The sultry mononymous Colombian singer-songwriter born as Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll has been producing music since she was just 13 years old. In fact, she wrote her first album, Magia , as an 8-year-old chica. It was during the '90s, however, that she really popped onto the scene, unleashing Latin hits inspired by reggaeton and the sounds of South America and the Caribbean. The headliner released her eleventh studio album, El Dorado , and like all superstars do, she hit the globe for a massive world tour. Lucky for us, she brought along a film crew. And the reels of their labor, the aptly titled Shakira in Concert: El Dorado World Tour concert film, will roll into theaters next month, on November
Colombian pop superstar Shakira has become the latest artist to sell the rights to her catalogue of songs to London-listed Hipgnosis Songs Fund, the investment firm said on Wednesday, as the coronavirus crisis crushes concert earnings. The coronavirus pandemic has all but shut down live concert earnings and a growing list of musicians have sought to monetise their back catalogues. Bob Dylan sold his back catalogue last month and he has been followed by others, such as Neil Young. JPMorgan said Hipgnosis was an attractive investment given its long-term revenues due to copyright laws.
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Hipgnosis Songs Fund has landed yet another major-league music asset. That catalog comprises songs, which between them have made Shakira the bestselling female Latin artist of all time. In total, Shakira has sold over 80 million records to date, winning three Grammys and 12 Latin Grammys, in addition to a host of other awards. She currently has over 32 million monthly listeners on Spotify, while her official YouTube channel is closing in on 20 billion lifetime plays. Her first English language album, Laundry Service , arrived in , selling over 13 million copies worldwide. Merck Mercuriadis , Hipgnosis.
Video cover images are changed to men in orange jumpsuits and masks pointing guns at the camera above the words "Free Palestine". Despacito, YouTube's most viewed music video, is among dozens reportedly defaced with pro-Palestine messages by hackers. Artists including Adele, Taylor Swift, Shakira and Drake, have had the names of their songs replaced with the name of the hackers, Prosox and Kuroi'sh, and the message "Free Palestine". Luis Fonsi's Despacito, which has been viewed more than five billion times, was among those affected before it was removed from the site. Some of the affected clips have had their cover image changed to a group of men in orange jumpsuits wearing masks and pointing guns at the camera. The videos, which together have been viewed tens of billions of times on the Vevo channel, were unaltered. A Twitter account reportedly belonging to one of the hackers posted: "Its just for fun i just use script 'youtube-change-title-video' and i write 'hacked'.