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Shakira delighted around 40,000 fans at Times Square with a surprise pop-up concert that she announced on her social media accounts just hours before the show. The 47-year-old Colombian singer performed hits like “Hips Don’t Lie,” “TQM,” “Cómo Dónde y Cuándo,” “Te Felicito,” and “Puntería” while dazzling the crowd with her black pants and silver embellished top. She closed out the show with her hit “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” and expressed her joy at being surrounded by her Latin fans in New York. The concert celebrated the release of her new album “Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran”, her first LP in seven years, which became the most streamed album of 2024 in just 24 hours following its release.

Shakira’s appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” revealed the incredible success of her new album, with it being certified seven times platinum and streamed over 10 billion times globally. The singer expressed her gratitude for the overwhelming response to her album, crediting her loyal fans for their continued support throughout her career. She discussed the personal nature of the album, revealing that she used music as a form of therapy to cope with the pain and anger she was experiencing. Shakira also joked about her newfound freedom after her split from husband Gerard Piqué in 2022.

Shakira and Piqué had been together for 11 years before announcing their split in 2022. They share two sons, Milan and Sasha, and met on the set of the singer’s music video for “Waka Waka.” Reports of Piqué’s alleged infidelity surfaced in January 2023, leading to the couple’s separation. Piqué has since gone public with his relationship with Clara Chia Marti and made it clear that he is unconcerned with other people’s opinions. Shakira’s new album reflects her journey of self-discovery and rebuilding in the aftermath of her marriage ending.

Throughout her concert and interviews, Shakira exudes gratitude for her fans’ unwavering support and the opportunity to connect with them through her music. The success of “Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran” demonstrates the enduring popularity of the Colombian superstar and her ability to captivate audiences worldwide. As she embraces this new chapter of her life and career, Shakira continues to inspire and uplift her fans with her music and resilience. The pop-up concert in Times Square served as a celebration of her new album and a testament to her enduring impact on the music industry.

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