An artist would not exist without the support of their followers. Shakira, a singer-songwriter from Barranquilla, understands this concept and took to social media to express her gratitude to her fans for their unwavering support, especially during her difficult times after leaving Spain in search of a fresh start. She thanked them in a video delivered in Spanish.
Shakira, the global superstar, celebrates her 25th birthday with the release of her album ‘Where are the thieves?’ This album gained her worldwide fame and success. The singer’s loyal followers from Colombia initiated a social media campaign to dedicate a special day to Shakira in her home country. Her fans wanted to express their gratitude for all the joy she has brought to the nation through her music and philanthropic contributions. Shakira’s Pies Descalzos Foundation has built schools in various parts of the Caribbean region, reflecting her commitment to giving back to society.
With the assistance of Spotify, Shakira Day was created and is now marked on the calendar every September 29th. The artist expressed her gratitude towards her fans and Spotify Colombia for commemorating this day in her name. She humbly claimed that she didn’t deserve such recognition, but emphasized how much their support motivates her. In a 27-second visual clip, Shakira can be seen wearing a white blouse and blue sweatshirt as she conveys her heartfelt appreciation to those who have accompanied her throughout her career.
“I’m thrilled to keep sharing my music with all of you; it’s my passion, my goal, and my hard work paying off. I feel more inspired than ever before. Thank you so much for your love and support. I can’t wait to see you all very soon,” said a beaming Shakira. She ended her speech with a loving kiss for her devoted fans.
On a Friday afternoon, fans of Shakira gathered at the Gran Malecón del Río in her hometown of Barranquilla to reminisce about the release of her album ‘Pies descalzos’ 25 years ago. The singer expressed her gratitude and love towards her fans on Twitter, celebrating the day as “Shakira Day”. Her followers in Colombia were credited for being her source of inspiration and motivation, which she referred to as her “fuel”.