBER THIS MUSIC VIDEO. Seriously. I’m dying. So romantic, so emotional. But the best part of the video that has nothing to do with the actual song?

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When the white reporter asks Shakira what it’s like crossing over and singing in English, and she responds in Spanish.

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ZAMMMNN, ZADDY. Shakira done burned you.

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What is your favorite moment in a Shakira music video? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kali Uchis’ “Telepatía” is Becoming a Global Hit Thanks to TikTok

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Kali Uchis’ “Telepatía” is Becoming a Global Hit Thanks to TikTok

Through the power of TikTok, Kali Uchis is taking her song “Telepatía” to the top. The Colombian-American singer is sitting comfortably in the top 10 of Spotify’s Top 200 chart in the U.S. thanks to a TikTok trend.

This isn’t the first time that TikTok brought new fame to songs.

TikTok has proven to be quite the catalyst for today’s top hits. The app assisted in getting Olivia Rodrigo’s “drivers license” to the top of Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it remains. TikTok also reinvigorated interest in Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” last year thanks to Doggface’s viral video. Now Uchis is getting her long overdue shine with “Telepatía.”

“Telepatía” is becoming a global hit thanks to the same phenomenon.

At No. 7 on the Spotify U.S. chart, “Telepatía” is the highest-charting Latin song in the country. Bad Bunny’s “Dákiti” with Jhay Cortez is the next closest Latin song at No. 14. “Telepatía” is also making waves across the globe where the song is charting on Spotify’s Viral Charts in 66 countries and in the Top Songs Charts of 32 countries.

There’s also plenty of “Telepatía” memes.

Uchis is turning the viral song’s success into strong sales and streaming. On this week’s Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, “Telepatía” debuts at No. 10, marking her first top 10 hit on the chart. There are also memes circulating on other social media apps that are contributing to the song’s virality.

“Telepatía” is one of the key cuts on Uchis’ debut Latin album, Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios). It’s the best example of her translating that alternative soul music that she’s known for into Spanish. The song is notably in Spanglish as Uchis sings about keeping a love connection alive from a distance. It’s timely considering this era of social distancing that we’re in during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Uchis is currently nominated for a Grammy Award. She’s up for Best Dance Recording for her feature on Kaytranada’s “10%” song.

Read: You Have To Hear Kali Uchis Slay This Classic Latino Song

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Kehlani Dresses as Both Prom King and Queen on Cover of ‘Playboy’, Talks Feeling Comfortable in Both Gender Roles

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Kehlani Dresses as Both Prom King and Queen on Cover of ‘Playboy’, Talks Feeling Comfortable in Both Gender Roles

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Kehlani has long been open about the fluid nature of her gender expression. That’s why it’s exciting that the R&B star is experimenting with different facets of her personality on the most recent cover of Playboy.

In a bold move, Kehlani appears on Playboy‘s latest cover dressed in both (traditionally) women and (traditionally) men’s clothing.

And as if one Kehlani isn’t exciting enough, the magazine cover treats us to two versions of this Oakland native. On the left side of the magazine, Kehlani is dressed up as a Prom Queen, complete with a resplendent gown and a tiara. On the cover’s right side, Kehlani is dressed in Prom King drag: her tie undone, her collar open, her crown askew.

She shared the picture to her personal Instagram page with the cheeky caption: “I always wanted to date me.”

In the accompanying interview, Kehlani talks about gender identity and expression, motherhood, and owning her sexuality.

When Kehlani was asked how she defines masculinity and femininity, Kehlani got refreshingly candid. “I’ve discovered that I’ve run from a lot of femininity,” she admitted. “I was way more comfortable in a more masculine space. I feel more masculine when I am in my stillness and I’m grounded in a quiet, contemplative mode.”

She then explained that she feels “most feminine” when she’s “being the mother of my house.” (Kehlani had a baby girl named Adeya Nomi in 2019). She also explained that she “feels her femininity” when she ‘s indulging in self-care, like soaking in a flower-filled bath, or doing a hair mask.

“My femininity makes me feel soft and gentle and tender and careful in a different way than my masculinity makes me feel,” she said. “I’m trying not to let it fall into the gender norms of feminine and masculine, but for me it does a tiny bit. But I also am very fluid in both of those settings.”

Kehlani has always been open about her fluid sexuality and gender identity.

In 2018, she tweeted: “Not bi, not straight. I’m attracted to women, men, REALLY attracted to queer men, non-binary people, intersex people, trans people”.

But of course, haters on the internet accused her of “queer-baiting”–that is, pretending she’s queer to get more LGBT fans and attract attention. In an interview with The Guardian last year, she revealed why the accusation frustrates her.

“I’ve had girlfriends in front of people’s faces, right under their noses, and they weren’t famous and so nobody cared to make it public,” she said. “So they automatically assume that I must like men more than women.”

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