Shakira celebrates 20 years of "Laundry Service"

November 15, 2021

"Laundry Service" was Shakira's first English album.
Shakira is celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the release of her first English-language album, "Laundry Service", by posting an expanded version with four bonus tracks on digital platforms.

The new enlarged digital version entitled "Laundry Service (Washed and Dried)" is accompanied by the unreleased remix of "Whenever, Wherever" by Shakira's electrified appearance at the 2020 Super Bowl halftime.

In addition to the hitherto unreleased "Whenever, Wherever (Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show Remix)", "Laundry Service (Washed and Dried)" has three more bonus tracks: The "Sahara" remix of "Whenever, Wherever", one audio version of "Underneath Your Clothes" and an Afro-punk version of "Objection (Tango)".

A 12 έκδοση vinyl version of "Laundry Service" will be released on Friday, December 17.

On November 12, 2001, on the eve of the arrival of "Laundry Service", Shakira made a shocking appearance at the party for the release of her album in the legendary "Roseland Ballroom" in New York.

"Shakira - Live at Roseland" includes five songs from that historic show, "Objection", "Underneath Your Clothes", "Ojos Así", "Inevitable" and "Whenever, Wherever", which are now available as singles YouTube video on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of Shakira's appearance in "Roseland".

Shakira and Live Nation will release a special line of official products for the 20th anniversary of "Laundry Service (Washed and Dried)", such as clothes (T-shirts, sweatshirts, overalls), blankets, magnets, mugs, posters, bags and many other.

Born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, Shakira made her first recordings for Sony Music Colombia at the age of 13, gaining a reputation on the Spanish-speaking music scene during her first four albums as an artist and performer. must see.

After her fourth album, "¿Dónde Están los Ladrones?" (Where Are The Thieves?) Of 1998, Shakira was a success in Latin America, Spain and Latin American communities, and her first live album, "MTV Unplugged", the first purely Spanish episode of the series, which recorded in August 1999, gave it a major run in the United States.

As the 21st century dawned, Shakira, a shining star in the Latin American music world, wanted to record her fifth album mostly in English, taking on the daunting challenge of learning a new language well enough to write lyrics that matched her. world music that she felt in her body, in her heart and in her soul.

"I had to find a way to express my ideas and feelings, my daily stories in English. "So I bought some rhyming dictionaries, read poetry and creators like Leonard Cohen and Walt Whitman," he said in an interview with Faze.

Shakira talks about "Laundry Service (Washed and Dried)" and much more in an exclusive interview that you can watch below.

"Laundry Service" was released by Epic Records on November 13, 2001. Epic Records launched Shakira into pop music.

A fascinating amalgam of musical styles, influences and inspirations, Laundry Service incorporates elements from Andean music, dance, pop, Middle Eastern sound, rock 'n' roll, tango, and at the same time Shakira as an artist and entertainer.

Shakira explored love and romance, many of which were expressed with the help of the English language and wrote all the songs on the album, while co-producing under the direction of producer Emilio Estefan.

The "Laundry Service" produced six singles, including the world No. 1 hit "Whenever, Wherever" and the following hits "Underneath Your Clothes", "Objection (Tango)", "Te Dejo Madrid", "Que Me Quedes Tú "and" The One ".

"Laundry Service" topped the charts worldwide in countries such as Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada and Switzerland, while it rose to the Top 5 in countries such as Argentina, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. In the United States it reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200.

"Laundry Service" has sold over 18 million copies worldwide, making it one of the highest-selling albums of the 21st century.

Today, Shakira's "Laundry Service" is four times platinum in the United States and five times platinum in Canada, with the single "Whenever, Wherever" going twice platinum and "Underneath Your Clothes" gold.