Shakira becomes first female artiste to have 4 songs from 4 decades reach 100 million streams on Spotify

The singer joins Michael Jackson and Eminem as the only artistes to accomplish the feat meaning she is also the first Latin artiste to hit the milestone


                            Shakira becomes first female artiste to have 4 songs from 4 decades reach 100 million streams on Spotify
Shakira (Getty Images)

Shakira has a new record to add to her list of accomplishments now that her song 'Inevitable' has hit 100 million streams on Spotify — she has become the first female artiste to have four songs from four different decades hit the milestone.

This is the singer's 15th song to hit 100 million streams following her 2020 track 'Me Gusta' with Anuel AA and joining the ranks of her other tracks like the 2005 smash hit 'Hips Don't Lie' featuring Wyclef Jean and the official song of the 2010 Fifa World Cup 'Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)' featuring South African band Freshlyground. 'Inevitable' was the third single released off Shakira's 1998 multi-platinum album 'Dónde Están los Ladrones?'. The Latin rock tune, much like many of the singer's other hit tracks, was co-written by the Colombian-born singer.

Singer Shakira performs ahead of the singles final match between Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada and Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain during Day Seven of the 2019 Davis Cup at La Caja Magica on November 24, 2019, in Madrid, Spain (Getty Images)

With the '90s song hitting 100 million streams, Shakira now joins Michael Jackson and Eminem as the only artiste to have songs hit that record across four separate decades. This showcases the artiste's amazing ability to remain relevant and produce music that is timeless. Shakira has the added distinction of achieving these records with a largely bilingual discography.

Additionally, the Latina artiste is not just the only female artiste to accomplish the feat, she's also the only person of color to hold the title so far.

With Shakira's 'Hips Don't Lie' reaching 600 million streams, she now also holds the record of the most-streamed 2000s song by a Latin artiste and the second most-streamed 2000s song by a woman. And with several of her studio albums currently charting on iTunes worldwide, it seems like the singer's list of accolades will only continue to grow.

Shakira's long and illustrious career began with the release of her debut album 'Magia', released in 1991 when the singer was just 14 years old. It was recorded the previous year and featured a collection of pop-rock ballads and uptempo disco songs she had been putting together since she was eight. The album got the young artiste local fame in Colombia and sold 1,200 copies worldwide.

Since then, Shakira has expanded her discography to include a wide range of musical styles and genres and featuring multiple languages, including English and Arabic, and has developed her own musical abilities, participating in writing and composition and playing a variety of instruments, including guitar and drums.

(L-R) Shakira and Jennifer Lopez perform onstage during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida (Getty Images)

Apart from her musician Shakira has also dedicated herself to numerous social causes, most notably education, and has built many schools and started several organizations for the benefit of various causes. Most recently, she combined her passions during her Super Bowl performance, singing in multiple languages in addition to belly dancing and playing drums.

Shakira shared the stage with Jennifer Lopez and the two Latina women performed some of their top hits, both old and new, against the backdrop of distinctly anti-Trump messages in their set pieces, particularly with regards to the immigration policies targeting Mexican families, all while representing their respective cultures proudly.

And while many were surprised that Shakira chose to make such strong political statements, this certainly wasn't the first time the singer has done so in her career. She previously penned an essay criticizing Trump's Muslim ban and long before that, she performed a song in front of a screen that featured a hooded Grim Reaper puppeteering President George Bush and late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein playing chess. To that end, Shakira has spent her four decades in the industry creating art that made some very bold statements along with putting out chart-topping and record-breaking hits.

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