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Hips Don’t Lie

“Hips Don’t Lie” is a song by Colombian singer and songwriter Shakira, featuring Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean for the reissue of Shakira’s seventh studio album, Oral Fixation, Vol. 2. It was released on February 28, 2006, by Epic Records as the second single from the album. The song was written and produced by Shakira, Jean, Jerry ‘Wonder’ Duplessis and LaTavia Parker. “Hips Don’t Lie” is a salsa and worldbeat song, which heavily incorporates samples from Jean’s earlier single “Dance Like This” and “Amores Como el Nuestro” written by Omar Alfanno.

Upon its release, “Hips Don’t Lie” received generally favorable reviews from music critics. It received several accolades, including a People’s Choice Award, an MTV Latin America Video Music Award, and an MTV Video Music Award. “Hips Don’t Lie” reached the number one spot on charts in at least 55 countries[1] including the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, becoming her first number one single in the country. It also broke the record for the most radio plays in a single week and the fastest selling digital download song in the United States. The song was eventually certified Triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), where it has sold over 3 million copies. It also topped the charts in Australia, Italy and the United Kingdom. Having sold over 16 million pure sales (10 million digital downloads and 6 million physical copies) by the turn of the decade and 18 millions units with combined sales and track-equivalent streams, the track became one of the best-selling singles of the 21st century[2] in physical singles and digital downloads combined. It is widely recognized as one of Shakira’s signature songs.

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