Shakira Shakes Up World Cup with Unprecedented 4 Performances

Shakira World Cup Queen: How 'Waka Waka' Remains an Anthem – Billboard

Shakira, known as the queen of Latin pop and former girlfriend of retired football star Gerard Pique, is set to perform at the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on November 20th. This exciting opportunity has allowed Shakira to make history as the first singer to perform at four consecutive World Cup events, having previously performed in Germany in 2006, South Africa in 2010, and Brazil in 2014 (during the closing ceremony).

Former football star Gerard Pique has retired and his ex-girlfriend, singer Shakira, remains in the spotlight. Her official 2010 World Cup song, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” is still popular and frequently listened to by fans. As the 2022 World Cup in Qatar approaches, Shakira has been invited to perform at the grand opening ceremony alongside renowned singers and bands like Dua Lipa, Black Eyed Peas, and BTS. This performance marks a successful year for Shakira, despite the personal challenges she faced due to her divorce from Pique. She released new hit songs that gained popularity on digital platforms and generated high revenue. Notably, this is also the first World Cup event since 2010 in which Shakira participated without Pique, who was recently excluded from Spain’s selection list of 26 official players for the tournament.

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