“I really feel like a cat with greater than 9 lives,” Shakira informed Billboard in September 2023. “Each time I believe I am unable to get any higher, I out of the blue get a second wind. I’ve gone via a number of levels: denial, anger, ache, frustration, anger once more, ache once more. Now I am in a survival stage. Like, simply get your head above water. And it is a reflection stage. And a stage of working very onerous and when I’ve time with my kids, actually spend it with them.”
After a wildly productive interval by which she heard her title known as eight instances at Univision’s Premios Juventud awards (an ideal 9 was inconceivable as a result of she was nominated twice in a single class), she was honored on the Billboard’s Latin Girls in Music gala, and set 14 Guinness World Data on the energy of “BZRP Music Session #53,” Shakira grew to become the first-ever South American recipient of the Video Vanguard Award on the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards in September.
And now there is a 21-foot-tall bronze statue of Shakira mid-dance in perpetuity alongside the waterfront of her hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia. The plaque under the art work by Yino Márquez reads: “A coronary heart that composes, hips that do not lie, an unmatched expertise, a voice that strikes the lots and naked ft that march for the great of youngsters and humanity.”
The consideration got here 22 years after she burst onto the English-language scene with 2001’s Laundry Service, that includes her infectious ode to making it work it doesn’t matter what, “Each time, Wherever.”
Which nonetheless sounds good—and very romantic—in concept.
However in observe, Shakira and Piqué’s partnership—she informed 60 Minutes in 2020 that marriage “scares the s–t” out of her and he or she most popular the title of girlfriend or lover to spouse—turned untenable sooner or later. And at the very least so far as the little bit that she’s hinted at is worried, Piqué is the one whose habits received him red-carded.