Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, better known as Shakira, has teamed up for a new song, “Monotonía” with Puerto Rican singer and rapper Ozuna.
“Monotona” will be released on October 19, the singer announced on her official social media accounts on Sunday (October 9) with a short sound clip and image of the song title about a heart stabbed with a dagger.
“A little king with a super queen,” Ozuna wrote in response to Shakira’s Instagram post on Sunday afternoon.
Shakira, who confirmed her split from Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué a few months ago and recently declared that she was going through “the most difficult and darkest hours of my life,” mocked a new lyric on Instagram earlier this week: “It wasn’t ‘ your fault/It wasn’t my fault/It was the monotony’s fault”, (“It wasn’t your fault/ It wasn’t mine/ It was the monotony’s fault”).
“Monotona” is the follow-up to the Colombian superstar’s “Te Felicito,” which topped the Billboard Latin Airplay chart and also reached No. 1 on the Billboard Argentina Hot 100 chart. On the Hot Latin Songs chart, it peaked at No. 10.
Shakira was born and raised in Barranquilla and is known as the “Queen of Latin Music” for her musical versatility.
He made his recording debut at the age of 13 with Sony Music Colombia. After his first two albums, Magia (1991) and Peligro (1993), were commercial failures, he rose to fame in Hispanic countries with his next two albums, Pies Descalzos (1995) and donde está los ladrones? (1998).
Shakira broke into the English-speaking market with her fifth studio album, Laundry Service (2001), which sold more than 13 million copies worldwide.
The album propelled Shakira’s reputation as a leading crossover artist, thanks to the international success of her singles “Whenever, Wherever” and “Underneath Your Clothes”.
Shakira’s success was bolstered by the Spanish-language albums Fixación oral, vol. 1 (2005), Sale el Sol (2010), and El Dorado (2017), which charted at the top of Billboard’s top Latin albums and were certified diamond (Latin) by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Some of Shakira’s songs, such as “La Tortura”, “Hips Don’t Lie”, “Beautiful Liar”, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”, “Loca” and “Chantaje”, have reached number one in several countries.
Shakira has sold more than 80 million records with a catalog of 145 songs, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
According to Forbes Colombia, she is the best-selling Latin artist of all time as of 2018. She is credited with introducing other Latin artists to the international market. In 2019, Forbes ranked her as the 10th highest-paid female musician in the world.
She and Jennifer Lopez will perform at the Super Bowl LIV halftime show in February 2020. According to Billboard, the halftime show drew 103 million viewers. It was the most watched halftime show on YouTube at the time.
Shakira sold her 145-song catalog to the Hipgnosis Songs Fund in January 2021. The company did not disclose the financial terms of the sale.
Shakira released a single titled “Don’t Wait Up” on July 16, 2021. On April 21, she released the lead single from her upcoming twelfth studio album, “Te Felicito”, featuring singer Rauw Alejandro.
Shakira confirmed in May 2022 that the album had been completed and that it would be an electronica-infused album with hints of urban and rock music.
Shakira has stated about her music: “I think my music is a fusion of many different elements.” And I am constantly experimenting. So I try not to limit myself, categorize myself or be the architect of my own prison.”
Shakira has stated on numerous occasions that she is inspired by Eastern and Indian music, which influenced many of her earlier works.
Shakira’s Arab heritage has also influenced her music, which was a major inspiration for her worldwide smash hit “Ojos As.” She also credits her parents as major influences on her musical style.
Shakira’s Latin dance-pop songs are also heavily influenced by Andean music and South American folk music, with their native instrumentation.
Shakira’s earlier Spanish albums, such as Pies Descalzos and Donde Estan los Ladrones?, were a blend of folk and Latin rock.
Laundry Service, Shakira’s English crossover album and subsequent albums were influenced by pop rock and Latin pop. “Laundry Service” is primarily a pop rock album, but it also incorporates elements from other music genres.
She Wolf is primarily an electropop album with influences from various countries and regions such as Africa, Colombia, India, and the Middle East.
Shakira described the album as an “experimental sound journey,” saying that she researched folk music from various countries to “combine electronics with world sounds, tambourines, clarinets, oriental and Indian music, dancehall, etc.
Shakira’s 2010 album Sale el Sol is a return to her roots, with ballads, rock songs and Latin dance songs like “Loca.”
Shakira was influenced by rock music as a child, listening to bands like Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, Nirvana, The Police, and U2, as well as Gloria Estefan, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette, Marc Anthony, Meredith Brooks, and The Cure.
Shakira is a contralto singer. Shakira’s “unique and mesmerizing” singing voice includes her “trademark” yodeling.
Shakira is a well-known figure in Latin music, often referred to as the “Queen of Latin Music” due to her successful foray into the global market.
Shakira has been dubbed a “crossover phenom” by Forbes due to her unprecedented crossover success. her and one of the most powerful Latinas in the world. Shakira was also named one of the most powerful female celebrities in the world by Forbes.
Shakira has even won the admiration of intellectuals and writers, including Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez, who stated that “no one of any age can sing or dance with the innocent sensuality that Shakira seems to have invented.”
Shakira’s influence has expanded beyond the boundaries of pop culture, with Fortune naming her one of the “World’s Greatest Leaders” of 2017.
Shakira has won three Grammy Awards, twelve Latin Grammy Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, thirty-nine Billboard Latin Music Awards, six Guinness World Records, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Billboard named Shakira the Top Female Latin Artist of the Decade twice (2000 and 2010).
- It wasn’t your fault
- neither mine
- It was the monotony’s fault
- I never said anything but it hurt me
- I knew this would happen…full letter