Despite her popularity stateside, Shakira has never been bashful when it comes to exhibiting her Latin roots. The Colombian pop-rock star has been shaking her hips and making many do the same to her grooves for more than a decade now. And with the release of her self-titled album days ago, it seems like the dancing won’t stop any time soon.
That said, below is a look at Shakira’s biggest hits on the Hot Latin Songs chart. Sure, the ones on the Hot 100 may be a bit more familiar to her U.S. followers. And there are a few of those on the Latin list. But take some time to discover (and listen to) the jams that are lesser known around these parts.
This ranking is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. The ranking is based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 having the greatest value and weeks at No. 50 proportionately less. Due to various changes in chart rules and methodology through the years, songs have had reigns at No. 1 and on the chart of varying average lengths. To ensure equitable representation of the biggest hits from all years, certain time frames were weighted to account for the differences in song turnover rates.
Chart Peak: No. 3, Year: 1999
Chart Peak: No. 1 for one week, Year: 1996
Chart Peak: No. 2, Year: 2006
Chart Peak: No. 1 for three weeks, Year: 1998
“Que Me Quedes Tu”
Chart Peak: No. 1 for one week, Year: 2003
“Loca," feat. El Cata
Chart Peak: No. 1 for one week, Year: 2010
Chart Peak: No. 1 for five weeks, Year: 2009
“Hips Don’t Lie,” feat. Wyclef Jean
Chart Peak: No. 1 for eight weeks, Year: 2006
“Suerte (Whenever, Wherever)"
Chart Peak: No. 1 peak for seven weeks, Year: 2001
"La Tortura," feat. Alejandro Sanz
Chart Peak: No. 1 peak for 25 weeks, Year: 2005