Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Shakira, & John Legend Kick Off 2010 FIFA World Cup

Black Eyed Peas

The Black Eyed Peas helped get the global party started at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert at Orlando Stadium in Soweto, South Africa, on Thursday (June 10). Dressed in glitzy, futuristic costumes, Fergie,,, and Taboo ran through an energetic set that included “Where Is the Love,” “Boom Boom Pow,” and “I Gotta Feeling.”

“Tonight we can all be in an ‘Empire State of Mind,’” said Alicia Keys before performing her New York anthem in front of 30,000 concertgoers. The pregnant singer also sang “No One,” “You Don’t Know My Name,” and “Fallin’.”

John Legend treated the crowd to his new single “Wake Up Everybody” from his forthcoming ’60s and ’70s covers album, while Shakira launched into “Hips Don’t Lie” with South African hip-hop artist Tumi Molekane and then delivered the official 2010 FIFA World Cup Song, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).”

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Jim Jonsin Makes Shakira’s Ass Shake

Shakira is already back in the lab working on a new, edgy dance album, as Rico Love previously revealed to Now his hitmaking partner Jim Jonsin is spilling a few more details on the blonde bombshell’s bilingual project.

During Rap-Up TV’s sit-down, the super-producer discussed how Shakira flew him out to her home in the Bahamas and some of the music they worked on, including a record inspired by the streets. “We came up with a song that she had worked on in the Dominican Republic,” he said. “She had an idea from Pitbull. Supposedly, she went into the ’hood and did this record.”

The “She Wolf” was all about her business during their studio sessions. “She’s a boss. She definitely knows what she wants and she’s not gonna settle for anything less. She’s a strong-willed woman,” remarked Jim.

Expect her famous hips to be working overtime once the new music drops. “She’s trying to get her dance thing and get back to the Latinos, and do that with percussion and some house stuff.” The only requirement? “If it doesn’t make her shake her ass or get her moving, then it’s not even worth going any further.”

Exclusive: Shakira Returns to Studio for Edgy, Dance Album


Less than six months after releasing her English album She Wolf, Shakira is back at work on her next project, has exclusively learned.

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Video: Usher, Alicia Keys, & Shakira Perform at NBA All-Star Game

Usher performed something new (“More”) and something old (“Yeah!”) during the introductions of the NBA All-Stars at the 2010 NBA All-Star Game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday (Feb. 14). If that wasn’t enough, Alicia Keys and Shakira co-headlined an unforgettable halftime show.

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Timbaland, Brandy, JoJo, Shakira, & Flo Rida Jingle All the Way

Timbaland and Brandy

It was far from a silent night at Y100′s Jingle Ball 2009 as Timbaland and Brandy electrified the stage with their Shock Value II collaboration “Meet in tha Middle” at Fort Lauderdale’s Bank Atlantic Center on Saturday (Dec. 12). The holiday concert also featured performances from JoJo, Shakira, Flo Rida, Jordin Sparks, Iyaz, and more.

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Video: Shakira f/ Kid Cudi – ‘Did It Again (Remix)’

Kid Cudi is dreaming of Shakira’s hips all “Day ‘N’ Nite” in the video for the remix to “Did It Again,” which can be found on the U.S. edition of She Wolf.

Video: Alicia, Aretha, & Shakira Rock Around the Christmas Tree

Aretha Franklin

Alicia Keys and Shakira got in the holiday spirit by performing on NBC’s “Christmas in Rockefeller Center.” Alicia sang “Little Drummer Girl” on a rooftop while Shakira heated up Rockefeller Plaza with her sexy rendition of “Santa Baby.” Aretha Franklin, sporting the latest in headwear, opened with “Joy to the World.”

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