Shakira is the last record artist to sell her music rights.
The Colombian singer, whose music won her three Grammy in her career, unloaded her entire catalog of 145 songs at the UK-based investment company Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited.
The company announced the acquisition on Twitter on Wednesday and welcomed singer Hips Don̵
“Welcome to the Hypnosis @shakira family,” Merck Mercuriadis, the company’s founder, wrote on Wednesday. years who has written or written almost every song she has ever recorded. “
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Shakira released her debut album in 1991 at the age of 13. She will reach international fame in 1995 with the release of her third album “Pies Descalzos”.
However, it wasn’t until 2001, when Shakira entered American pop music, that she gave up her American debut, “Laundry,” and as the saying goes, the rest is history.
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For her work as a singer and songwriter and instrumentalist, Shakira has won many international awards, winning three Grammy Awards, 12 Latin Grammys, four MTV Video Music Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards and 39 Billboard Latin Music Awards.
She also has six Grammy nominations to her credit.
To date, the artist “She Wolf” has sold 80 million albums worldwide – and her latest collaboration “Girl Like Me” with the famous Black Eye Peas is also included in the deal with Hipgnosis.
The sale price of the catalog has not been disclosed and the investment cohort has no rights to publish any of Shakira’s future records at this time.
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“Being a songwriter is an achievement that I consider equal and perhaps even greater than being a singer and an artist,” Shakira said in a statement. “At the age of 8 – long before I sang – I wrote to make sense of the world. Each song is a reflection of the person I was at the time I wrote it, but once a song comes out, it belongs not only to me, but to those who appreciate it. “
Shakira added: “I am humble that writing songs has given me the privilege of communicating with others, of being part of something greater than myself.”
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In 2011, Shakira was named the Academy of the Latin Academy of Recording Arts – and much of the net proceeds from the gala benefited from the Shakira Pies Descalzos Foundation, which aims to help poor and impoverished children in Colombia.
The Associated Press contributed to this report