Over the course of her career, Colombian singer-songwriter and Grammy winner Shakira has sold over 60 million records worldwide and has won numerous awards including two Grammys, eight Latin Grammys, four World Music Awards, three American Music Awards and five Billboard Music Awards, to name a few. She is the only artist from South America to have a number one song in the US, and has had four of the 20 top-selling hits of the last decade. At the age of 18, she founded the Pies Descalzos (Barefoot) Foundation which currently provides education and nutrition to over six thousand impoverished children in Colombia and is expanding its work to other countries, including newly launched projects in Haiti and South Africa. In October 2011, Shakira was named a member of President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Shakira served as coach on the 4th season of “The Voice,” NBC’s hit reality vocal competition series that searches for the nation’s best voice. She will return to the show on season 6. Shakira is currently recording her new album.
To celebrate her collaboration with cell phone company T-Mobile, Colombian superstar Shakira gave a free concert for an estimated 7,500 people in New York’s Bryant Park on October 10, 2013. Lightwave brought an array of special laser effects to help the singer mark her new partnership.
The concert began with the pop icon silhouetted by a laser “dreamcatcher,” created with projection and crowd-scanning beam effects. Over the course of the 40-minute concert, audiences were treated to laser beam effects from almost every corner of the stage and a special laser cage containing the singer and dancers.
“Today is all about bringing the world closer together,” said Shakira. “I’m excited to partner with T-Mobile and look forward to being able to share my music in new and innovative ways.”