This Day In Music - 31st July
July 31, 2012 @ 09:00 am
This Day In Music, Shakira feat Wyclef Jean started a four week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Hips Don't Lie.' The song is the biggest selling single of the 21st century by a female artist worldwide.
"Hips Don't Lie" is a Reggaeton song based in a salsa and cumbia performed by Colombian singer Shakira and Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean, released in 2006 as the second single from Shakira's second English album Oral Fixation Vol. 2. The song is a reworked version of Jean's 2004 song "Dance Like This" and takes some of its instrumentation from Jerry Rivera's "Amores Como El Nuestro" and lyrics from Dominican composer Luis Dias' "Carnaval (Baila en la Calle)". In addition to co-producing the song, Shakira also wrote new material not present in Jean's original version. A Spanish version of the track, entitled "Será, Será (Las Caderas No Mienten)", was also released.
"Hips Don't Lie" became a global success, reaching the number one spot on the charts in at least 25 countries, including the United States, where it broke the record for the most radio plays in a single week. It was Shakira's first number-one single in the US and the UK, as well as Jean's first number-one single in the US and his third in the UK. It won aPeople's Choice Award and an MTV Latin America Video Music Award, as well as an MTV Video Music Award for the music video's choreography. The song became one of thebest-selling singles worldwide of all-time, selling 10 million copies, and it also became the fifth song with the most paid downloads in history.
Hips Don't Lie was the most successful song of 2006 worldwide and it reached #1 in the majority of charting countries and territories around the world. It reached number one on the USA Hot 100, Pop 100 and Hot Latin Tracks charts, in Australia, Belgium, Canada (on the Digital Chart), Colombia, Czech Republic, Europe, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latin America, Lebanon, Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and other countries.
On June 9, 2006, Shakira and Wyclef Jean performed "Hips Don't Lie" at the opening ceremony of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Munich, and also a month later at the short ceremony preceding the Final game in Berlin, to worldwide TV audiences of over 500 million and 700 million people, respectively.
Worldwide, it was the biggest-selling single of the 2000s.
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