Columbian singer Shakira has been named as the number one trending musician globally on Google’s list for the year 2023. The popular search engine recently released the list, which places Shakira at the top followed by American singers Jason Aldean, Joe Jonas, Smash Mouth, and Italian star Peppino di Capri at positions two to five respectively.
The list continues with Gino Paoli, Tom Kaulitz, Kellie Pickler, José Luis Perales, and Anna Oxa completing the top ten in that order. In other news, Taylor Swift is now the most searched songwriter of all time on Google, while Beyoncé’s 2018 Coachella performance holds the title for the most searched performance of all time.
Who is Shakira?
Shakira first landed on the radar in Latin America during the mid-1990s with early albums like “Pies Descalzos” establishing her distinct fusion of styles. However, it wasn’t until the early 2000s that the singer truly broke through on an international mainstream level.
Her first English-language album “Laundry Service” in 2001 catapulted Shakira into the global stratosphere. The record spawned the smash crossover hits “Whenever, Wherever” and “Underneath Your Clothes” as she both made history and broke boundaries. Shakira’s unique flair seamlessly blending her Latin heritage into chart-topping English-language pop tunes set her apart.
By the mid-2000s, Shakira reigned supreme as the biggest crossover Latin artist ever. She racked up billions of views and streams thanks to iconic hits like 2005’s “Hips Don’t Lie” dominating airwaves across cultures.
Standout Super Bowl Show Steals 2023 So Far
While Shakira has remained a world-famous singer for decades, her showstopping 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show catapulted searches and interest to new highs. Her epic co-headlining performance alongside Jennifer Lopez smashed records for the most watched Super Bowl show in history.
Shakira dazzling the Super Bowl crowd with hits like “Whenever, Wherever” and her signature belly dancing sparked 2023’s top trending musician. Following years focused on raising her two kids away from the spotlight, Shakira’s triumphant Super Bowl return put her back at music’s forefront. Searches for the singer surged over 5,000 percent in the hours after the history-making show.
Ongoing Cultural Impact
Aside from creating smash hits and stealing the show at 2023’s Super Bowl, Shakira also serves as an inspiration for broader culture. As one of the most famous people worldwide of Colombian descent, the singer represents Latinx pride on the global stage.
She gives back to youth in Latin American communities through various foundations as well. Shakira stands for female empowerment through her songs and advocacy supporting education.
With philanthropic endeavors adding to a long list of artistic accomplishments, Shakira shows no signs of slowing down in her mid-40s. If topping musicians in 2023 Google searches offers any indications, the Queen keeps her firm hold on the throne this year and beyond. Shakira recently hinted at new Spanish-language music potentially arriving later in 2023 much to fans’ excitement.
Thanks to an electrifying Super Bowl spectacle kicking off 2023 on a high note, loyal supporters and casual listeners alike keep searching for Shakira. Her influence continues touching all aspects of culture from music to fashion to dance and beyond. At this point, the Columbian icon seems eternally beloved by generations of adoring fans worldwide.