First Shakira exhibit worldwide exhibits explores path to superstardom
With a career spanning more than three decades, multi-Grammy Award-winning and Latin Grammy Award-winning Shakira has firmly established herself as a singer, songwriter, producer, dancer, visual artist, philanthropist, and global icon. To showcase Shakira’s enduring creative legacy, the Grammy Museum proudly presents Shakira, Shakira: The Grammy Museum Experience, opening on Saturday, March 4th. The exhibit will be on display in the Museum’s permanent Latin Music Gallery.
“It’s an honor to have the journey of my career displayed at the Grammy Museum,” Shakira says. “These pieces are a testament to so many indelible moments that I cherish, and I’m so happy to be able to relive these memories with those who have and continue to support me as an artist.”
This announcement comes on the heels of Shakira’s latest release with Argentinian producer and DJ Bizarrap, “Shakira || BZRP Music Sessions #53,” which has made history. With the most streams in a single day for a Spanish language song, it raked in over 14 million streams in the first 24 hours and became the fastest Latin song to reach 100 million streams. The song debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 is another historic moment for Shakira as she is the first solo woman to reach the Top 10 on the chart with a song recorded in Spanish. She has also broken the all-time record for most monthly listeners for a Latin artist in Spotify history. The video amassed 160 million views on YouTube in the first week.
Shakira, Shakira explores the artist’s musical evolution, from her origins as a Latin rock-loving singer-songwriter in Barranquilla, Colombia, to a global superstar whose catalog spans multiple genres, from bhangra and bachata to rock and Reggaetón. Early in her career, Shakira began fusing elements of her mixed ethnicity and multicultural roots, including the Lebanese heritage on her father’s side, with Arabic dancing and the mainstream pop rock that she grew up with, to construct a richly layered sonic universe that allowed her to grow as a creator while appealing to a worldwide audience. In the process, she achieved international crossover success and broke boundaries for Latin artists.
To deepen visitors’ appreciation and understanding of how these cultural elements have shaped every aspect of her songs, music videos, performances, and world tours, the first museum exhibit about Shakira features interactive aspects that provide fresh insights into her creative process. It also includes artifacts from her personal archive, three original films, and an immersive space that draws inspiration from her El Dorado tour.