Shakira became visibly emotional as she engaged in a heartfelt conversation with a fan during her visit to the M&Ms store in New York last Friday. While the content of their discussion remains unknown, the renowned artist was seen wiping her tears as their conversation unfolded. Keeping her attire comfortable, the 46-year-old Colombian sensation donned the same black sweater and pants she had worn earlier that day while exploring the venue with her children. Enhancing her casual ensemble, Shakira topped off her look with a black billed cap, allowing her long strawberry locks to flow gracefully. It was a notable departure from the sexy leather outfit she had sported during her captivating performance of Music Sessions Vol. 53 alongside Bizzarrap on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Shakira made a delightful stop at the M&Ms store in New York City right after her appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last Friday. Keeping it simple and chic, she sported the same stylish black sweater and pants that she had donned earlier while exploring the venue with her beloved children.
Affected by strong emotions, the renowned Grammy recipient seemed visibly moved while engaging in a heartfelt conversation with another customer at the delightful candy and accessory shop. A bittersweet sight, the tear drops gently trickled down her cheeks as she tenderly wiped them away, revealing her vulnerable side.
Since its release in January, the song has gained immense popularity and has broken records on both Spotify and YouTube. It holds the title for the most streamed Latin track within a 24-hour period on both platforms, with 14,393,324 listens on Spotify and 63,000,000 listens on YouTube, as confirmed by Guinness World Records. Additionally, it became the fastest Latin hit to reach 100 million views on YouTube and the most streamed Latin track on Spotify in just one week, with 80,646,962 listens. Shakira and Bizzarrap proudly showed off their certificates on Instagram, expressing gratitude for the recognition. It’s worth noting that Shakira achieved another milestone by becoming the first artist to have two #1s on Spotify’s global top 50 in 2023. In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, Shakira credited her nine-year-old son, Milan, for suggesting the collaboration with Bizzarrap, claiming he predicted their success. Milan even went the extra mile by leaving a voicemail for Shakira’s manager, proposing the partnership. However, Bizzarrap had a slightly different version of how their collaboration came to be. According to him, he sent Shakira a direct message on Instagram last summer, but she didn’t see it until a few months later. Regardless of the initial interaction, Shakira’s reaction to the beat was extraordinary. She described feeling a visceral, physical response to music, which resulted in her iconic hip movements. Jimmy Fallon playfully commented on her famous hit, “Hips Don’t Lie,” jokingly declaring that it was the best thing to ever happen to him and that he could retire now.
Shakira and her collaborator Bizzarrap have astoundingly clinched four remarkable accolades in the Guinness World Records realm. These prestigious titles were awarded due to their sensational work, Music Vol. 53, which has effortlessly achieved extraordinary feats. One of the coveted records bestowed upon them is for being the undeniable frontrunner in terms of Latin tracks with the highest number of streams on both Spotify and YouTube, all attained within a mere 24-hour timeframe.
Shakira’s latest release, which made its debut on January 12, is a breakup song meant to exude an empowering spirit towards women, as described by the renowned artist herself.
Shakira’s chart-topping track, and Miley Cyrus’ heartbreak anthem Flowers, were both unleashed to the world around the same period. In particular, Shakira’s Music Sessions Vol. 53 took the Hot Latin Songs chart by storm, soaring to the number one spot, while also securing a respectable position at number nine on the renowned Billboard Hot 100. Meanwhile, Cyrus’ powerful breakup ballad Flowers reigned supreme on the Billboard Hot 100 for an extended period, captivating listeners for weeks on end.
Firstly, Shakira has achieved a significant milestone by becoming the first artist to have two number one hits on the Spotify global top 50 in 2023. The latest release from this talented artist is being praised as a female empowerment anthem and was premiered on YouTube just a day before Miley Cyrus’ impactful track “Flowers” took the world by storm. Both songs have resonated with audiences and have garnered immense popularity. Shakira’s Music Sessions Vol. 53 made an impressive debut by reaching the top spot on the Hot Latin Songs chart and securing the ninth position on the Billboard Hot 100. On the other hand, Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers” claimed the number one position and maintained its reign for several weeks.