NEW YORK (AP) — The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Restricted, a U.Okay.-based funding firm, has acquired 100% of Grammy-winning famous person Shakira’s music publishing rights.
Hipgnosis made the announcement Wednesday. Shakira’s catalog contains 145 songs, together with “Hips Don’t Lie,” “Each time, Wherever,” “La Tortura,” “She Wolf” and “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).”
Shakira, who launched her debut album in 1991 at age 13, rose to worldwide fame together with her third album, 1995’s “Pies Descalzos.” The multitalented singer-songwriter-instrumentalist took the American pop scene by storm when she made her U.S. language debut, “Laundry Service,” in 2001. She’s received three Grammy Awards, 12 Latin Grammys, 4 MTV Video Music Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards and 39 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Total, Shakira has offered 80 million albums.
“Being a songwriter is an accomplishment that I take into account equal to and maybe even better than being a singer and an artist. At 8 years outdated — lengthy earlier than I sang — I wrote to make sense of the world. Every music is a mirrored image of the particular person I used to be on the time that I wrote it, however as soon as a music is out on this planet, it belongs not solely to me however to those that recognize it as nicely,” Shakira stated in a press release. “I’m humbled that songwriting has given me the privilege of speaking with others, of being part of one thing larger than myself.”