Shakira, the iconic Colombian singer, has undoubtedly had an illustrious career that has spanned over two decades. With countless hits and memorable performances, she has solidified her status as one of the most renowned artists worldwide.
But her recent achievement has not only added another feather to her already legendary cap, but it has also allowed her to outshine one of the biggest names in the music industry.
The past year has been quite a rollercoaster ride for Shakira. Not only did she have to navigate the difficult times of her split with longtime partner Gerard Pique, but she also released a series of diss tracks that catapulted her career to new heights. Enjoying the success of her hard work, she has even surpassed one of her admirers and fellow artist, Cardi B.
Shakira surpasses the ‘Queen of Hip-Hop’
Shakira has now claimed the 15th spot as the most-streamed female artist on Spotify. She has done so by surpassing Cardi B’s streaming numbers of 16.7 billion with an impressive 16.8 billion streams. This comes after her recent string of major hits. These songs not only captivated her fans but also brought substantial financial success.
One such song that gained significant recognition was her Music Session with Bizarrap, which served as a diss track aimed at Pique. The song became an instant hit, with fans singing along to its catchy chorus even months after its release. This particular track alone earned The pop singer a jaw-dropping $2.5 million.
Following this, Shakira collaborated with Karol G on another diss track titled ‘TQG’. But Shakira’s success didn’t stop there. She released “Acrostico,” a heartfelt song dedicated to her sons, which showcased her versatility as an artist. And most recently, she collaborated with Manuel Turizo on the song “Copa Vacia,” which has already garnered immense praise and attention.
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The culmination of all these successes has now catapulted Shakira to new heights, surpassing Cardi B in terms of overall streams, while also boasting an immense net worth gap. Cardi B, known as the rap queen, has an estimated net worth of around $80 million. In contrast, Shakira boasts an astonishing net worth of $300 million. Her journey this year has captivated many, even Cardi B who recently praised her.
Cardi B lauded the ‘Queen of Latin Muisic’
Cardi B recently went live on her Instagram where she also talked about Shakira. She expressed immense admiration for the ‘Waka-Waka’ singer. According to Cardi B, “But it’s like Shakira, she hasn’t done music in a long time. And she has come from the worse and she has come back so strong”.
Furthermore, Cardi B praised the quality of Shakira’s music. She showcased her familiarity with all of Shakira’s songs by humming a few melodies and expressed awe at having the opportunity to meet such an incredible artist. Cardi B wholeheartedly celebrated Shakira’s triumphant return to the industry following her split from Gerard Pique.