Shakira’s New Album El Dorado Breaks Album Sales Record, Giving Singer Her 7th No. 1

Shakira’s new album El Dorado has outsold all Latin albums released in the past two years. El Dorado, the Colombian singer’s newest release since her 2014 self-titled album Shakira, was released on May 26 by Sony Music Latin.

Since its release, El Dorado has sold more than 29,000 copies. According to Billboard, the album has earned Shakira her seventh No. 1 song. El Dorado’s performance has also made Shakira a record holder. She now has the most No. 1 Latin Pop Albums among female musicians.

The lyrics of the songs on Shakira’s 11th studio album El Dorado are predominantly in Spanish. Her vocals are as captivating as ever. The album, which is filled with duets, includes collaborations with Prince Royce, Maluma, Nicky Jam, and Carols Vives.

Up to five songs from El Dorado are already climbing the charts. “Me Enamore,” “Chantaje,” and “Deja Vu” are some of the records that stand out on the album.

Shakira, who is signed to Jay’z Roc Nation, had a private preview performance of El Dorado before it’s release. Only 150 special guests were invited to the event which was held at the prestigious Temple House on Miami Beach.

Besides Shakira’s music, the guests of the private show, which included several big names from the entertainment industry, were also treated to Colombian delicacies.

Shakira performing on stage. [Image by Ethan Miller/Getty Images]

Shakira has grown into an internationally recognized singer and songwriter since the release of her first album Magia in 1991. The “Hips Don’t Lie” singer has been described as Colombia’s best-selling musicians. She has reportedly sold more than 40 million records globally.

This week, Shakira joined other leading musicians billed to appear at the Global Citizen Festival in Hamburg, Germany.

The 40-year-old singer will perform alongside musicians like Coldplay, Pharrell Williams, and Ellie Goulding. The aim of the show is to raise awareness about several social issues. This year, the annual music festival will focus on pertinent matters such as the ongoing global refugee crisis. The star-studded concert is set to take place at the Barclaycard Area in Germany on July 6, the eve of the G20 Summit.

Coldplay’s Chris Martin has welcomed Shakira to the Global Citizen Fest. The Grammy award winning singer posted a video on social media saying he looks forward to performing with Shakira. He also said her song “Me Enamore,” which is on her latest album, is part his playlist.

“Hi everybody I hope you are all doing really well wherever you’re reading this in the world. We are very happy to tell you that @shakira will be joining the line up for @glblctzn hamburg on July 6,” Chris Martin posted on Instagram.

“With a special set with shakira in mind, here are the tracks I am listening to all the time at the moment London grammar- big picture stomae – formidable lana de rey – love and shakira – me enamore see you soon I hope love cm,” he added.

Shakira also took to social media to confirm her inclusion to the Global Citizen Fest and respond Martins.

“You crack me up Chris! You’re the best. I’ll see you in Hamburg to sing together at @glblctzn on July 6. Can’t wait! Shak,” the singer posted on Twitter.

Shakira’s 11th studio album El Dorado is already setting records. [Image by Xavi Torrent/Getty Images]

Besides music, Shakira is also engaged in several ventures including perfumes, movies, and games. She is also a mother. The singer has two children named Milan and Sasha Pique Mebarak with FC Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique.

The couple reportedly met in 2010. In the same year, Pique appeared in Shakira’s official FIFA World Cup song “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).” The theme song for the 2010 World Cup held in South Africa has since garnered more than 1 billion hits on YouTube.

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