Music Birthday: Shakira

Today, February 2, 1977, Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born in Barranquilla, Columbia. 19 years after its fall 2001 release, Shakira’s hit single ‘Whenever, Wherever’ is still a popular jam.

The single’s appearance atop the American iTunes Songs Chart on February 3, 2020, served as a sweet belated birthday gift to the ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ singer. 

‘Whenever, Wherever’ comes from Shakira’s English-language debut studio album, “Laundry Service.” In March 2002, the song peaked at no. 2 on the UK Official Singles Chart, and on “Laundry Service” also peaked at no. 2 – on the Official Albums Chart. 

Here in the United States, per certification from the Recording Industry Association of America, “Laundry Service” is a triple platinum-selling album. 

Stream ‘Whenever, Wherever’ on YouTube today

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