Grammy Museum with Shakira exhibit

A exposure which opens this weekend at the Los Angeles Grammy Museum (California, USA) intends to break the preconceived ideas that people have about the Colombian singer Shakira by showing the versatility and all the nuances that surround his career.

“People can have a concrete idea of ​​who he is Shakiraas a rocker or as a pop star, and I think this exhibition will give the public a more complex notion,” Jasen Emmons, curator of the show, told EFE “Shakira, Shakira: The Grammy Museum Experience”.

Singer, songwriter, dancer, musician and producer These are words that describe one of the most recognized Latinas in the music industry and popular culture.

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, in 1977. At the age of 14, she began to build her career as a professional singer with the album “Magia” and despite the fact that it was a commercial failure, the Colombian never stopped believing in her talent.

In 1995, he released the album “Pies descalzos” and with it began a new stage of musical successes. which was followed by albums like “Where are the thieves?” and “Laundry Service”, the album that established her internationally by mixing her Latin roots with Anglo-Saxon pop.


Picture with the image of the Colombian singer Shakira and information about her philanthropic work, hanging in the exhibition Shakira: The Grammy Museum Experience. (EFE)

Shakira it is an example of everything, from its creative part, to the philanthropic part. She always shows this concern and social activism that is important for artists to have,” said Luis Dousdebes, director of the Latin Grammy Awards.


Grammy Museum with Shakira exhibit


Photograph of a painting with the image of the Colombian singer Shakira during her presentation at the Grammy Awards in 2007.

Organized into four rooms, the exposure covers different facets of the singer’s career and brings the public of the author of “Anthology” closer to 55 iconic objects that Shakira used at key moments in his career.

Among them, the two suits he wore to the 2020 Super Bowl, the crystal-studded pink guitar he played during his “Oral Fixation” tour in 2007, one of his notebooks with handwritten songs, and the Spanish-English dictionary he it helped him to compose the songs of “Laundry Service”.

“95% of the exhibits are from her personal collection. Luckily she keeps a lot of material from her career and her team provided everything we asked for,” Emmons added.

Attendees will also be able to hear and see Shakira recounting her life as a singer, the challenges she faced as a Latina in the industry and curious anecdotes she has gone through in her more than 30 years of musical experience.


Emmons and Dousdebes believe that there is no better time to present an exhibition dedicated to Shakira after the rise that his career has taken in recent months with the presentation of songs such as “I congratulate you” with Rauw Alejandro, “Monotonía” with Ozuna and the very recent “TQG” with Karol G.

Being the success of the theme “SHAKIRA | BZRP Music Sessions # 53 “with the Argentine producer Bizarrap, irrefutable proof of the repercussion and validity that his music continues to have.

But not everything has been easy for the singer due to the controversies generated as a result of her separation from former soccer player Gerard Piqué and her problems with the Spanish Treasury.

“If someone thinks that they are going to come and find something like that, they will not find anything, we do not want to touch on that subject, she has to handle it and she is doing it well,” Dousdebes considered.

Grammy Museum with Shakira exhibit


Photograph of a painting with the image of the Colombian singer Shakira, hanging in the exhibition Shakira: The Grammy Museum Experience.

The singer has not yet visited the exposure that was made in his honor, but it is expected that it will be done at some point in the year that it will be open to the public.

Previously, the Grammy Museum commemorated the career of Mexican singer Marco Antonio Solís in its Latin section and for 2024 a exposure dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Latin Recording Academy.