Two of Shakira’s hit songs, “Wherever, Whenever” and “Waka Waka” reached number one after her performance at the Super Bowl LIV halftime show.
The 43-year-old singer released “Wherever, Whenever” almost 20 years ago and the song ” reached No. 1 on U.S. iTunes Tuesday. “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” released in 2010, reached No. 6.
In the early 2000’s, Shakira found huge success in the U.S. with several chart-topping songs but “Whenever, Wherever” or “Waka Waka” never topped the charts on the Billboard.
Shakira recently performed at the Super Bowl halftime show Sunday, alongside Jennifer Lopez in Miami. They both delivered an electrifying performance on their hit songs.
Shakira who recently turned 43 shared a picture of herself on stage and wrote, “The best birthday gift has been the support of all my fans and the most amazing and hardworking team an artist could wish for,” she captioned the post. “We Latinos climbed Kilimanjaro and made history tonight and we couldn’t have done it without all of you!”
During the 12-minute show, Shakira sang “Whenever, Wherever,” “She Wolf,” “Empire,” “Hips Don’t Lie” and Cardi B‘s “I Like It” with Bad Bunny. Jennifer joined her and the two sang “Let’s Get Loud” and “Waka Waka” together.
“Two Latinas doing this in this country at this time is just very empowering to us,” Lopez said at a news conference held days before the event.
“It’s very important for us to convey a message of unity and also to show what a relevant force the Latin community is in this country,” Shakira said.
Shakira has revealed previously that performing at the Super Bowl has always been a bucket list item of hers.
“I think it’s the holy grail of the entertainment industry,” she said in October. “It’s a sports event but it has huge relevance for us artists and I think it’s gonna be fantastic and I’m gonna be celebrating my birthday with 100 million people.”
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