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Shakira Passes One Billion YouTube Views!

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We know Shakira has a lot of fans, but the singer has finally reached the billion mark — as in one billion views on YouTube.

The numbers come from combining her three official channels, Shakira, ShakiraVevo and Shakirasme.

Naturally, Shakira is thrilled with the news as she reveals on her blog:

“I'm really happy to hear the news. One billion views around the world is an unthinkable number and more than I could ever have dreamed of."

And she has her hit Waka Waka to thank for a part of it as the Spanish and English versions make up over 300 million of the views.


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14 comments to “Shakira Passes One Billion YouTube Views!”

  1. 1

    Am I the only one who hates that "Waka Waka" song?? One of the most overrated songs of the past year, in my opinion.

  2. Frogs says – reply to this



  3. 3

    Four for you Shakira, you go Shakira!

  4. 4

    I freaking love that song! It's such a feel good tune.

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  6. 6

    SHAKIRA SWAGGER JACKED THE CHORUS FROM A CAMEROON GROUP. Shakira stole that ”waka waka” song from a cameroonian group and never gave them the credit they deserve. Someone from cameroon: "I agree..This waka waka was like an army song when I was growin up (I m from Cameroon) and I heard the bitch say she wrote it I had respect for her but after that I was disappointed…smh
    But she did killed the dance on stage."

  7. Blunt says – reply to this


    lol only reason she got views is because 1.3billion africans watched. The africans and asians out number white,indians combine

  8. 8

    I hate this song too. Bad song, worse title and frankly she sings like something is caught in the back of her throat.

  9. 9

    I think my 6 yr old You Tube / Shakira addict may have had alot of help in this!!

  10. 10

    TO XCALIBER: Waka Waka" was written by Shakira and John Hill and co-produced by Hill.The track, which samples the chorus of the 1986 Cameroonian hit song "Zangaléwa", by Cameroonian band Golden Sounds, features Afro-Colombian instrumentation, Soca beat and South African guitars. The song consists of rhythmical African sounds, and represents the vitality and energy of the host continent.

  11. 11

    excellent news shakira deserves that and more, she is very talented GO SHAKI , GO SHAKI, GO THE LATIN ONE….

  12. 12

    She may be good to look at but she is the worst damn singer I've ever heard.

  13. 13

    WHOA!!! When she said that it's been viewed all over the world,it really has! Just look at the map right next to the number of views!

  14. 14

    Listening to it right now. So catchy! I lovee Shakira! Go girl! :)