Shakira, the talented songstress known for her hit “Hips Don’t Lie,” has breathed new life into her look by dyeing her hair red once more. In an exciting Instagram post on Friday, the 44-year-old shared a captivating selfie, showcasing her vibrant new locks while dressed in a sporty white and pink striped shirt in the comfort of her makeup room. Accompanying the photo, she playfully exclaimed, “Voilà!” This decision marks a nostalgic moment as it has been two whole decades since she flaunted her fiery red hair in the iconic music video for “Ojos Asi.”
Shakira, the iconic singer known for her hit song “Hips Don’t Lie,” has once again dyed her hair red, as seen in a recent selfie she posted on Friday. It’s been a year since she dazzled fans with her electrifying performance at the Super Bowl halftime show, where she shared the stage with Jennifer Lopez, who impressed the audience with her pole dancing skills and had her daughter Emme join her on stage. In recent news, Shakira has joined the list of artists who have sold the publishing rights to their music, as she has sold the rights to all 145 of her songs, including chart-toppers like ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ and ‘Whenever, Wherever,’ to the popular music investment firm, Hipgnosis Songs Fund.
The appearance is very reminiscent of the 80s era! “There it is!” she exclaimed in her social media caption. It has been two decades since she sported fiery red hair for her Ojos Asi music video. Shakira expressed, “To me, being a songwriter is an achievement that holds the same level of importance, and maybe even more, than being a singer and an artist.” “When I was only eight years old, long before I pursued singing, I turned to writing as a way to comprehend the world around me. I have faith that Hipgnosis will provide an excellent home for my collection.” The exact amount for which she sold the rights has not been disclosed. However, it is worth noting that Neil Young recently sold half of his catalogue for a reported $150 million (£110 million).
One year ago, Jennifer Lopez mesmerized the audience with her stunning performance at the NFL Super Bowl LIV Half Time Show Press Conference in Miami, Florida, on January 30, 2020. In a recent development, the 75-year-old music legend has signed a highly lucrative agreement with Hipgnosis Songs Fund. This comes after Hipgnosis acquired Lindsey Buckingham’s complete music collection and also secured producer Jimmy Iovine’s royalties. Neil’s music collection alone consists of an impressive 1,180 songs, which accounts for half of his extensive repertoire. Merck Mercuriadis, the founder of Hipgnosis, expressed his excitement over this groundbreaking deal, stating, “This agreement will have a profound and lasting impact on Hipgnosis Songs Fund.”
Shakira took the stage wearing a vibrant red outfit for her unforgettable performance during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show on February 2nd. When I was just seven years old, I bought my very first Neil Young album, “Harvest.” This album became my constant companion, and I have grown to know every note, every word, and every moment of silence within it. Neil Young’s music has been a dedicated friend to me ever since. Hipgnosis, a company known for ensuring their clients’ music reaches a wide audience through radio and TV, also aims to secure substantial royalties for their clients. In light of this, it seems only natural for Hipgnosis to collaborate with Neil Young to ensure his incredible songs are heard in every corner of the globe. Merck, the founder of Hipgnosis, expressed his perspective on the partnership, stating that he built the company with the intention of creating a place where Neil Young would want to be a part of. They share a common integrity, ethos, and passion rooted in a profound belief in the power of music, particularly in these significant songs. Although there may not be a literal “Burger Of Gold” involved, they will work together to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to hear Neil Young’s music on his own terms.