On August 27 Shakira released her English-debut single, “Whenever, Wherever”…

On August 27, 2001 Latin superstar Shakira released her English-debut single, “Whenever, Wherever,” from her third studio and English-language debut album, “Laundry Service.”

Shakira in her

Shakira in her “Whenever, Wherever” music video
Epic Records

The single, which Shakira helped write, emphasizes how fate has lead her to find her significant other. Like many of Shakira’s music, it heavily features distinct South American elements, with Shakira incorporating her Lebanese background via her dance moves.

Music video to “Whenever, Wherever”:

The song was a critical and commercial success, receiving favorable reviews, and reaching the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. It topped the charts in 29 countries and to date has sold over 8.5 million copies worldwide.

Random Pop Culture Fact: Gloria Estefan provided additional writing to the single.

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