Shakira, the Latin pop queen and former girlfriend of retired footballer Gerard Pique, has announced her retirement and will now be performing at the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on November 20th. Her participation in this highly anticipated event will set a record as she becomes the first singer to perform at four consecutive World Cups since 2006 in Germany, followed by South Africa in 2010 and Brazil in 2014 (closing ceremony).
Shakira, a renowned singer, is the former girlfriend of retired footballer Gerard Pique. She is also known for her official World Cup song, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” which has become a popular trend again ahead of the upcoming 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The song was released during the 2010 World Cup and is considered one of the best in history. Shakira has been invited to perform at the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on November 20th, alongside other top artists such as Dua Lipa, Black Eyed Peas, and the popular Korean band BTS. The opening ceremony is expected to be a grand event.
Shakira performed at the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup which is being held in winter for the first time. This marks the end of a tumultuous personal year for Shakira due to her divorce from soccer star Gerard Pique, but it has also been a successful year for her career as she has released new songs that are very popular on digital platforms and have generated high revenue. Moreover, this is the first time since 2010 that Shakira has been involved in World Cup events without Gerard Pique, as he was recently retired from the Spanish national team after being initially named in the preliminary squad of 55 players by coach Luis Enrique.