The renowned Latin pop icon, Shakira, who was previously involved with the retired footballer Gerard Pique, has declared her retirement. However, she will be gracing the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on November 20th with a performance. This appearance marks a new record as Shakira becomes the first singer to have performed at four consecutive World Cups since 2006 in Germany, followed by South Africa in 2010 and Brazil in 2014 (closing ceremony).
Shakira, a well-known singer and former girlfriend of retired footballer Gerard Pique, rose to fame with her hit World Cup song “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”. The song was released during the 2010 World Cup and it has become relevant again with the upcoming 2022 World Cup in Qatar. It is considered one of the greatest World Cup songs of all time. Shakira has been invited to perform at the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on November 20th. She will be joined by other famous artists such as Dua Lipa, Black Eyed Peas, and BTS, the popular Korean band. The opening ceremony is expected to be a magnificent and significant event.
Shakira has recently performed at the opening ceremony of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which is being held during winter for the first time. Despite her personal struggles, including her divorce from soccer star Gerard Pique, Shakira’s career has been thriving, with her new songs becoming popular on digital platforms and generating high revenue. It is worth noting that this is the first time Shakira has been involved in World Cup events without Pique since 2010, as he has retired from the Spanish national team, despite initially being named in the preliminary squad of 55 players by coach Luis Enrique.