Numbers Don’t Lie: The Highest-Grossing Albums Of Shakira, Ranked

When it comes to performing, it is undeniable that the Colombian singer and songwriter Shakira is one of the best in the industry. She has sold over 125 million albums and singles worldwide and has accumulated a massive net worth of $300 million. This makes her one of the most commercially successful female performers of all time. She is often referred to as the Queen of Latin since she has released a lot of albums in the Latin language.

The Colombian singer and songwriter is noted for her versatility in her music and she is not afraid to experiment in her music. Although her first two albums were considered a commercial failure, her third one was well received and gained her some attention from the public, which started her budding career at the time. Take a look at the highest-grossing albums released by Shakira.

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8 Shakira

Shakira is the tenth studio album released by Shakira on March 21, 2014 and was distributed by RCA Records. This was the fourth album released by the Colombian singer and songwriter, which was recorded in the English language. As early as 2011, Shakira has revealed that she was already working on the album which continued until 2013 before finally releasing it in 2014. Initially, the album was supposed to be released on 2012 however due to Shakira’s pregnancy, the album released was eventually delayed. The album sold about 900,000 copies worldwide.

7 Oral Fixation, Vol. 2

Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 is the seventh studio album released by Shakira on November 28, 2005 and was distributed by Epic Records. The Colombian singer and songwriter released the album as the follow up to her sixth album titled Oral Fixation, Vol. 1 which was well received by the consumers as it sold millions albums worldwide. The album sold about 1,745,000 units in the U.S. and about 130,000 copies worldwide.

6 She Wolf

She Wolf is the eighth studio album released by Shakira on October 9, 2009, distributed by Epic Records and Sony Music Latin. It was the third album released by the Colombian singer and songwriter written in the English language. In terms of the musicality, the album had some traditional Latin pop with some pop-rock musical styles in addition to electropop which was a hit among the Latin community. The lyrical theme of this album focuses on love and relationships. The album sold about 352,000 units in the U.S. and about 2,000,000 copies worldwide.

5 The Sun Comes Out

The Sun Comes Out is the ninth studio album released by Shakira on October 19, 2010 and was distributed by Epic Records. The album has marked the return of the Colombian singer and songwriter’s signature Latin pop music after she released her eighth electropop record titled She Wolf in 2009. The album was split into three parts: the romantic side, a rock and roll side, and some Latino tropical side. The album sold about 4,000,000 copies worldwide.

4 Pies Descalzos

Pies Descalzos is the third studio album released by Shakira on October 6, 1995 and was distributed by Sony Music and Columbia Records. The music on the album incorporated some Latin pop styles in addition in the mix of pop-rock elements. The Colombian singer and songwriter released the third album in the hopes of reviving her struggling career after her first two studio albums turned out to be a commercial failure. She decided to assume a prominent position in the album’s production to ensure the quality of the sound they will produce. The album sold about 580,000 units in the U.S. and about 4,000,000 copies worldwide.

3 Dónde Están los Ladrones

Dónde Están Los Ladrones? is the fourth studio album released by Shakira on September 29, 1998 and was distributed by Columbia Records and Sony Music Latin. After the commercial success achieved by her third album, the Colombian singer and songwriter met up with producer Emilio Estefan who saw her potential to break into the U.S. Latin music market. They agreed to have him as her manager and co-produced her fourth album. Aside from the Latin pop style incorporated on the album, they added some Middle Eastern and Spanish vibe to it. The album sold about 920,000 units in the U.S. and about 4,000,000 copies worldwide.

2 Oral Fixation, Vol. 1

Oral Fixation, Vol. 1 is the sixth studio album released by Shakira on June 3, 2005 and was distributed b Epic Records. After the Colombian singer and songwriter attained some international success, especially in the U.S. market with her first English record titled Laundry Service, Shakira decided to release an album in the Spanish language as a follow up. The album sold about 1,019,000 units in the U.S. and about 5,000,000 copies worldwide.

1 Laundry Service

Laundry Service is the fifth studio album released by Shakira on November 13, 2001 and was distributed by Epic Records. It is the first album released by the Colombian singer and songwriter which was primarily recorded in the English language. Her fourth album was well received in the Latin community in the United States as well as in the Latin America and Spain. She was encouraged by the American singer Gloria Estefan to record some songs in English since Estefan believed in the potential of Shakira. Shakira was initially hesitant to release an English album but decided to try it anyway. The theme of the songs in the album is based on some love and romance. The album sold about 3,700,000 units in the U.S. and about 13,000,000 copies worldwide.

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Sources: Celebrity Net Worth, Bow Lyrics, Billboard, Chart Masters

 

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